Infeed systems

Infeed systems for secondary and end-of-line packaging equipment

Infeeds are an essential integral part of any secondary or end-of-line packaging solution. We offer clever, proven automatic infeed systems for sticks, bags, sachets, flow wraps, blisters, bottles and other packaging formats. Our infeed systems have been thoroughly designed for careful handling of products and a smooth transition between packaging machinery, such as baggers, flow wrappers, cartoners and case packers.

Our dedicated infeed systems for both secondary and end-of-line packaging equipment are custom designed to fit the application and product specifications. We can accommodate many variables, including product presentation needs, differing speeds, number of lines, and product collation, formation and orientation requirements. Our infeed systems range from simple and elegant solutions to high-speed systems receiving products from single and multiple upstream machines. No matter the application, our infeeds are built for high efficiency, low operational costs, good accessibility and minimal changeover times.

Our infeed systems for secondary packaging equipment:

Type Description
Stick pack infeed for bags Semi or fully automated stick pack packaging system into bags – integrated with semi-automatic feeding using pre-made bags or fully automated with the Vertical Form Fill Seal Machine (VFFS). The system uses Mpac Langen’s Flexcount system, offering single stick pack counting and collation with very high-count accuracy, wide range of speed and for a variety of stick packs and bag styles.
Stick pack infeed for cartons Fully automated stick pack packaging system into cartons – integrated with the horizontal cartoner – using Mpac Langen’s Flexcount system offering single stick counting and collation with very high accuracy, wide range of speed and for a variety of stick packs and carton styles.
Stick pack infeed for cases Fully automated stick pack packaging system into cases – integrated with conveying system – using Mpac Langen’s Flexcount system offering single stick counting and collation with very high accuracy, wide range of speed and for a variety of stick packs and case styles.
Linear Servo Pack (LSP) Single lane compact, accurate and simple indexing infeed system that enables asynchronous operation between the infeed and standard indexing or continuous motion carton loading. It uses 2 or 3 individually driven chains or belts each with a number of buckets for product transport.
Pivoting (direct infeed in carton) Fast feed system to fill bars, flow-wrap products and bags directly into a continuous motion running carton at rates of up to 90 cartons/min. Uses pivoting nose technology – integrated at the non-operator side of the machine – consisting of an infeed conveyor with side belts that moves along with the erected carton and accelerates the product to insert it into the carton.
Linear Servo Pack (LSP) and Delta picker Fast and highly flexible delta robot infeed system to fill bars, flow-wrapped products or pouches from 1 or 2 upstream conveyors into the buckets of a continuous motion cartoner, using an LSP to disconnect the infeed from the bucket loading. Product formations in different orientations can be made, such as in a stack, next to, or behind each other.
Star wheel infeed system Fast and flexible star wheel or ‘bomb-bay’ feeding system to fill bags and pouches in the bucket of a continuous motion cartoner. It typically runs in synchronisation with the upstream filling machine at a rate of up to 100 ppm, directly or with the help of servo driven staging conveyors. Multiple systems can be connected in parallel operating to a bucket conveyor.
Hinged vertical cascade loading system Flexible 3- or 4-level vertical cascade or ‘bomb-bay’ infeed system to fill bags and pouches from an upstream conveyor in the bucket of a continuous motion cartoner at a rate of up to 80 ppm. No synchronisation with upstream equipment required. Multiple systems can be connected in parallel operating to a bucket conveyor.
Index conveyor with pusher Simple infeed system of single or multiple products directly into the bucket conveyor of an indexing cartoner, which is in a holding position, and then loaded from the bucket into the carton by a pneumatically or servo driven pusher.
Tissue infeed Fast feed system to bring and orientate tissue clips – which are indexed by a 3-stage smart conveyor system and then passed by a rotation system to transfer them from a short side leading orientation to a long side leading orientation – into the buckets of a continuous bucket conveyor.
Dead plate (higher back wall) A simple and compact, single or double lane infeed system to fill solid or flow-wrapped products arriving from an upstream conveyor in the bucket of a continuous motion cartoner. The products are synchronised with the cartoner by a product smart dosing system, accelerated and moved on a dead plate with a window equal to the pitch of the bucket conveyor.
Overhead square and inline Fast feed system to fill square or inline incoming flow-wrapped products direct in the bucket of a continuous motion cartoner, either in single or multiple formations. It uses an overhead paddle chain that can be used in a 90-degree square or inline setup depending on layout and product specifications.
Pull nose Fast feed in-line conveyor system to bring larger, wrapped incoming products into the bucket of a continuous motion cartoner – using a pull nose that follows the buckets for a smooth transfer of the indexed products. Products may also be stacked, while running in continuous motion, by setting the speed ratio between the pull nose and bucket conveyor.
Screw infeed Simple, high-speed in-line infeed system for smoothly spacing regular shaped products – such as bottles, jars or cans – using a screw system and transferring them sideways into the bucket of a continuous motion cartoner.

Our infeed systems for end-of-line packaging equipment:

Type Description
Linear Servo Pack (LSP) Single lane compact, accurate and simple indexing infeed system that enables asynchronous operation between the infeed and standard carton loading machines, using 2 or 3 individually driven chains or belts with several buckets for product loading.
Carton stacker Simple and flexible infeed system to stack cartons in different formations.
Carton formation table Simple and flexible infeed system with sideward movements to create different carton formations on a table.
Chain-folding Dedicated infeed system to receive chains of sachets in single or multiple lanes and create zig-zag formation of chain-packed pouches in each lane, forwarding them on a conveyor to a formation table for collation.