JW Vertical Cartoner used as 5 Litre Canister Packer

JW Has just built a vertical cartoner which packs 4 and 5 litre containers into Corrugated cases. The canister packer functions as a case packer. The cartoner runs at 15 cases per minute. The bottles are loaded onto the conveyor manually. A pick and place arm loads the bottles into the cartons from above. Booklets are placed into the empty case before the canister is loaded. The carton has a window on the top face which allows the user to access the canisters handle. The case is glued top and bottom. A tear strip allows the user to open the case.

JW Has just built a vertical cartoner which packs 4 and 5 litre containers into Corrugated cases. The canister packer functions as a case packer.

CCM-AV Vertical Cartoner as Canister Packer

The cartoner runs at 15 cases per minute.  The bottles are loaded onto the conveyor manually. A pick and place arm loads the bottles into the cartons from above. Booklets are placed into the empty case before the canister is loaded. The carton has a window on the top face which allows the user to access the canisters handle. The case is glued top and bottom. A tear strip allows the user to open the case.

At the outfeed an articulated arm robot palletises the cases, picking 4 cases together using a clamping gripper and placing them on the pallet. Pallet changeover is manual. Between each layer the robot places an interlayer onto the pallet. During pallet changeover the filled boxes are accumulated at the out-feed conveyor of the case packer. When the pallet is nearly full a warning is displayed on the HMI. When the operator is ready to remove the full pallet from the cell, he notifies the system of his intention by pressing a button at the entry to the cell. A this time an internal shutter closes to separate the area the operator can access from the second palletising position where the robot is still working. The entry shutter opens allowing the operator to safely remove the full pallet.

Smallest Footprint drives customer to buy JW Vertical Cartoner with Palletising Cell

The machine seen on the video above is based on the successful CCM-AV vertical cartoner. The size of the boxes meant that the cartoner had to be re-designed with a wider format wheel. The format cartridges holding the boxes were also re-designed to handle the 5Kg weight. The safety guards are made of safety glass which, unlike polymer alternatives, is resistant to abrasive chemical cleaning and looks good for longer.

Canister Packer Palletiser Vertical Cartoner CCM-AV

Layout showing compact cell for Case Packing and Palletising

The customer chose the CCM-AV Canister Packer due to its small footprint as a combined cell for both case packing and palletising. The customer, a long standing customer of JW, is happy with the service and support he receives.
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Rychiger delivers FS200 Liquid Filling Sealing Machine for Diagnostic Assays

Rychiger recently delivered a compact liquid filling and foil sealing machine for a customer in the diagnostics industry. The customer wanted to fill pre-molded 8 cavity assay kits with 8 different reagents. The liquids to fill included suspensions and beads. The cavities had to be foil sealed with a single foil strip. The required fill accuracy was +- 1%. Fill volume in each cavity was as little as 30 microliters.

Rychiger recently delivered a compact liquid filling and foil sealing machine for a customer in the diagnostics industry. The customer wanted to fill pre-molded 8 cavity assay kits with 8 different reagents. The liquids to fill included suspensions and beads. The cavities had to be foil sealed with a single foil strip. The required fill accuracy was +- 1%. Fill volume in each cavity was as little as 30 microliters.
The FS 200 mono-block liquid filler and sealer was ideally suited to this application. In two lane design the FS 200 can produce up to 100 assay kits per minute (up to 200 with 4 lanes). The assays are fed from a vibratory feeder onto the filling machines indexing rotary turret. At the filling station piston pumps dose the liquids into each of the 16 cavities simultaneously.
The lid foil arrives at the machine from roll stock. The lid itself is punched in a separate station to avoid particles being shed over the assay kits. A pick and place unit places them onto the assay kits where they are heat sealed. Sealing is at the heart of Rychigers competencies, with over 40 years of experience in the sealing of pre-made containers. The filled and sealed product then exits the machine. At the exit 2 labels are applied to the assay. Of these, one label is in-line printed with variable batch data. Vision control systems verify fill level in the cavities, label presence, barcode legibility and the accuracy of the printed data. Subsequently the assays are automatically loaded into trays and racks ready for down-stream packaging.

Liquid filling and foil sealing machine with tray loader
FS200 Liquid filling and foil sealing machine with tray loader

Sealing and Filling machines to Medical and Pharmaceutical Standards

Sealing and filling are the heart of Rychigers competencies, with over 40 years of experience in the filling and sealing of pre-made containers. The new FS 200 is designed for medium output applications in the medical and pharmaceutical industry. The compact footprint of less than 3 square meters as well as the GMP design are well suited to the requirements of the medical sector. Rychiger offers full validation services, supplied by their in house validation department.