Flowpacks project

Product

Flowpacks 200 x 160 mm.

Problem

The customer had a conveyor line about 200 metres long that transported packages as flowpacks. At the end of that line, a packing machine handled sets of flowpacks and packed them in boxes.

The end-line packing machine required the flowpacks to arrive always in the same position and with the same separation for correct operation. Flowpacks not meeting these conditions could not be managed by the robot and had to be rejected.

The line was split into several segments joined by intermediate transfers. The physical characteristics of the flowpacks caused them to become stuck frequently in those intermediate transfers, disrupting the operation of the conveyor, stopping the entire line and altering the order of arrival and the distance between products required by the packing machine.

Solution

It is proposed to install a special Inprosy conveyor without intermediate transfers. In addition, in order to optimise plant space, it is proposed that the conveyor be installed at a height of about 3 metres.

The product is delivered to the height required by the packing machine by means of an Inprosy descent spiral model SPI-1T.

The expected outcome of this solution is to eliminate all flowpack jams that were caused by the previous intermediate transfers on the transport line, thus minimising unscheduled stops and ensuring that the units arrive at the packing machine with the required position and separation.

Achieved improvements

  • Increased line efficiency.
  • Elimination of product waste.

Key points

SPACE LIMITATION – CONVEYOR WITHOUT TRANSFERS – EFFICIENCY – CUSTOM SOLUTION – PRODUCT REJECT REDUCTION

* NOTE: for confidentiality reasons certain details of the project are omitted

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