The co. has teamed up with DJS Systems, Inc. to provide a lid processor with the first integrated servo-actuated trim press that has a three-tier lid automation and packaging system. The trim press is based on the precision-guided linear moving platen system. The servo drive provides the capability of slowing down for a controlled, long ejection into an automation system, speeding up to make up the loop and then maintaining cycle time with a thermoformer. The automation system utilizes a servo pusher to contain the stacked lids through the transfer process; a two-axis robot arm then grasps each tier of lids independently and positions the lids into an indexing conveyor. The lids are then transferred to bagging and boxing stations. These motions are accomplished while forming, trimming and handling lids at a high rate, the co. reports.
Brown Machine LLC, 989/435-7741.