Jars are moved into the Brenton Mach-2 Case Packer via lane divider metering belts which transfer the jars from the infeed conveyor onto the Brenton S45 Servo Lane Divider conveyor at line rate. Jars are then transferred into another pair of side belts running twice the speed to create a gap between jars to allow for lane shift. Jars are conveyed and accumulated in individual lanes to maintain a minimum surge prior to the load station. The pack pattern is metered with a set of servo pins allowing the correct number of jars to be presented in front of the loader. Once in position, the loader will cross-push the pattern into the case. Simultaneously, the case packer will pick a blank and set it up into the indexing flights. The cases will be indexed to two load stations where the front and minor flaps are funneled open and the opposite minor flaps are closed. After the case is loaded it is indexed forward to have the load size minor flaps plowed and tucked closed. As the case is indexed to the compression stations; four glue dots will be applied to the first panel to secure the manufacture’s flap, the major flaps are plowed closed as glue stripes are applied to the closed minor flaps. The flaps are then held in compression for a secure glue seal.
The sealed case travels up the spiral conveyor to the Currie by Brenton High Level Palletizer (HLP). As the cases approach, a Currie by Brenton Standard Pallet Dispenser lowers a pallet out of the hopper and conveys it to the pallet elevator. The pallet is then moved to the loading station where it is centered and squared. Incoming cases are metered into the row forming area as needed and rotated to form the desired pattern. Each layer is formed by pushing one row of cases at a time from the forming area onto the layer accumulation area. After the last row of cases is pushed onto the layer accumulation area, the lift-on-return layer pusher will lower and push the layer on top of the stripper plate. Side squaring plates will compress the layer into a tight pack pattern and will remain in compression until the stripper plates are opened and the layer settles on top of the load below. The completed pallet is conveyed to a pallet stacking system where it is stacked two pallets high and then discharged to the Orion MA-DX for stretch wrapping.
Robotic palletizer, stretch wrapper & labeler integrated system from Brenton, Orion & ID Technology.
Stretch wrapper & conventional palletizer integrated system from Orion & Currie by Brenton.