Syntegon set to reveal key industry automation solutions at Pack Expo event

Robotic pick and place systems and flow wrapping machinery will be among the heart of Syntegon Technology’s processing and packaging solutions being displayed at Pack Expo in Las Vegas, US next month reports Neill Barston.

As the company noted, its focus will be place on advanced technologies for the event, with two automated lines and a series of live presentations offer visitors insights into its portfolio designed around creating factories of the future.

According to the German-based business, robotics solutions have intensified in usage during the coronavirus pandemic, further fuelling the automation megatrend. While Syntegon has been offering robotic solutions for decades, the newly developed pick-and-place platform, Syntegon RPP, sets new standards in the automation of packaging lines. The modular and highly flexible platform automates process steps such as handling, feeding, and loading for a wide range of products. Together with transport modules, the Delta robots can be flexibly connected and seamlessly integrated into an overall system.

With the Sigpack TTMD topload cartoner with integrated Delta robots, Syntegon showcases another solution for automated secondary packaging. The TTMD is equipped with one or more Delta robot cells. It processes products from mulitple infeed sources in random order and orientation. A camera-based vision system detects the individual products on the infeed belt. Robotic arms pick the products and place them flat or on-edge in the cartons.

Additionally, the Kliklok ACE offers food manufacturers full flexibility in carton forming. They can choose between glue, lock-style or an innovative ultrasonic technology. Both the lock-style and ultrasonic versions are glue-free, making them a sustainable option for different carton format sizes. For Pack Expo, taking place between September 27-29 in the US, visitors can experience the sustainability and efficiency benefits of the Kliklok ACE live – and take a closer look at sample trays made from paper that can replace commonly used plastic trays for cookies.

The company’s two automated lines provide a live overview of its complete range of competences. The first line features the newly developed robotic pick and place platform RPP. The RPP Delta Robots load cookies into the infeed chain of the Pack 403 HE horizontal flow wrapper, which is specifically designed for a harsh environment and high production volumes. The flow-wrapped cookies are then packed into cartons on the Kliklok ITC integrated topload cartoner.

The second line demonstrates Syntegon’s international footprint: all technologies come from different sites and can be seamlessly integrated into one comprehensive bag-in-box line for crackers: the SVE 3822 vertical bagger feeds the crackers into a Kliklok MEC endload cartoner using the bag in box interceptor infeed with continous motion. A virtual display shows how the line can additionally be equipped with an Elematic case packer that is known for its pack style flexibility as well as tool-less and quick format changeovers.

Furthermore, the business will also be offering  live presentations. Robotics experts give detailed insights into the benefits of automated solutions, such as its RPP pick-and-place platform or the Sigpack TTMD cartoner. The event also marks the virtual launch of the company’s latest liquid filling machine: the LFS, which is available in clean and ultra-clean hygienic executions, fills and packages liquid and viscous food. Thanks to the new modular concept, manufacturers are able to react quickly to changing market demands and enhance their production.


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