Company: PMI KYOTO


Equipment Snapshot: PMI KYOTO Packaging Systems is exhibiting a new Tri-Seal Top-Load Cartoner at PACK EXPO International in Chicago on Oct. 14-17 at Booth S-2048. The new machine integrates a pick-and-place delta robot to achieve more consistent, high-quality cartons and more accurate product fills—all at higher speeds and with less downtime.

The fully modular and customizable cartoner features a pick-and-place delta robot and can also accommodate a second delta robot at the machine infeed to fill up to 60 cartons per minute, depending on the package being loaded into the carton. The robots feature lightweight carbon shafts that allow it to handle a maximum of 120 cycles per minute. End-of-arm tooling, buckets and containers can be changed to carton flow-wrapped, bagged and thermoformed packages.

Built for high-speed operations, a re-orientation turret rotates product 90-degrees, or up to 180-degrees, to align with the orientation of the conveyor for maximum efficiency and to reduce product build-ups on the line and any scratching, punctures or pinholes to packaging material.

Unlike traditional cartoners where a mandrel presses a sheet down to form a carton, the Tri-Seal Top-Load Cartoner places a sheet between the carton former and vacuum belt and the carton former acts as the mandrel as it travels up to press against the form. Because the sheet is controlled the entire time, more accurate and higher quality cartons are created compared to typical tri-seal cartoners.

Visit PMI KYOTO at Booth S-2048 at PACK EXPO, Oct. 14-17, 2018 to see live demonstrations of the Tri-Seal Top-Load Cartoner.