This year we are doing things a little differently given the circumstances. However, we feel that Pack Expo Connects will still allow us to showcase our latest technology in end of line machinery. Please join one of the live demos during Pack Expo Connects 2020. Follow the links for registration. We look forward to seeing you at Pack Expo Connects 2020!
AFA Systems has improved its design of the MK-LSP – Linear Servopack Autoload Cartoner. The system now features a gantry robot to accurately and gently side shift product into the loading funnels. The loading funnels feature servo side compression to ensure the product is confined during loading.
Pack Expo 2020 in Chicago, IL has canceled its in-person show. You can see the full announcement here. Pack Expo 2020 is offering a virtual show called Pack Expo Connects 2020.
AFA has reconditioned one of its MK-500 – Manual Load Cartoners. The system features a reciprocating feeder for speeds up to 50 cpm. A used Nordson ProBlue system ensures consistent and reliable sealing. Also, a single manual load station with a cycle start provides a safe manual load area for operators.
AFA Systems has recently designed a cartoner to handle 1″ to 5″ diameter bearings on the same system. This flexibility ensured the end-user could run all of their SKUs on one line. The system also can run glue and tuck cartons on the same machine. A simple infeed system that involves a servo-driven loader provides stable and consistent performance.
AFA Systems has the capacity and skill set to complete end of line turnkey automation projects for its end users. This month’s feature is on a line AFA developed that included case/carton erecting, top-loading, and case/carton closing. To save valuable floor space, AFA utilized its CS-TOP – Top Sealer to run chipboard cartons and cases on the same machine. Also, the turnkey line featured world-class servo change over.
AFA Systems is a leader in packaging machinery for 2020
This month’s product feature is on the MK-CMS. The system features a wet environment design that includes all stainless steel construction, food-grade motors, and stainless sloped cabinets and junction boxes. The system accepts product from two lanes and distributes them into the autoload bucket conveyor at 120 ppm. The floorplan of the MK-CMS is ultra-compact and can seamlessly integrate into your production line.
The VL-ILC provides the ultimate flexibility when handling bulk product and erecting specially designed cartons. The system was able to erect a hexagonal carton with a special auto-bottom closure. The VL-ILC also had a unique glue configuration to provide adhesive on three different locations.
This application of the HD-CMA – Heavy Duty Cartoner featured the unit end loading tubes of product at over 120 ppm. The system also featured an integrated Rotary AFA Leaflet Feeder to place literature into continuous motion buckets. The system can run tuck or glue style cartons with minimal changeover time.