have seen the
requirement for automatic feeding and product handling grow
strongly in the last few years. A typical example is this pizza packing line for a manufactuerer of 'own brand' pizza's.
is a small
Norwich based machinery manufacturer. They produce entry level
already have our equipment at the heart of their higher-tech machines.
They were keen to take advantage of the expanding automation
market and together we built a 'SlipFeed' automatic feeder into the
occupied by their standard in-feed conveyor.
UK company based in Manchester supply machines manufactured by
their sister company in Italy and many of their standard machines already
come fitted with our equipment. When it comes to supplying complete
complex lines they wanted to keep
control of such projects locally. So they brought in midasmotion
to extend their flowrapper into a complete processing line including a
'SlipFeed' system, twin film reel auto-splice, transport conveyors, re-orientation conveyors, inspection and reject station. We
integrated everything into the existing flowrapper touch display to make a single intuitive user interface.
application fed muffins into
one of their flowrappers. The flowrapper was a basic mechanical machine
so the 'SlipFeed' had to be a self-contained version with it's own
control system and require minimal modification to the flowrapper. It
be low cost but be capable of handling several different product sizes.
The midasmotion 'SlipFeed'
system was developed exactly for this sort of application. It consists
of a mixture of servo and conventional AC driven conveyors which queue,
position and synchronize products into a flowrapper.