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News 02.06.2010

Kosme Acepack: Packer and unpacker in the low output range

Kosme s.r.l. Roverbella, Italy, a subsidiary of Krones AG, Neutraubling, Germany, has developed an automatic packer and unpacker called Acepack, which depending on the equipment fitted handles various containers like bottles, cans or flacons up to a maximum size of 1 litre and a maximum speed of 8,800 containers an hour in cartons or plastic […]

Kosme s.r.l. Roverbella, Italy, a subsidiary of Krones AG, Neutraubling, Germany, has developed an automatic packer and unpacker called Acepack, which depending on the equipment fitted handles various containers like bottles, cans or flacons up to a maximum size of 1 litre and a maximum speed of 8,800 containers an hour in cartons or plastic crates.

Particular attention was paid during the design stage to quick and simple change-overs, so that machine downtimes remain minimised. An easy-to-configure programmable logic control system ensures fast, high-precision movement sequences.

The containers are packed or unpacked using a pneumatic system, mechanical clamp grippers or combined systems featuring both, while at the same time cartons or crates are fed in. The mechanical clamp grippers are in self-centring design, so as to facilitate container pick-up and set-down in the packs.

The reliability of the packing function is assured by a series of monitoring devices. The Acepack packer and unpacker is operated from a touch-screen for displaying change-over and production data, mounted on a movable arm at the front of the machine.

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