As a certified level 4 Fanuc integrator, Allpax offers a variety of automation solutions depending on the container. Our Robotic Solutions are used in place of a gantry style loaders or unloaders. The robotic solutions feature a reduced footprint, and a flexible layout. With a custom End of Arm tool the robots can handle many container types including pouches, bowls, and paperboard boxes.
Allpax automation offers turnkey single source solutions for retort room equipment. Allpax offers a variety of automation solutions depending on the container. This solution features cardboard packages being handles at a throughput of 400 packages per minute. The equipment is set up at the Allpax factory as part of a comprehensive factory acceptance test in which all the equipment is integrated before it arrives at your plant to ensure an efficient startup.
This application starts on the loading side in which Allpax automation solutions take control of the package directly from the filler, properly orient the container, and use a pick-and-place robot to stage the loaded raw product for retort delivery. Allpax automation features include high speed servo controlled laners, custom passive container orientation, and VFD controlled slip torque conveyors to control back pressure for pick-and-place staging into custom fabricated trays.
As a certified, level 4 Fanuc integrator, Allpax uses a six axis robot with a custom engineered End of Arm tool to serve the dual purpose of accurately placing containers as well as stacking trays.
A high capacity vacuum blower system is used in conjunction with a tight array of suction cups to ensure that pick-and-place efficiency is at the highest level. Allpax is also capable of designing and fabricating customer container trays using injection molded plastic, aluminum, or stainless steel construction.
Basket indexing is automated to guarantee fast basket exchanges for minimizing excessive container back pressure. Heavy duty hydraulic lift tables outfitted with position encoders provide very accurate tray indexing. Allpax basket conveyors feature heavy duty stainless steel construction and Allen Bradley variable frequency drives on all motors for unlimited speed and position control. Baskets are delivered to a cart station, where the operator initiates a basket transfer. Allpax also offers a variety of automated basket retort delivery systems.
Post-retort processing, the unloading cell, uses identical equipment to get the job done. This methodology is common on all Allpax automation in order to minimize spare part requirements and simplify the required support and maintenance of the line. This combined with consistency in our operator interface touchscreens and software standards lowers operational cost for your plant.
In order to meet the needs of the supplied case packing system, Allpax implemented a solution to rotate the container back to its upright position using a dual lane gravity slide combined with a servo controlled pusher. The packages are returned to their original position, merged back into a single lane, and delivered to the downstream packaging equipment.
Allpax automation products are designed and built with heavy duty components, maximum performance flexibility, and commonality of parts to ease maintenance. Our controls use Allen Bradley PLCs, backed by strong, immediate, 24-7 support using virtual private network communication.
Hyper-loaders are an integral part of the retort process. Running multiple containers simultaneously, this system is designed to provide customers with minimal changeovers, high speed, and versatility.