Syntegon has expanded its secondary packaging portfolio by adding the Sigpack TTMD, which combines core technologies of the TTM platform with one or more seamlessly integrated Delta robot cells.
The robotic solution’s camera-based vision control system detects products on the infeed belt. The delta robots pick single or multiple products arriving in random order and reliably place them in cartons, trays or other containers according to specifications. To enable additonal packaging flexiblity, the new topload cartoner can also simultaneously pack different products from several infeed processes. The Sigpack TTMD uses the proven tool-less format changeover concept from the TTM platform, enabling a vertical restart after each format change, according to the company.
“Since its launch ten years ago, the TTM platform for integrated topload cartoners has proven its worth at manufacturing companies all over the world and has been continuously developed further. Our customers are especially impressed by its high reliability and flexibility. Thanks to the integrated Delta robots, even more product and pack style variations are now possible,” Michael Haas, product manager for secondary packaging at Syntegon said.
The highlight of the Sigpack TTMD is its carton loading by seamlessly integrated Delta robots. Each cartoning machine can be equipped with one or more Delta robot cells. A camera-based vision system detects the position of the individual products on the infeed belt. The pick rate of the delta robots depends much on the product. Typically it’s between 60 and 90 products per minute, and can go up to as many as 120 products per minute.
The core of the Sigpack TTMD consists of a TTM1 or TTM2 topload cartoner for forming and closing. The Sigpack TTMD has a maximum output rate of 150 cartons per minute.
The Sigpack TTMD is easily accessible, easy to clean, and uses Syntegon’s patented tool-less format changeover concept. Thanks to pre-set format rods, the settings are clear and sources of error can be minimized. A single operator is able to perform format changes independently and restart the machine within a very short time without having to readjust the format parts. Thanks to simple and fast changeover, the Sigpack TTMD provides a high overall equipment effectiveness.