Two vertical form fill seal machines connceted to a single cartoner

Feed unwrapped spoons from bulk to load each one into carton

Solution Highlights

  • Combined 2 vertical form fill seal (VFFS) machines with a 3 level Bomb bay infeed for each in order to load bags into one cartoner.
  • The VFFS machines were independently running unsynchronised directly into the bomb bay infeeds.
  • Incorporated the ability to feed unwrapped spoons from bulk and synchronise them with the cartoner pitch in order to load each carton with a spoon and bag. Utilised a bulk hopper with a bowl feeder to orient the spoon into a single conveyor which then synchronised electronically with the cartoner pitch using a servo-driven rotary wheel to deliver the spoon.
  • Specially designed cartoner bucket transport for the bags and spoons to provide an efficient loading system into the cartons along with the overhead compression unit.

Challenges summarised

  • Handling two VFFS bagger outputs into a single cartoner
  • Ability to feed unwrapped spoons from bulk and synchronise with the cartoner pitch in order to  load a spoon in each carton
  • Food application with corresponding requirements

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