Eco friendly box closing machines

Opitz range of box erecting and case closing machines apply recyclable gummed paper tape instead of self adhesive tape. Their volume reducing box closers offer dispatch operations a faster and more sustainable return on investment . They eliminate plastic from the package.

Going Green – Sustainable solutions that make the case without plastic

Opitz Specialise in eco friendly box closing machines and case erectors that apply gummed paper tape as an alternative to Self adhesive plastic tape.

Eco Friendly Box Closing machines use gummed tape

Gummed paper tape consists of a kraft paper coated with an natural glue layer which, once wet, adheres to the cardboard box. It’s works like licking the envelope.

Gummed tape has several advantages over self adhesive tape, these include environmental, consumer and transportation benefits:

  • Fully Recyclable
    Reducing plastic waste has been a hot topic recently. The problem with plastic tape is that it contaminates the waste stream. In contrast gummed tape consists of recyclable materials: the carrier material is made of wood and the glue is based on renewable resources like potatoes and maize. This means that the whole box will break down when composted or can be recycled.Logo-Recycle
  • Tamper-evident closure
    Because gummed tape is the same type of material as the corrugated case it is sticking too the tape cannot be removed without tearing the box or cutting the tape. This makes it an ideal tamper evident solution. The result is a closure that is accepted for known consignor shipments as well as air freight.
  • Dust protection
    Gummed tape makes a homogenous bond with the cardboard resulting in a better seal. Because the tape is wet, gummed tape bonds well to the often dusty surface of the cases. Dust is sometimes a problem for self adhesive tape which looses its adhesive properties when coated in dust. The superior seal has benefits in the packaging of pharmaceuticals. This protects the contents against dust. Opitz also offers cross seals to fully seal the case.
Case sealing options
Case sealing options
  • Improved Stability & durability
    Gummed tape closures are more stable than self-adhesive tape closures. This is particularly important when packages are heavy. In drop tests gummed paper tape closures handle better in falls. Gummer tape is more durable when temperature and humidity varies, crucial for air freight. Gummed tape can be strengthen with fibres to make it even stronger.
  • Knife Free opening option
    The addition of a tear strip makes it possible to open the case without the need for a knife.Knife free case opening system

Gummed Tape Volume Reducing Case Closers – Removing the Fillings

The Opitz Volume reducers removes the need to fill cases with air cushions or loose fill removing another source of plastic waste from the package and ultimately the environment.

The prize winning  Vario 558 measures the height of the contents of the box and cuts the flaps down effectively reducing the height of the box. Reducing the height reduces the need to back fill with air pillows or other loose fill materials. Because the Vario 558 can handle cases of different footprints and heights one machine can cover a range of product sizes simultaneously. This makes it the ideal machine for varied and smaller volumes of cases.

Fast Return of Investment

As well as doing their bit to save the planet, customers in the electronics and clothing industries run the GO588  volume reducing box closer because of the fast return on investment. The box closer saves costs in many areas:

  • Save Shipping costs due to smaller package size
  • Reduce back fill material
  • Save storage costs due to reduced number of case sizes required
  • Save of labour costs labour due to automation.

To read more details on the Vario 558 Volume reducing case closer click here.

PPMA Show 2018 Food & Cosmetics Machinery Developments

RAUPACK will be exhibiting at the PPMA Show at the NEC, Birmingham. We have made several improvements in our machinery as well as welcomed new suppliers in our portfolio.

One of the main developments is regarding stick pack and sachet machines. We offer bespoke single dose packaging solutions for products ranging from granules and liquids to powder. Our most recent development – the double dosing stick pack machine – allows us to fill separate products into the pack at the same time. We excel in special pack finishes, shapes, materials and designs. Our machines can comply with extreme hygiene standards and high safety requirements.

We also supply horizontal or vertical cartoning machines in semi-automatic and fully-automatic versions with speeds of up to 60 cartons/min. We believe in quality over quantity, meaning our machines are made to the highest of German standards and are made of stainless steel instead of aluminium. Very quick 15-30 minutes changeovers, compact footprint and our German engineering team’s precision result in reliable and robust machines that you can count on.

Come and visit stand A13 to talk to us about any new projects you have.

PPMA Show 2018 Pharmaceutical Machinery Developments

RAUPACK will be exhibiting at the PPMA Show at the NEC, Birmingham. We have made several improvements in our machinery as well as welcomed new suppliers in our portfolio.

One of the main developments is regarding tablet counting and filling lines. The Cremer tablet counter is now available with automatic broken tablet inspection and removal. On top of this, our Monobloc liquid filling and tablet counting lines offer fast HMI controlled changeovers requiring minimal change parts, making our machines more cost effective than ever before.

