Sidel, a provider of equipment, services and solutions for packaging, has unveiled a new generation of its Cermex ProSelex case packing infeed module for shaped containers.
The gentle and streamlined grouping device is designed to associate with any type of case packer and is said to deliver “extreme efficiency, high availability and greater operability”.
The latest Cermex ProSelex continuously pitches, collates and prepares container batches before they are transferred and case packed, providing a flexible collating system for complex unstable bottles.
Based on a streamlined kinematic process, the new generation improves on the performance of the previous module with an increased speed speed capability of up to 300 products per minute, in addition to a more compact footprint.
Productivity and timesaving are also delivered through a reduction in changeover time, due to a simplified and repeatable process for operators, which anticipates an average changeover to last between one minute for a new collation to two minutes 30 seconds for a complete bottle change.
The machine is adapted to cater to the secured handling of complex and unstable shaped bottles and asymmetric containers for the food, home and personal care industries.
Didier Saussereau, portfolio director for packing product line at Sidel, said: “In addition to SKU proliferation, differentiation through innovative container shapes is particularly necessary for customers from the food, home and personal care sectors. Their innovative products convey their brand identity and therefore need to remain in perfect condition, yet these creative shapes also lead to complexity when conveying and handling them.”
He continued: “The new generation of Cermex ProSelex builds on Sidel’s reputation of ensuring product integrity at every stage of the process. Shocks and scratches to packaging are prevented with exclusively servo-driven gentle handling operations, while product jamming or shingling is avoided thanks to a continuous flow motion with minimum accumulation.”
The launch comes two months after Sidel announced the acquisition of modular labelling machine company, Makro Labelling.
Cermex ProSelex will be debuted at Interpack in Düsseldorf next month.
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