Ishida Europe has launched a new version of its ACP-700 series automatic case packing systems for snacks and other dry product packs, offering a fast, flexible and compact solution for a wide range of bag and case sizes and pack patterns.
According to the company, the ACP-722 RRP offers one of the smallest footprints, being up to 50% smaller than equivalent casepacker models. As well as saving factory space, this allows for quick and easy installation and integration into existing production lines. The single directional flow design produces a compact line layout which can accommodate twin lines. The top speed is 20 cases per minute.
Key to the small size of the machine is the combination of case infeed and alignment, bag sorting and packing as well as case closing and sealing in one single compact unit, removing the need for additional conveyors. This means all functions can be controlled from one HMI touch screen. Product changeover is initiated at the touch of a button. The process is completely automatic and performed in under three minutes without requiring a skilled technician.
The ACP-722 RRP can form part of a fully integrated snacks packing line, manufactured by Ishida, comprises of a multihead weigher, bagmaker, seal tester, checkweigher, X-ray inspection system and casepacker. Utilising Ishida’s ITPS 2 software, set up and adjustment for the entire line can take place anywhere on the line from a single HMI screen.
As part of the integrated line, the ACP-722 RRP receives upstream pack air-fill data from the Ishida seal tester, enabling immediate adjustments to be made to ensure continuous and reliable high-speed packing.
The ACP-700 series of case packers is capable of handling bags between 108 and 330mm in width and up to 375mm in length with many different bag types including pillow, side gusset, flat bottom and HEM.
“The snacks market remains highly competitive, and companies therefore need to maximise efficiencies in every part of their operations,” said Jim McGregor, Applications Engineer at Ishida Europe. “The ACP-722 RRP has been designed to ensure fast throughput without compromising on pack quality and presentation, delivering maximum return from a minimum footprint.”
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