If you have a stick pack or sachet project, we have the machine for you. We offer bespoke single dose packaging solutions for products ranging from granules and liquids to powder. On top of this, our recent development – the double dosing stick pack machine – allows us to fill separate products into the pack at the same time. We excel in special pack finishes, shapes, materials and designs. Our machines can comply with extreme hygiene standards and high safety requirements.

We also supply horizontal or vertical cartoning machines in semi-automatic and fully-automatic versions with speeds of up to 60 cartons/min. We believe in quality over quantity, meaning our machines are made to the highest of German standards and are made of stainless steel instead of aluminium. Very quick 15-30 minutes changeovers, compact footprint and our German engineering team’s precision result in reliable and robust machines that you can count on.

Today Track and Trace is inevitable. We offer serialisation hardware and software packages as turnkey solutions that have compact footprints in the packaging line and can cover various levels of data integration. Serial number generation and communication with authorities are also available as options.

Come and visit stand A13 to talk to us about any new projects you have.

Opitz installs Case Erector at Internet Business fulfillment Centre

Opitz has installed another Case erector at a Fulfilment centre in the midlands. This is the second case erecting machine to be installed at this customers site. The fulfilment centre is for internet orders that are picked direct to the end customer.

Opitz has installed another Case erector at a Fulfillment centre in the midlands. This is the second case erecting machine to be installed at this customers site. The fulfilment centre is for internet orders that are picked direct to the end customer.

Wide Format Range

The GO 795 is set up to run 13 formats from small cases 350 250 mm footprint up to large 800 mm long cases. The GO 795 case erector can be changed over in minutes.

Case Erector
Case Erector

Options for Bigger Cases

The GO795 can be customised to make larger boxes, for example for flat furniture packs. The GO 795 is also available with two magazine allowing the operator to set up the machine with a second format and produce two cases at the same time.

Achema 2018

[ June 11, 2018 9:00 am to June 15, 2018 4:00 pm. ] Achema 11-16 June 2018, Messe Frankfurt, Tablet Counters, Blister Machines, Pinhole Detectors, Camera System and Serialisation Equipment

June 11, 2018 9:00 amtoJune 15, 2018 4:00 pm

Many of our suppliers will be at Achema, Messe Frankfurt from 11th – 15th June 2018. Come and see what they will be exhibiting:

Rudolf Deckert,  Hall 3.1,  Stand G51

  • TVM 738 – Monoblock Tablet Counter with Automatic Broken tablet Reject and Gros Tare Checkweigher. Read more here

Cremer, Hall3.0 Stand F25

  • CFS-622*4 with camera
  • CFI-622*6 in motion machine.

Hicof Hall 1 Stand C64

  • Tamper Evident Track and trace Labeller

HPF Hall 3 Stand C23 

  • Pinhole Detector
  • Code Reader
  • Blister tablet inspection

Rohrer/Pharmapan Hall 3.1 Stand G50

To solve issues with stability, Pharmapan has developed a very simple and precise all-in-one reconstitution device: The Dual Chamber Blister

It allows for safely separated storage of different pharmaceutical ingredients, that are reconstituted and mixed just before use. It can also have different integrated applicators.

Rychiger Hall 3.1 Stand B25

Everything around sealing of containers.

Heino Ilsemann Hall 3.0 Stand H97

  • Presenting the Blica 600 full blister line for up to 600 blisters per minute.

Automatic Broken Tablet Rejection on Tablet and Capsule Counting Machines

At Interpack 2017 Cremer and Deckert both showcased Cremer counters with camera inspection systems and automatic reject of individual capsules. Camera detection of broken, rogue or discoloured tablet or capsules is nothing new, however previously reject took place either manually or a container was rejected. To ensure the rejected tablet or capsule was rejected often more than 1 container was rejected. The new automatic broken tablet rejection systems presented at Interpack involved pneumatic suction systems that automatically removed the defective tablets or capsules from the infeed tracks. This new approach maximises yield while minimising downtime.

At Interpack 2017 Cremer and Deckert both showcased Cremer counters with camera inspection systems and automatic reject of individual capsules. Camera detection of broken, rogue or discoloured tablet or capsules is nothing new, however previously reject took place either manually or a container was rejected. To ensure the rejected tablet or capsule was rejected often more than 1 container was rejected. The new automatic broken tablet rejection systems presented at Interpack involved pneumatic suction systems that automatically removed the defective tablets or capsules from the infeed tracks. This new approach maximises yield while minimising downtime.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd1q1avwkoQ?rel=0

Automatic Tablet Reject on Standalone Counter

On a standalone counter like the CFS 622 shown above once a defect is identified, a pneumatic arm moves across the 36 channels to remove the detective tablet or capsule. After this the machine restarts without having to reject a container.

