Press release

 

10.07.2017

Fast, fully automated adjustment to different packaging formats with smart positioning systems

Fast and flexible format changeovers are vital for maximising the efficiency of automated packaging lines. Gerhard Schubert GmbH is a market leader in top-loading packaging machines (TLM) and therefore decided to invest in positioning systems (PSE) from halstrup-walcher GmbH to switch between package formats.

Fig. 1: Gerhard Schubert GmbH wants to guarantee a consistently high level of packaging quality and one of the best ways to achieve this is through standardisation of workflows in machines.zoom
Fig. 1: Gerhard Schubert GmbH wants to guarantee a consistently high level of packaging quality and one of the best ways to achieve this is through standardisation of workflows in machines.
 
 

Automated positioning replaces manual adjustment

 
Automatic adjustment of the glue application module for gluing boxes: It is vital to apply exactly the right amount of adhesive in exactly the right place.zoom
Automatic adjustment of the glue application module for gluing boxes: It is vital to apply exactly the right amount of adhesive in exactly the right place.

Positioning systems can perform format changeovers at the touch of a button – quickly and precisely for a number of axes at the same time. halstrup-walcher’s intelligent positioning systems move to their specified target positions, monitor their own position and report this information back to the control unit. For example, the application module for gluing the boxes must be correctly adjusted because it is vital to apply exactly the right amount of adhesive in exactly the right place.

The absolute distance measuring system helps to maintain the specified position with outstanding accuracy. It does not require a battery and operates reliably without the need for maintenance. It records a change in position, e.g. due to manual turning, even when no power supply is connected. It will send a message to the control unit reporting that the axle has been turned manually. In contrast to other similar systems, the absolute measuring system records the revolutions directly on the output shaft rather than in the motor. Consequently, gear backlash has no impact on the accuracy of the measurements.

 
 
 

An enduring partnership – with further cooperation

After several years of cooperation Schubert is now using PSE units at every point in the machine where positioning is required during format changeovers. “We expected halstrup-walcher to supply advanced, high quality technological products with punctual, quick and flexible delivery – they have met all our expectations".
In the future, it plans to take even greater advantage of the positioning systems’ diagnostic capabilities in order to optimise preventive maintenance of its machine.

 
 

Information about Gerhard Schubert GmbH

The machines of the Gerhard Schubert GmbH are principally used for packaging individual products in trays or folding boxes before dispatch. The company manufactures packaging machines and other technology products for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food processing sectors. Well-known customers include Nestlé, Danone and Unilever.

 

 
 
 
 

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