Syntegon has expanded its secondary packaging portfolio with the Sigpack TTMD, which combines the TTM platform with one or more seamlessly integrated Delta robot cells.
This also enables a vertical restart after each format change.
The robotic solution’s camera-based vision control system detects products on the infeed belt.
The delta robots pick single or multiple products arriving in random order and reliably place them in cartons, trays or other containers according to specifications.
To enable additonal packaging flexiblity, the new topload cartoner can also simultaneously pack different products from several infeed processes.
The highlight of the machine is its carton loading by seamlessly integrated Delta robots.
Each cartoning machine can be equipped with one or more Delta robot cells.
A camera-based vision system detects the position of the individual products on the infeed belt.
The pick rate of the delta robots depends much on the product.
Typically it is between 60 and 90 products per minute, and can go up to as many as 120 products per minute.
Following the single- or multi-pick process, the robotic arms pick the products from the belt and place them in the cartons either in a flat or on-edge position.
The process is organized according to the counterflow principle: the cartons move in the opposite direction to the product.
This reduces the reject rate and makes sure that each carton is filled correctly.
The Delta robots can track on the infeed conveyor and the carton transport, which allows the products to be continuously loaded into the cartons.
The core of the Sigpack TTMD consists of a TTM1 or TTM2 topload cartoner for forming and closing.
It has a maximum output rate of 150 cartons per minute.