8. The Mach-2 wraparound case packer from Brenton, which operates in an indexing motion to produce up to 35 cases per minute, will be integrated with a robotic palletizer and stretch wrapper to create a small-footprint end-of-line solution. According to the company, the design of the integrated line reduces the floor space typically required by similar configurations by up to 40%.
The case packer and robot will share a control panel for ease of use, unified operation and to save space.
But perhaps the most interesting benefits of this servo driven, side-load case packer is its quality control processes, especially helpful for pharmaceutical applications. A vision system verifies barcodes and human readable text on primary packs before they are loaded into cases. Then, cases are checkweighed before being moved to case labeling. Here, case labels are inspected by a vision system to, again, verify correctness of barcodes and human readable info.
See the integrated Mach-2 case packer at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2015 in Booth C-3121.