for collating, grouping and packaging products in open cases and trays.
The tray packer SOMIC 424 DT can be equipped with individual format tools for varying product dimensions and case models. This allows unlimited flexibility within the format range, which is why every SOMIC 424 machine is so distinctive.
The pre-packed pruducts are fed into the machine individually. The collating and grouping module then forms rows, layers and complete cases. Robot portals use pushers, gripper heads and pick & place tools to ensure that fragile and soft products are handled carefully and precisely.
The blank is folded around the entire product group and the folding head. The closed folding head ensures that the case is always precisely folded and glued.
NEWS FACHPACK 2016:
At FachPack SOMIC will be demonstrating a Tray Packer 424 T2, which is achieving new levels of excellence in terms of flexibility, speed and format changes.
The newly-developed carton blank magazine with quick-change technology makes format changes possible without tools. This new technology completely eliminates the need for readjustments and testing. This speeds up format changes by more than 50%.
Optimised space usage while retaining the machine's compactness has enabled significant increases to all 3 dimensions of the packaging volumes. Thus the carton format range has been extended from 400 mm to 460 mm in length and from 300 mm to 350 mm in width and in height.
The machine’s revised collection area now allows convenient access to the interior of the machine. This fundamentally simplifies service works and format changes.
A precisely reproducible positioning of the hot melt units means SOMIC machines will be able to apply adhesive more accurately in future. This is particularly important with small carton blanks.