Unbeatable together: (De-)palletizer plus gripper!

Live at interpack: (De-)palletizing competence

At interpack, the TRAPO team will be demonstrating live in Hall 12, Stand A65 a circuit between two articulated robots which – equipped with gripper expertise – palletize and depalletize cardboard boxes of different sizes. The perfect cooperation is perfectly complemented by conveyor technology on two levels and the TRAPO Pack software.

TRAPO’s own software is the basis for efficient palletizing under high performance. In an automated environment, TRAPO Pack configures the optimum layer pattern from the dimensions of the package and the pallet. The configuration allows any layer patterns – for perfect stacking as the basis of stable shipping units.

The generated layer patterns are used for subsequent  (de)palletizing processes. TRAPO Pack protects the environment: palletizing performance requires less energy input and reduces material consumption.

Partner of the packaging industry

Picking, case packing, conveying, (de)palletizing, load securing, shuttle transport, warehouse logistics and autonomous truck loading: The TRAPO portfolio offers safe, forward-looking solutions for the individual needs of the packaging industry.
Short decision-making processes and high quality characterize the TRAPO profile: 1 System I 1 Control – hardware and software for machines and systems come from a single source and are manufactured 100% in-house. The customer always has a fixed contact person, but benefits from the knowledge of all specialist teams.

Conventional or customized palletizing?

In addition to conventional solutions with jointed-arm and gantry robots, we will be providing information at interpack about our flagship, the HLP 6000 high-performance layer palletizer, which can be customized to fit into its environment.

Info on innovative customer solutions in the TRAPO Lounge

At interpack, the TRAPO team will answer all detailed questions about the overall portfolio. In order to provide the international trade audience with far-reaching answers, “TRAPO Hubs” will be equipped with monitors in order to explain outstanding features in a personal conversation using both film sequences from practice and with the help of animations and application examples.

Premiere at interpack: the Eco-Box Packaging System (EPS Series)

Save up to 25% on raw material with Shelf-Ready Packaging!

Not only the performance, but above all the sustainability aspect was the focus during the development of the Eco-Box: At interpack from May 4 to 10 in Düsseldorf Exhibition Hall 12, Booth A65, TRAPO will present the Eco-Box Packaging System (EPS series), an innovative solution for shelf-ready packaging – with high savings potential for cardboard packaging! The EPS combines the visual advantages of tray lid packaging with the logistical benefits of one-piece secondary packaging.

Shelf-ready packaging is in vogue and has many advantages: More and more single-family households are turning to the handy pouches – for convenience products or pet food, for example. And the retail trade also appreciates the advantages: quickly opened, the goods are ready for presentation in a clearly arranged box – there is no need for cumbersome storage of individual goods. TRAPO engineers put the idea to the test. The result is an innovative, highly flexible generation of machines that is particularly impressive in terms of sustainability.

At interpack, the original Eco-Box and a practical film with the pilot system from the animal feed industry will be vividly presented.

The production benefits: Savings in packaging material, reduction in intralogistics, and more process-stable packaging of pouches, flow-packs, and cartons – for an attractive ROI and ecological added value.Die Vorteile auf einen Blick:

› While in competitor machines a fork gripper pushes several product bags into the box at the same time, with TRAPO each product is sucked in individually using a pick-and-place solution and gently placed in the box.

› The type of packaging itself forms the advantage: with standard two-part packaging, the lid ends up directly in the waste – the layout of the Eco-Box does without the lid and has low waste – at this point, up to 25% cardboard material can be saved!

› Alternative wrap-around formats have a tear-open perforation that leaves a messy cut when opened. The Eco-Box is different: The tearing surface is clean, the perforation is not visible from the customer’s view.

Based on a modular system, the EPS system is customized: size-dependent from performance classes up to 30 pouches and ten cartons per minute, scalable upwards from 30 pouches.

The first area of the EPS system contains the blank magazine with the cartons. A pickup separates the blanks, places them on a table, and they are advanced by a pusher. Glue is applied to the blanks as they are pushed. A gantry with a format-dependent punch takes the blank and presses it into the folding die, which forms the carton and presses the glue before it is taken over by the outfeed conveyor for transport. By combining a folder with a folding die, a constant carton quality can be guaranteed. In the subsequent second area, the open cartons are transported and buffered by conveyors until they enter the safety circuit of the machine. This buffer section can be adapted to any infeed by the company.

The third area contains the carton filling stations. Empty cartons are separated there and precisely positioned using locks, servo drives and two alignment brackets each. This is followed by packing with the picker: the bags are picked up cleanly one by one and packed into the carton in a way that is gentle on the product.

The fourth and final section of the EPS system is the carton sealer. The still open flap is folded over, glued and pressed.

Another advantage of this innovative system is that, depending on the layout of the production hall, the erector can also be located separately from the EPS System and connected as required via conveyor technology.

In addition, set-up times for job changes are reduced because only a few components are changed, such as the pressure die for gluing, the suction pad and the forming tools for closing.

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