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      Pack Expo 2017

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      Packaging Automation Solutions

      Effective automation of packaging machines of all kinds and at every level of complexity

      Packaging Line of the Future

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      #1 – Processing & Conveying

      • Roller Conveyor

        Roller conveyors are driven either by flat, cylindrical belts or by chains. They accommodate conveying line switches and sorters. Roller conveyors have a motor inside the rollers which propels loads across zones of conveyor sections.

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      • Belt Conveyor

        Belt conveyor is a machine transporting material in a continuous way by friction drive. It is mainly composed by rack, conveyor belt, belt roll, tensioning device and gearing. It can form a material delivery process between the initial feeding point and the final discharging point.

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      • Product Architecture

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        Machine Energizing - TeSys D Contactors, TeSys GS, Vario Switches, FA Molded Case Circuit Breakers, PowerPact B-Frame Molded Case Circuit Breakers
        Emergency Stop – Preventa XPS
        Film Unwind Servo Motor – Lexium 28
        Film Drive Servo Motor / Sealing Jaw Servo Motor – Lexium 32
        Controller – PLC
        HMI – Magelis
        Control and Signaling – Harmony C&S Products

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        #2 – Feeding & Loading

          #3 – Vertical & Horizontal Form Fill & Seal

          • Vertical Form Fill & Seal

            Vertical/Horizontal Form Fill and Seal (VFFS/HFFS) machines are automated packaging systems used in packaging solid or liquid materials. VFFS/HFFS machines package product in a vertical or horizontal plane around a solid product using a film reel.
            The film tension is kept constant by means of a tension arm. The forward movement of the film drive motor during the bagging reduces the film reserve and lifts the tension arm. When the arm reaches its top position, a portion of the film on the reel is unwounded to fill again the film reserve until the tension arm reaches its initial (bottom) position. The film is folded to envelop the product and then sealed alongside.
            A conveyor moves the products to the center of the film. The transverse sealing wheels close the back part of the bag; the cutter cuts off the full bag that then is evacuated on another conveyor. The cut in the middle of the sealing also allows to close the front part of the next bag.

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          • Horizontal Form Fill & Seal

            Vertical/Horizontal Form Fill and Seal (VFFS/HFFS) machines are automated packaging systems used in packaging solid or liquid materials. VFFS/HFFS machines package product in a vertical or horizontal plane around a solid product using a film reel.
            The film tension is kept constant by means of a tension arm. The forward movement of the film drive motor during the bagging reduces the film reserve and lifts the tension arm. When the arm reaches its top position, a portion of the film on the reel is unwounded to fill again the film reserve until the tension arm reaches its initial (bottom) position. The film is folded to envelop the product and then sealed alongside.
            A conveyor moves the products to the center of the film. The transverse sealing wheels close the back part of the bag; the cutter cuts off the full bag that then is evacuated on another conveyor. The cut in the middle of the sealing also allows to close the front part of the next bag.

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          • Product Architecture

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            Machine Energizing - TeSys D Contactors, TeSys GS, Vario Switches, FA Molded Case Circuit Breakers, PowerPact B-Frame Molded Case Circuit Breakers
            Emergency Stop – Preventa XPS
            Film Unwind Servo Motor – Lexium 28
            Film Drive Servo Motor / Sealing Jaw Servo Motor – Lexium 32
            Controller – PLC
            HMI – Magelis
            Control and Signaling – Harmony C&S Products

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            #4 – Filling & Capping

              #5 – Price Labelling & Shrink Sleeving

                #6 – Flow Pack

                • Flow Pack

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                  #7 – Wrap Around Boxing

                  • Wrap Around Boxing

                    Machine forms a box around a batch of products and then to close it. Transfer of the batch results in the box wrapping itself around the latter, either by vertical transfer (described here) or lateral transfer. This boxing system is suitable for packaging in general and has the advantage of minimizing the play of products in their box.

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                  • Product Architecture

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                    Machine Energizing - TeSys D Contactors, TeSys GS, Vario Switches
                    Machine Drive –
                    Altivar 320, Altivar 340
                    Movement Supply and Safety Cut-Off – TeSys D Contactors
                    Controller – PLC
                    HMI – Magelis
                    Control and Signaling – Harmony C&S Products

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                    #8 – Grouping / Ungrouping Machine

                      #9 – Shrink Wrapping

                        #10 – Parceling

                          #11 – Pallet Dispenser

                            #12 – Palletizing

                              #13 – Automatic Storage & Retrieval System (ASRS)

                              • ASRS

                                The transtorage system consists of a self-propelled column moving along a central aisle (traverse). It supports a vertically sliding platform (lifting). The extraction movement (direction) brings a bin from the stock to the platform and vice versa. Some storage systems can change aisles by curved paths and switches.

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                              • Product Architecture

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                                Machine Energizing - TeSys D Contactors, TeSys GS, Vario Switches
                                Movement Supply and Safety Cut-Off – TM5 Safety
                                Film Drive Servo Motor / Sealing Jaw Servo Motor – Lexium 32
                                HMI – Magelis
                                Control and Signaling – Harmony C&S Products

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                                #14 – Stretch Wrapping

                                • Rotary Arm

                                  Stretch machines wrap palletized loads in stretchable plastic film (polyethylene) by rotating a reel-holder around the pallet (rotary arm) or rotating a pallet itself.
                                  The top cover is applied to the material; the stabilizer plate descends until it is in contact with the load. The fastening of the film is automatically carried out by an arm. The rotary arm starts to apply the plastic film around the pallet.

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                                • Rotary Pallet

                                  Stretch machines wrap palletized loads in stretchable plastic film (polyethylene) by rotating a reel-holder around the pallet (rotary arm) or rotating a pallet itself.
                                  Stretch wrap with a rotary pallet starts with fastening the film to the pallet. When machine cycle starts, the rotation of the table wraps the film around the table. The reel-holder carriage moves regularly upwards/downwards so that the pallet is spirally wrapped.

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                                • Product Architecture

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                                  Machine Energizing - TeSys D Contactors, TeSys GS, Vario Switches, FA Molded Case Circuit Breakers, PowerPact B-Frame Molded Case Circuit Breakers
                                  Movement Supply and Safety Cut-Off – Preventa XPS
                                  Arm Rotation – TeSys D Contactors, TeSys U Combination Motor Starter
                                  Lifting of reel-holder carriage – Altivar 320, Altivar 340
                                  Lifting/lowering of film reel to make up top cover – Altivar 320, Altivar 340
                                  Drive of roller conveyor – Altivar 320, Altivar 340
                                  Pre-stretching of film – Altivar 320, Altivar 340, Lexium 28
                                  Controller – PLC
                                  HMI – Magelis

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