US-based Arpac has launched the new Performance-Series PC-4500, a member of the company’s line of case packers. The new continuous motion wraparound case packer is capable of reaching speeds up to 45 cases/trays per minute.
According to Arpac, the PC-4500 uses up to 20% less corrugated material compared to conventional regular slotted case (RSC) case packing systems resulting in increased annual savings.
The Performance-Series works well with metal cans, paper cans, glass jars, glass bottles, plastic jars and plastic bottles. It collates the products, loads the corrugated cases or trays and closes them with hot-melt glue.
PC-4500 has options that allow for automatic insertion of partitions, dividers or pads for product protection and provides tight packages lessening the need for partitions, while protecting glass containers from damage.
It receives product, groups it into patterns, feeds corrugated blanks automatically, forms the blanks around the product pattern, applies hot-melt glue, holds the wraparound case in compression and produces a shippable case.
The system runs trays as well as wraparound cases and is easily adjustable for varying product sizes, speeds and product patterns. It minimizes labor requirements, increases productivity, and reduces packaging materials and integrates easily into new or existing lines of packaging equipment.