Automatic Tablet Reject on Cremer Counter Integrated into Deckert TVM Monoblock counter

On the TVM a single CF622 module with 6 channels counts the tablets into bottles. Here the reject mechanism consists of 6 pneumatically actuated reject arms, one for each channel. The arm moves quickly to remove the broken or otherwise rejected tablet.

Monoblock Rotary Filling Capping on which Automatic broken tablet rejection can be fitted 
Monoblock Rotary Filling Capping on which Automatic broken tablet rejection can be fitted

Reject Criteria for Automatic Broken Tablet Rejection

The automatic tablet reject system can reject for the following causes.

  • Broken pieces by pixel count
  • Broken pieces by length or width
  • Colour defects
  • Spots
  • Rogue tablets
  • Open capsules

The camera looks from above and is restricted to what it can see above. In order to improve the camera’s viewing angle and narrow tolerances, flat camera plates can be fitted to the Cremer. These improve the aspect ratio visible to the camera. These flat plates optimise the contrast to the tablet as seen below.

Flat Camera Plates on Cremer Tablet Counter
Flat Camera Plates on Cremer Tablet Counter

End of Line, Cartoning and Bagging Machinery at Interpack 2017

May 4, 2017 10:00 amtoMay 10, 2017 6:00 pm

There have been many new developments at our suppliers recently so come to interpack and take a look at the machines that our suppliers will present:

Bagging Machinery

Innotech- Hall 17, stand B04

  • Vertical Form fill seal machinery
  • Frozen Foods, Seafoods, Loose Fils
  • Toys etc.
  • Block Bottom, Gussetted or Standard bags
Bagging machine
Custom Bagger

Horizontal and Vertical Cartoning

Jakob und Wienmeier – Hall 15, stand B59

  • Semi automatic vertical cartoning machine CCM-MV-10-800
  • Automatic horizontal cartoning machine CCM-AH-6-600
Vartical Cartoner CCM-AV
Automatic Vertical Cartoning Machine CCM-AV

Filling and Sealing Technology

Rychiger – Hall 06, stand D09

  • Liquid into preformed containers
  • Foil sealing and punching
  • Coffee Pot Production Machine

Case Packers

Schäfer and Flottmann – Hall 16, stand A04

  • Case Packers for high ouputs
  • Tray Erectors
Trays with Slots for Pots
Trays with Slots for Pots

Palletisers and De-palletisers

Ro-ber – Hall 6, stand D40

  • Multiple Gantry Robots in same working Area
  • Central Palletisers
  • Gantry Stores and Buffer Systems
Gantry Palletising Cell
Gantry Palletising Cell

We are looking forward to see you in Dusseldorf to discuss any projects you may have.

Machinery for Pharmaceuticals at Interpack 2017

May 4, 2017 10:00 amtoMay 10, 2017 7:00 pm

There have been many new developments at our suppliers recently so come and take a look at the machines that our suppliers will present:

Tablet Counting

R Deckert – Hall 16, stand E03

  • TVM Rotary Mono-block tablet counter for outputs up to 60 bottles/min
  • AVR Fast changeover linear Capping Machine for outputs up to 120 bottles/min
  • DTT Track and Trace Tamper Evident Labeller

Special Blister Development

Rohrer – Hall 16, stand C45

  • Modular Blister Machine Type R760S for development and fully automatic blister production:
  • Special functional requirements or deep draws, frangible seals, heat/moisture/oxygen sensitive products
  • Crea2Seal – Ceramic Sealing Technology

Horizontal and Vertical Cartoning

Jakob und Wienmeier – Hall 15, stand B59

  • Semi automatic vertical cartoning machine CCM-MV-10-800
  • Automatic horizontal cartoning machine CCM-AH-6-600

Filling and Sealing Technology

Rychiger – Hall 06, stand D09

  • Liquid into preformed containers
  • Foil sealing and punching
  • Filling and sealing of diagnostic wet wells
  • Lab scale to full production

Camera Inspection Systems

HPF Hans P. Friedrich Elektronik – Hall 16, stand F13

  • Pinhole detection
  • Colour inspection
  • Broken tablet inspection
  • Code reading

High Speed Blister Machines

Heino Ilsemann – Hall 16, stand D23

  • BP250 blister machine with CP100-S continuous motion cartoner at 300 products/min
  • BP400 blister machine with CP200 intermittent motion cartoner

We are looking forward to see you in Dusseldorf to discuss any projects you may have.

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.
Read more about our range of cartoners: Cartoning Machines