The system is equipped with two packaging machines.
The first machine produces the cardboard tray on which the item is positioned. It provides stability, protection and the right shape for the item, which is then packed inside the final box.
The second packaging machine produces the outer packaging in which the tray with the previously positioned items will be placed.
Box Forming Station
An automatic tray forming station is installed at the outfeed of the first packaging machine. The flaps are sealed with hotmelt glue.
At the outfeed of the station a belt conveyor moves the tray to the operator station.
A coupling station is next in line. Here the items are positioned manually inside the tray. The station is equipped with its own terminal and manual scanner to manage the changes in size of the processed batches. After the item is correctly positioned on the tray, it is automatically strapped and enters the coupling station to be fitted with the outer packaging.
At the second coupling station, an anthropomorphic robot picks up the strapped tray and places it over the outer packaging produced by the second packaging machine.
Forming and Closing Station
At this station, the outer packaging is automatically wrapped and sealed. The station is divided into a first unit with two sections in which the forming and longitudinal gluing take place and a second unit with two sections where the closing and gluing of the 4 top flaps take place.