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Auto Counting and Crating System

Auto Counting and Crating System
Automatic counting & crating system is a system used for automatic counting and crating of polyethylene (LDPE) pouches in containers (polyethylene crates or carton cases).

This system can be integrated into a working line with a Vertical Form-Fill-Seal (VFFS) packaging machine of any make.





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OPERATING PRINCIPLE

Filled pouches come from a VFFS packing machine (1) on the outfeed conveyor (2) and are transported to the pouch counter- collector (3).
Empty cases are fed to the horizontal conveyor (4) and stop under the counter-collector (3).
The empty crate/carton box is filled with set number of pouches.
After filling, the counter-collector closes it's flaps, the filled crate moves on the horizontal conveyor (4) and the next empty crate takes its place.
Upon detection of this empty crate, the flaps of the counter-collector open and fill the next crate.

  1. VFFS Packaging machine
  2. Conveyor for filled pouches
  3. Counter-collector for pouches
  4. Horizontal conveyor for feeding of empty crates / boxes
  5. Crate / Box
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
SPECIFICATIONVALUE
PACKED PRODUCT Polyethylene pouches
POUCH TYPE Pillow pouch
TYPE OF STACKING In bulk at 3 points
PRODUCTIVITY*, MAX Up to 600 cases / hour
RANGE OF POUCHES COUNTING IN A BOX From 1 to 99 pouches (depending on case and pouch dimensions)
ELECTRICAL POWER (MAXIMUM) 0.4 kW, 380±4% V (3 phase), 50 Hz
AIR CONSUMPTION ~ 0.8 m3/hour
WEIGHT ~ 160 kg
SALIENT FEATURES
PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLER ENABLES:
  • Transportation of pouches to the counter-collector
  • Counting of pouches
  • Transportation of empty, filled cases
  • Counting of filled cases / boxes
  • Start / stop operation of the horizontal conveyor
  • Uniform distribution of pouches inside the empty case provided there is a constant supply of empty cases
  • Provides an alarm signal to stop the machine in case of lack of cases and/or when the counter-collector is full
  • Provides a signal to the machine to start after detection of box (depending upon the packaging machine control system)
  • Programming of the quantity of pouches for counting in a case/box
  • Programming of the working algorithm for the “flaps“ of counter-collector
OUTFEED CONVEYOR:
  • Power: 0.18 kW
  • Speed of the conveyor for transport of pouches: 0.4 m/sec
  • Tilt angle: adjustable
  • Maximum height: 900 mm
OUTFEED CONVEYOR:
  • Pneumatic Drive
  • Opening flaps have three positions for uniform distribution of pouches inside the case/box
  • Counting of pouches is undertaken by the help of a photo eye sensor
HORIZONTAL CONVEYOR FOR EMPTY CASE / BOX FEEDING:
  • Overall dimensions: 650 х 1600 х 260 mm
  • Power: 0.18 kW
  • Speed of the conveyor for transport of pouches: 0.4 m/sec
  • Working mode: Start-stop operating
MAIN COMPONENTS
NAMEBRAND
Integrated programmable logic controller (PLC) and control panel (HMI) UNITRONICS
Contactors LOVATO / HAGER
Pneumatic cylinders FESTO
Power supply CARLO CAVAZZI
Switches / Buttons TECHNIK / LOVATO
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