The products are discharged onto the initial part of the powered belt conveyor and are directed to the operator station.
2Box Prep Station
The operator removes the single profiles from the back end of the belt conveyor and stacks them into a width adjustable die- cutter. As soon as the operation is completed the operator sends the products from the die-cutter to the open box.
3Loading of the Boxes
The system packs the product using stacks of die-cut cardboard and a fully automated handling robot collects a single die-cut from the stack of boxes and inserts it into the pre-forming station.
4Copling, Box forming and closing station
The die-cut cardboard is supplied to the forming station by a manipulator where it is shaped into a "U" so that the products can be placed inside. The box is then transferred into the closing station.
Inside this station, the following operations are performed in several stages:
- coupling of the product and the die-cut cardboard;
- dispensing of hotmelt glue, the folding and glueing of the box (longitudinal sealing);
- dispensing of hotmelt glue, the folding and glueing of the front flaps of the box (transversal sealing)