Small & compact: perfect Top Loading Monoblock
What about a monoblock loading unit composed with food industry box forming machine, Delta robot for pick & place and robotic closing unit all housed within 3x2 meters?
Such a complete compact solution can handle up to 500 incoming products per minute with an output of 30 cartons/cases a minute. With high flexibility in terms of its loading patterns, it can handle chocolate bars and tablets on edge or flat whilst forming “CDU” carton display units or cases for safe and stable shipping. The IF316 is the latest addition within the Cama Break-Through Generation, a new food industry box forming machine of secondary packaging systems developed by Cama to match the demanding requests of a market continuously evolving.
Cama gives you the opportunity to choose from standard PLC machines or to go for the new PLC-less technology which helps in reducing the footprint further. Cama’s IF316 is the smallest compact end of food industry box forming machine line solution, combining accessibility and ergonomics for the top loading of your confectionery products without compromising on speed and efficiency. The new IF316 footprint is 40% smaller than a usual monoblock solution.
No embarassment on naked chocolate
It’s a matter of hygiene, product care and accuracy. As usual, Cama responds to all the criteria with state of the art technology. This time we have gone a further step forward, proposing a clear advantage for the pick & placing of naked products in terms of lean design. 12 Delta type robots, RB588 model, are integrated in a single loading cell. The robots are positioned 6 by 6 in two parallel lanes, picking up naked products from the common transport conveyor sharing the same working area. Thanks to Cama’s patented anti-collision system, each robot knows its own position and that of the other robots therefore avoiding any conflict in the picking and placing movement.
In food industry box forming machine the picked products are then placed into cartons or trays which move in the same direction as the products. Cama Software Specialists have developed accurate software based on a co-flow principle which ensures that the cartons or trays move at the required speed to load all the “good” products available. This co-flow technology guarantees that each carton or tray is completed filled with no missing product. One single artificial vision system is driving all the 12 robots. The Co-Flow principle designed by Cama is the fastest way straight to efficiency.
Market forces are demanding more variety packs and mixed flavoured selling units. That’s easy, at least if you chose the right technology. Cama developed a new food industry box forming machine system to go beyond the standard boundaries in term of mixing variety packs. We are not just combining different flavours, in certain projects we are mixing up different product formats too.
Thanks to the combination of Cama robots and food industry box forming machine, the corrugated board boxes can contain several different configurations of bars, bags, pouches and cartons. An additional benefit is the contribution of Cama’s Packaging Department in this project development. The Packaging Engineering team proposed to substitute the previously used plastic handle with a one piece box with carton handle. The new packaging is cheaper and more environmentally friendly and shows Cama’s commitment to working with their suppliers. This variety pack line is a good example of the scope of services offered by Cama: we are not just a machine supplier, but a valuable partner to assist you with all your product and packaging solution needs.
Flexible Pitchless Cartoner for all
Cama’s CL175 cartoner is the perfect solution for the side loading of chocolate bars and tablets, if you are looking for flexibility in terms of speed, products collation and carton formats. This Cama Break-Through Generation machine is coupled with an innovative magnetic product carrier system which makes the side loading free from any link with the products pitch. By clever design, the product carriers are adjusted via HMI according to the width of product, or group of products you need to put into the carton.
Thanks to food industry box forming machine, the cartoning machine can work in an intermittent or continuous motion mode making it possible to work with several different grouping patterns. Without getting to technical, with this application you are free to change the quantity of products inside the carton, from a 6 to a 13 count display almost immediately. The food industry box forming machine is cabinet free and thanks to a clear visual management scheme and step by step procedures monitored by the HMI, it is easy for the end line operator to carry out routine cleaning and maintenance procedures. An example of what you can do with this application: product through put of 600 bars per minute, loaded 3 pieces on 2 layers, for an output of 100 cartons a minute. Cama’s CL175 is not just a cartoner, it’s a complete packaging system.