FULLY AUTOMATIC BAGGER
On the fully automatic bagger, (pictured here with a robot trolley loader) the containers enter an accumulation area and are collated into rows automatically. While this is happening, a bag is made to a pre-set length, cut and sealed and placed on a pair of clamp plates in front of the accumulation area. When a full pack of containers has been accumulated, it is transferred into the open bag and then the open end is closed, creating a hygienically sealed pack. The bag of containers is then ejected out of the machine and can be automatically stacked by an optional 2 or 3-position pallet stacker, Trolley Loader or diverted onto a roller conveyor for transportation to a central loading area.
DUAL INFEED GALLON / 1/2 GALLON BAGGER WITH 2 POSITION STACKER
Bags can be stacked by hand or by using our standard pallet stackers / trolley loaders.
Multiple products can be easily managed with the introduction of a second accumulation table. This particular machine will normally accumulate gallon containers in the main area while the lesser run ½ gallons are accumulated on a second table to the side (as shown to the right in the above picture). Once a full pack of ½ gallons is complete, the machine holds the gallon containers from feeding, so that the ½ gallons can pass through the main accumulation area into the bag.
ULTIMATE BAGGING CONTROL
Multiple containers can be run on one machine with adjustable change parts and the ‘flexi pack option’, which includes:
Screw Jack Height Adjustment
Hand Adjustable Clamp Plates
Hand Adjustable Pushers and Stabilisers
The 10″ colour touch screen provides an intuitive graphical interface with built in help files for all settings. Alarm and event logs make fault tracking seamless and the 5 level user security system ensures only qualified personnel can access settings while still allowing operators to run the machine.
Furthermore, the use of built-in web-cams coupled with remote control-system-access enables ALS Controls engineers full access to make system updates and fix issues from anywhere in the world, as well as observe in real-time an operative’s interactions with the machine, to help guide best-practice.
PET / PP Bagging
Bagging is not just for HDPE containers, PET or PP can be bagged just as easily. Using high slip bags and anti-static equipment the static associated with these types of containers does not cause any issues. Special ‘high slip’ change parts and guides are also used to ensure trouble free packing.
SEMI AUTOMATIC BAGGER
The Semi-Automatic Bagger is a cost-effective method for bagging bottles. Designed for lower output blow moulds this machine is capable of bagging over 1 pack per minute.
One operator can run as many as 6 machines at a time (depending on machine output) allowing maximum use of available labour.
On a Semi-Automatic Bagger the bottles enter into an accumulation area and are collated into rows automatically. The operator is required to place a pre-made bag onto a loading station and tell the machine the bag is on. Once the machine has pushed the bottles into the bag, the operator is then required to press and hold 2 buttons to initiate a seal cycle, in order to close the open end of the bag; creating a hygienically sealed pack. The operator is then required to remove the bag from the loading table.
The Manual Bagger is the cost-effective option for bagging bottles from lower output blow moulds, yet can bag up to 1 pack per minute. One operator can run as many as 4 machines at a time (depending on machine output) allowing maximum use of available labour. On a Manual Bagger the bottles enter into an accumulation area and are collated into rows automatically. The operator is required to place a pre-made bag onto a loading station and tell the machine the bag is on. Once the operator has pushed the bottles into the bag the operator is then required to press and hold 2 buttons to initiate a seal cycle, which will seal the open end of the bag. The operator is then required to remove the bag from the loading table.
Whether the requirement is for straight forward 2 position pick and place or for a more sophisticated, robotic arm stacking system to enable greater flexibility and control; ALS Controls can deliver the right solution to fit need and budget.
Stackers can add layer/slip sheets to each bag or just on certain levels depending on preference. These are often an important addition when packed containers are ultra-lightweight or when extra rigidity is required. A typical operating speed for a 3-position stacker is 3 bags per minute with no slip sheets and 1.5 bags per minute with slip sheets. Packs can be stacked to any height, up to 3 metres.
For easy transportation and/or storage, ALS Controls have designed a novel, collapsible trolley system. We are happy to provide the full trolley design specifications free of charge to our customers, for production by their own local fabricators, who can invariably deliver this at the best possible price.
The machine comes as standard with a powder coated steel frame in a choice of colours (red standard) or as an optional extra it is available in stainless steel as shown.
The Belt Accumulation Debagger is a high-speed method of introducing bagged bottles into your conveyor system. The Mat-top Conveyor will continuously introduce bottles to the filler while the operator is removing another bag. The optional “hot knife” cut off is available to open bags even more rapidly and so further increase your productivity.
On a Semi-automatic Debagger full bags of bottles are loaded on to the end of the machine via a Mat-top Conveyor and the operator cuts the tail end off the bag. The bag is then pulled off the bottles through two rollers. The bottles are then released from the bag removal area and are driven by the Mat-top Conveyor toward the bottle accelerator. The accelerator sweeps off a single row of bottles at a time on to an exit conveyor and then on to the filler.
The ALS Controls Semi-Automatic Palletiser packs plastic containers onto half or full height pallets upto 1400mm square. The machine loads empty pallets in after they have either been placed on the loading hoist by hand or; by drive, into the hoist area using an optional feed roller conveyor.
A servo controlled hoist (capable of carrying up to 800KG in weight), then loads the pallet into position ready for the first layer of containers. The machine then accumulates containers using a servo-driven pusher-arm and following bar so as to ensure bottles cannot fall over.
The 2 axis are linked together electronically for accurate control and travel at speeds of up to 2 metres per second, enabling high speed product accumulation and transfer onto the pallet.
Slip Sheets / Layer Trays can be placed at each layer on the pallet by an operator or by the optional Automatic Slip Sheet Loader, which includes Top Frame loader as the final layer to complete the frame of the pallet.
Additional options that can be supplied include:
Complete roller conveyor to move full pallets out