Aug 28, 2018
The new M2000 case packer retains the proven mechanical features of the unit it replaces while modernizing the electrics and esthetics to create a solution that offers faster and more assured startup, simpler and easier operation, and higher uptime through quicker changeover.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn., August 28, 2018 – Brenton, a product brand of ProMach, introduced today the brand’s next generation intermediate case packer, the Brenton M2000. The M2000, which replaces the top selling Brenton Mach 2, maintains the mechanical precision of the Mach 2 while adding updates to the electrics and esthetics that reduce the case packer’s footprint by 25 percent, shortens installation time, and creates an easy to operate machine. Brenton designed the M2000 for higher uptime by making changeover more repeatable.
The M2000 is rated at between 12 and 30 wrap-around, regular slotted cases (RSC) or trays per minute. The stand-alone control enclosure for the Mach 2 has been abandoned in favor of locating several compact enclosures on the M2000, which contributes to a 25 percent reduction in footprint over the already compact Mach 2. Enclosures on the machine and distributed I/O greatly simplify wiring requirements, resulting in startup within days, not weeks, and overall simpler troubleshooting.
Changeover verification technology guides operators, even the inexperienced, through the changeover process quickly and accurately. If any setting is off for the specified recipe, the M2000 will not run. This feature reduces the likelihood of damage to the machine from an incorrect adjustment. For speedy issue resolution, various sections of the M2000 are assigned specific colored task lighting that illuminates a fault and pinpoints for personnel the area of the machine to examine. Bright white LED strip lighting throughout the M2000 provides well illuminated workspace for operations and maintenance personnel. Clear polycarbonate cladding along the length of the M2000 give personnel an unobstructed view of critical operations. New corporate colors enhance its appearance. Redesigned safety circuits ensure the utmost in worker safety and simplify wiring. RFID identification cards replace passwords for a high level of security.
A B&R computer interface features pull down menus, video, and document storage and display capabilities that make the M2000 easy to operate. The Allen-Bradley CompactLogix controller and K5700 servos will be familiar to most engineering and maintenance personnel. Custom control solutions are available.
See a M2000 case packing demonstration with integrated robotic palletizer at Pack Expo 2018. Brenton Booth # S-3644
A leader in servo technology packaging applications, Brenton engineers and manufactures case packing equipment, shrink-wrapping machines, robotic packaging systems, custom packaging systems, and product handling equipment for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and household products industries. Brenton also manufactures the Currie line of conventional and robotic palletizers. Brenton is a product brand of ProMach, a global leader in packaging line solutions. As part of the ProMach End of Line business line, Brenton helps our packaging customers protect and grow the reputation and trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Brenton at www.BrentonEngineering.com and more about ProMach at ProMachBuilt.com.