New to Australia is the Etipack “Clippy “range of pick and place systems. The Clippy automatically dispenses product using a vacuum generator: coupons, cards, fridge magnets, envelopes, and CD’s are extracted from the hopper and placed onto product as it travels down the line.
It is available in the pneumatic version or with brushless motor, with a single or double hopper to dispense two different types of objects. The keypad makes it simple to set the speed and control and can be supplied to operate off a track sensor.
The Clippy is available in versions with a stepper or pneumatic motor; both are available with a dual magazine set up, allowing two different products placed at one time. with an reciprocating arm or a four arm revolving suction mechanism, and a dispensing speed of between 40 and 400 pieces per minute, depending upon the application.
The simple keypad makes it simple to set the speed and control functions quickly: automatic speed adjustment, dispensing of more than one leaflet with a single start, the Clippy will also signal a parent machine to stop if it “misses a placement”.