Bradman Lake will be demonstrating their speciality of automated bagel packaging with newly developed on-edge collators at interpack.
Bradman Lake, a leader in providing innovative packaging solutions, has recently developed a new on-edge collator to automate the packaging of bagels into Polypropylene bags. This system was designed to meet the needs of a New York based bagel manufacturer who wanted to expand their sales to include retail stores and automate their packaging line.
The customer’s product shape was irregular and had various different toppings, which made it challenging to collate on edge. With the help of Bradman Lake’s expertise, the customer’s requirement for slicing and collating of their bagels on edge was fulfilled with a newly developed bagel slicer and collator, which was incorporated into Bradman Lake’s already established Ibonhart Bagel Bagging Machine.
The new collator is designed to provide the customer full control of the product compared to other systems in the market that use a gravity feeder. The machine offers multiple benefits including easy operation with fewer adjustments required, improved accuracy and reliability when handling variable product collations, shapes and sizes, as well as increased efficiency with faster speeds of up to 60 bags per minute.
“We are always looking for ways to improve our machines so that we can provide customers with quality and reliable machines that increase efficiency and productivity,” said John Marlee, Managing Director of Bradman Lake. “As each bagel is handled individually, our new on-edge collator is ideal for customers who need to pack bagel with variable tolerances, shapes and sizes.”
Bradman Lake has been providing customers with innovative packaging solutions since 1948. They specialise in designing unique solutions tailored specifically to each customer’s individual needs. Their team of experienced engineers have the knowledge and expertise necessary to develop state-of-the-art equipment that meets even the most complex requirements.
With this new addition to their range of products, Bradman Lake continues to be at the forefront of providing innovative packaging solutions for customers around the world.
Visitors to Bradman Lake’s stand 5C22 Hall 5 at the Interpack Show on May 4-10 May at Dusseldorf, Germany will see in action the new high-speed pressure-less IMF Intelligent Motion Feeder, specifically designed to meet the challenges of today’s packaging industry by improving efficiency and flexibility to increase profitability. The IMF will automatically feed products into the FT120 Flow Wrapper.
The wrapped products will then enter the DRT Dual Racetrack Robotic Toploader, which will pick and place products into cartons formed and glued on the HSS High Speed Servo Driven Carton Former. Filled cartons will transfer to the IL120 Carton Closer and are sealed using hot melt adhesive, demonstrating a flexible and modular top load cartoning approach.
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