Company: PMI Cartoning, Inc.


Equipment Snapshot: PMI will exhibit a new universal case packer at PACK EXPO in Chicago, November 6-9, 2016 in Booth S-3566. This new addition to the HCP family of case packers has the ability to run wrap-around, side-load and top-load cases–on a single machine! Additionally, the HCP can pack cases with inner or outer fifth flaps as well as trays of product.

The all-servo design features Allen-Bradley multi-axis Kinetix servos, allowing for maximum uptime, quick changeovers and simple operation. Operator-friendly controls from Rockwell Automation include ControlLogix and AB PanelView Plus.

A dual-arm servo assembly is used for case blank erecting and opening. Additional features include an automatic lube system, open flap detect/reject and an integrated case up-ender and print conveyor. A Nordson Pro Blue system with electric dispensing glue guns ensures fast, strong case seals. Category 3 Safety compliance is standard and optional stainless steel wash down construction is available. Custom in-feed and product-handling systems allow speeds up to 30 cases/trays per minute.

Applications for the HCP include confectionery, food & beverage, and more.