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AFA Systems’ Newsletter – November 2021

AFA Systems’ Newsletter – November 2021

The CE-ABI has a new design that helps increase the speed of the carton former to 25 cartons per minute. The unique design of the gantry robot carton erector allows the system to erect the carton while simultaneously pushing the already erected carton onto a discharge conveyor.

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AFA Systems’ Newsletter – October 2021

AFA Systems’ Newsletter – October 2021

AFA Systems has completed a cartoner to handle tubes of product at 100 per minute. Since the tubes had a mushroom top closure and skinny base, the cartoner had to lay down the tubes to collate more efficiently. This design ensured smooth entry into the linear servopack collating system.

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AFA Systems’ Newsletter – September 2021

AFA Systems’ Newsletter – September 2021

AFA Systems has created a new product called the CE-RAB. The CE-RAB is a compact, high-speed auto-bottom carton erector that features AFA’s innovative rotary feeder technology. The system includes a carton pre-break system coupled with a striking bar to open auto-bottom cartons positively.

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AFA Systems’ Newsletter – August 2021

AFA Systems’ Newsletter – August 2021

AFA Systems has created a new product called the TR-QCT. The TR-QCT is a compact, high-speed case packer that features AFA’s innovative gantry robot technology. The TR-QCT utilizes an AFA gantry robot to pick and erect cases onto the case transportation system.

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AFA Systems’ Newsletter – July 2021

AFA Systems’ Newsletter – July 2021

The HD-CMA provides high-speed cartoning that runs at high efficiency. The system incorporates ramp-up style continuous motion buckets to minimize the number of components. The HD-CMA’s servo rotary carton feeder can reach speeds of 320 cartons per minute. The heavy-duty frame of the system ensures limited vibrations and 24/7 operation. This application featured the HD-CMA running aluminum cans at 250 cpm coming from a single lane.

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AFA Systems’ Newsletter – June 2021

AFA Systems’ Newsletter – June 2021

AFA Systems has designed a new stick-pack cartoner to meet the demands of 500 stick-packs per minute. The system incorporates AFA’s Delta 3 Robot and a servo-driven flighted indexing conveyor to collate and group stick-packs from an upstream stick-pack machine. As a result, AFA Systems can integrate with a wide range of stick-pack machines, including a Ropak 10-lane stick-pack machine.

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Trillium Network – Report on AFA Systems

Trillium Network – Report on AFA Systems

The company has its roots in Langen Packaging, founded by Paul Langen’s father in 1956 in Etobicoke, Ontario. In 1996, Paul Langen sold Langen Packaging to Molins PLC, a publicly-traded company based in Britain. Paul remained with the company, operating as Molins Langen Packaging, until 2000. He left to develop microwave popcorn packaging and eventually acquired AFA Systems, an industrial automation company.

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