Syntegon to showcase automation offering at PACK EXPO

The company will demonstrate its products for food and pharmaceutical packaging

Syntegon Technology will present its latest processing and packaging solutions at PACK EXPO in Las Vegas from September 27 to 29. At the event, the company will focus on robotics and automation technologies. Two automated lines and a series of live presentations will offer visitors insights into the company’s equipment and service portfolio.

The COVID-19 pandemic has further fuelled the automation trend, the company says. Its recently developed pick-and-place platform, Syntegon RPP, is modular and flexible platform designed to automate process steps such as handling, feeding, and loading. Together with transport modules, the Delta robots can be connected and integrated into an overall system.

The company will showcase another solution for automated secondary packaging with the Sigpack TTMD topload cartoner with integrated Delta robots. The TTMD is equipped with one or more Delta robot cells. It processes products from mulitple infeed sources in random order and orientation. A camera-based vision system detects the individual products on the infeed belt, then robotic arms pick the products and place them flat or on-edge in the cartons.

Additionally, the company’s Kliklok ACE offers food manufacturers flexibility in carton forming. They can choose between glue, lock-style or ultrasonic technology. Both the lock-style and ultrasonic versions are glue-free, making them a sustainable option for different carton format sizes, Syntegon says. At the event, the company will showcase the system live, demonstrating its sample trays made from paper that can replace commonly used plastic trays for cookies.

Two automated lines will be displayed live at the event. The first features the robotic pick and place platform RPP. The RPP Delta Robots load cookies into the infeed chain of the Pack 403 HE horizontal flow wrapper, which is specifically designed for a harsh environment and high production volumes. The cookies are then packed into cartons on the integrated topload cartoner.

The second line is designed to demonstrate the company’s international footprint: all technologies come from different sites and can be integrated into one line for crackers. The SVE 3822 vertical bagger feeds the crackers into a Kliklok MEC endload cartoner using the bag in box interceptor infeed with continuous motion.

In addition to the exhibited technologies, visitors to the booth can attend the company’s live presentations, where robotics experts will provide insights into the automated solutions.

The event also marks the virtual launch of the company’s latest liquid filling machine: the LFS, which is available in clean and ultra-clean hygienic executions, fills and packages liquid and viscous food.

The company will also be presenting the flexible filling platform Versynta FFP. Designed for pharmaceutical manufacturers, R&D laboratories, and biotech startup, the platform is a standardised, modular small batch solution to fill liquid pharmaceuticals.

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