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Merrick multipacker slideshow

Multipacker

  1. Merrick’s multipacker with New Twist technology for metering cans into tray packs was installed in early 2014.
  2. Cans arriving on a mass-flow conveyor are split into two rows just head of the New Twist device.
  3. Each rotation of the servo-driven New Twist “smart” feed screw metering system adds another can to the grouping; after six rotations, a retail-friendly 2x6 grouping is released and another group is started.
  4. Trayed 2x6-count trays are released for shrink wrapping downstream done by a refurbished system.
  5. It was critical that the new multipacker be capable of creating the space-saving 2x6 tray pack (shown lengthwise) that replaces a standard 3x4 trayed pack.
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