Offering reliable end-of-line high speed collation with minimal operator intervention
Leading manufacturer of high performance packaging automation equipment including convergers, seal testers and stackers, Jenton Ariana (www.jentonariana.co.uk) part of the Jenton Group –– has launched a new automatic food pack stacker for end-of-line high speed collation where minimal operator intervention and reliability are critical.
Capable of operating at speeds up to 150 packs per minute, Jenton’s new collating system features multiple stacking finger modules to drop packs into the stack incrementally in a controlled manner. In addition, stepper-driven infeed and outfeed belts control entry and exit of the trays.
The colour touchscreen makes the stainless steel machine easy to set up for a large variety of pack sizes, materials, including plastic, card and foil, and stack heights up to 150mm high, whilst all settings can be stored against a name. The packs are fully contained to ensure neat, stable stacks.
Packs exit the outfeed of the converger and enter a short buffer conveyor where the speed is accurately controlled to ensure correct spacing between packs for stacking and indexing. The packs will then drop into the collating pocket.
The collating conveyor consists of an inclined belt with flights positioned at a distance to suit the maximum pack length. Adjustable side guides ensure the packs enter the stacking area uniformly and can be moved to suit different pack widths.
After a stack has been collated, the inclined flighted belt indexes forward to allow the next stack of packs collate. This sequence continues until the stacks reach the unload section at the end of the conveyor, where they can be removed by the operator.
Jenton Ariana has been designing and manufacturing food packaging equipment since the 1980s. Innovative design combined with reliable and elegantly simple function has led to the development of a wide range of advanced convergers, seal testers, conveyor control systems and pad placers.
The company offers bespoke design capabilities whilst existing machines can be fully refurbished and brought up to the latest technical specifications.
At its Whitchurch-based facility, Jenton Group offers a full workshop for equipment repair and maintains an extensive stock of spares in addition to having a number of service engineers available for on-site repairs and maintenance.
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