Gentle strapping, absolute user safety
The new UATRI-2 XT straps “inline” and facilitates work for the user with automated processes. The high-performance machine runs on a completely upgraded motor management technology and can be easily integrated in automated high-speed corrugated cardboard production lines. Along with its automatic set-up, the machine also automatically configures torque and other motor parameters to match the need of the products. It calculates the time it will take from detection of the load by the photoelectric barrier to operation of the required strapping functions. The UATRI-2 XT adjusts motor parameters to provide a slower, more powerful feed for large bundles and a lower-power, faster feed for small bundles.
While controls were integrated into the motors of the earlier types, the new UATRI-2 XT relies on centralized motor control. This prevents machine failure and ensures absolute reliability of the strapping system in the automatic production line. The roller drive on the UATRI-2 XT is equipped with a split belt system. Power is transmitted through two drive belts with the main belt guided on an innovative roller bed, simplifying maintenance, increasing the power/performance ratio, and extending service life.
Easy to use, safe operation
A touch panel with a revised user interface simplifies control of the UATRI-2 XT to prevent work interruptions and damage to the machine by incorrect operation. Different safety levels can be activated according to the operator’s skill and experience. There is no need to interrupt production to manually change strap coils. The machine is equipped with two coil dispensers. When one coil runs out of strap, the other strap is automatically joined. With 1,000 coil changes annually, this automatic strap coil change avoids around 50 hours machine downtime. That is equal to 75,000 bundles that could have been strapped in this time at a rate of 25 bundles per minute.
With an optional quality assurance system integrated in the machine, the UATRI-2 XT automatically detects bundles that do not meet specified criteria. Control software in the upstream production stage monitors bundles to ensure they meet the required quality standards. Non-compliant bundles are rejected and moved from the line by the downstream roller chain conveyor.
The special configuration of the machine enables up to 30 bundles per minute to be strapped individually or in parallel in perfectly aligned stacks. The bundles are perfectly aligned on all sides by the plates of an integrated squaring station and held securely in place, which makes sure the machine delivers the stacks neatly strapped.