ADM Packaging Technology , an Australian company, is behind the design and development of the new flexible bag collator for the packaging industry.
The Rotopack bag collator is used on end of line packaging. It is located at the end of bagmakers, flow wrappers or any line that requires product collating.
As the bags come off a conveyor and drop down a chute, they land upright in a divider rack in an orderly fashion.
The separated products travel around the table presenting themselves ready for easy collecting and place in cartons making the process more efficient, cost effective and profitable.
The procedure is simple, as each bag lands the table indexes forward to accept the next bag and this is done in a continuous and or intermittent motion.
The Rotopack adapts to speed change as the packs land into the divider rack and the collated bags make their way around to the packer. The packer gently with two hands pickup 2 bags or more each time and place the bags into the case.
The process of packing can be cut in half making the collator efficient, fast and effective to your packing line. Where speed and efficiency is a daily topic in the packaging industry, the Rotopack can now offer all the advantages to achieve a better than ever before higher outputs.
The Rotopack can regularly collate up to 120 bags per minute for any product size and weight that can fit into the different size divider racks made available.
The divider rack has a unique design to that allows the bags to be totally separated and the curved angles allow extra hand placements for operator to collect the bags.
The divider rack can be changed over within five minutes and are available in small, medium and large.
The operator also benefits from the Rotopack by not having to lean over the table to pickup bags minimising back injuries and excess movements around the table.
The time consumed using the old system, include sorting to pick up the bag, orientating and inspecting, then packing one by one adding to the obstacle challenge to become efficient. To date inefficiency has cost a lot of lost jobs and lost orders.
The different bag styles collated onto the Rotpack include pillow, gusseted, stand-up pouch and 4 edge seal bags for the flexible packaging industry.
The types of products range from any dried foods or liquid that can be packaged.
The Rotopack is not only limited to packaged products, other products collated include injection moulded parts, stackable processed foods and more.
ADM Packaging Technology’s release includes a semi auto case erector for single or dual lane setups attached to the Rotopack.
The case erector is a compact device mounted to the end of the bag collator to aid the process of erecting the box with the least amount of effort. It is a mechanical device that activates when the box is force dropped over the top. The box is then locked down to free both the operator’s hand. Once the box is full the operators simply pushes the case forward to the case taper.
The Rotopak with all its advantages for end users is a low cost setup when comparing to the short and long term benefits and returns on your investment.
By increasing production without increasing labour you can also capitalise on your complete packaging line investment. It will revolutionise the way we pack from manual packers to smart packers. It can run at high or low speeds, collating almost any stackable product.