Semi-automatic line for packaging cookies “on edge” in Slugs

Semi-automatic line for packaging cookies “on edge” in Slugs

SynchroGroup has supplied to an important multinational company a semi-automatic line for loading and packaging biscuits of different shapes (round, square and rectangular) in slugs from 200 to 250 grams.

The supply consists on a double chain conveyor with rods on which cookies are manually loaded, a 90º transfer to introduce them into the Flow-Pack pusher´s conveyor and the Flow-wrapper itself.

The following innovations have been implemented in this project:

  • Synchrofeed has developed a new 90 °transfer with tracking function of the wrapper chain (equipped with 3 servomotors) to obtain a very soft and gentle transfer of the slugs, avoiding sudden movements that may damage or even break fragile or sensitive cookies.
  • Synchropack has introduced a new concept of “universal” side belts to accompany and hold the biscuits on edge position once introduced into the film tube. This solution, allows easy and simple format changes in the slug/bag length without needing to change the side belts.
Automatic packaging Line for filled fruit bars

Automatic packaging Line for filled fruit bars

Automatic packaging Line for filled fruit barsSynchroGroup has supplied to an important Australian manufacturer a fully automatic Flow-packaging line for wrapping different types of filled fruit bars, up to 320 units per minute. The aim of this Project is to collect the product that randomly arrives from a cooling tunnel, getting it aligned longitudinally, accumulated, synchronized and individually flow-wrapped, at high speed.

The line allows a lot of flexibility and ease format changing. The entire system is aimed, designed and constructed to facilitate both the dismantling and cleaning tasks that must be performed very often, due to the nature and characteristics of the product.
Dismount and mount operations for cleaning purposes can be performed almost without using any tool.

Semi-Automatic packaging Line of filled syringes for veterinary use

Semi-Automatic packaging Line of filled syringes for veterinary use

Semi-Automatic packaging Line of filled syringes for veterinary useSynchroGroup has provided to a major French veterinarian group a semi-automatic packaging line for multi-packs of medical syringes, in several formats.

The system is composed of: a special roller conveyor for manual loading of syringes, a labeling station with an upper conveyor for flattening & rolling of the label around the syringes, an ABB IRB 360 spider type robot for pick & place purposes and a Pack 60 LTS Flow-wrapper (bottom reel type) for wrapping and hermetic pack sealing. At the end of the line, there’s also a counting and pre-grouping conveyor, to facilitate the manual case packing operation.

The line is provided with sensors to detect and automatically reject unlabeled products as well as an inspection camera system which controls the correct amount of syringes on each pack as well as if they are well positioned as regards the film printing in order to avoid possible blockings on the cross seal area.

As per any pharma project, the whole line has been delivered with the related IQ/OQ documentation protocols. The challenge of this project was to develop a special conveyor for feeding 2 different shaped products to the wrapping machine without needing any change part and to ensure a correct positioning and stability of the syringes along the process, something difficult to achieve due to the big differences on their shapes & sizes.


New SRC Rotary Retort from Levati

The new SRC rotary retort is a totally new concept in sterilization and pasteurization technology. The patented system represents a step change in retort design that reduces processing time, thereby helping to ensure the quality of the sterilized product and significantly improving productivity when compared with ordinary rotary or static retorts.

Atlantis Automatic 1000

Italian Pack introduce new Automatic Belt Vacuum Packaging Machine

ItalianPack have introduced their new Automatic Belt Vacuum Packaging Machine the ATLANTIS AUTOMATIC 1000.

Atlantis Automatica 1000

  • Stainless steel chamber with round parts for easy cleaning
  • 7.2″ PLC TOUCH screen OMRON, 65000 display colors, USB port/ethernet, 99 packaging programs, language selection
  • Loading belt with adjastable speed
  • Nr. 2 sealing bar 1000mm with bi-active sealing
  • Unblock Conveyor system for easy cleaning
  • Independent sealing bar
  • Optional conveyor belt with strips

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automatic line chocolate bars

Automatic Line for chocolate bars packaging

SynchroGroup has supplied an automatic line for feeding and packaging of chocolate tablets, from a C & M molding station.

The supply consists on a row alignment device mounted on a conveyor with tilting extremity (for rejection of non-conforming products or misaligned), a High Speed Synchronizer – Cross Angle (Synchrofeed) and a Flow-wrapper Pack 90 (Synchropack) with double Film reel Holder with Automatic Splicer and upper plates water cooling system on the Longitudinal Fin Sealing Group to avoid product melting while stopping the line.

All conveyors have a manual tensioning system and band scrapers for self-cleaning during operation.

Due to a special and accurate engineering design of the system, conveyor belts, scrapers, sliding plates and even the end rollers can be easily dismounted for cleaning or maintenance operations without needing  any tool.

Automatic Robot for multipack packaging in flowpack

Automatic Robot for multipack packaging in flowpack

The market of large retailers demand that food products would be individually wrapped and then grouped and wrapped for a multi-pack sales.

Synchrofeed has developed a high speed robotic island that meets this goal.

The products that come from a flow-wrapper that makes individual packaging, are “launched” by means of a side belts system to a bucket conveyor, with a step by step movement.

Later, by means of a “spider” robot type, products are properly arranged, collected and transferred to the flow-wrapper’s feeding conveyor, to finally obtain, the required multipack presentation.

The main novelty of this robotic island is in the integration of the bucket conveyor in the own robot control, acting as an additional axis thereof, which allows to achieve higher processing speed and better accuracy left, plus ease and versatility in format changes.

Flow Pack 600, Modified Atmosphere Packaging, MAP, Packaging Melbourne

Wrapper Pack 600 LTS for modified atmosphere packaging (M.A.P.)

Synchrogroup has provided to a prestigious Spanish manufacturer a Flowrapper model LTS 600 for wrapping cured sausages in a modified atmosphere pakaging. For this, the wrapper includes a gas sweep system and an online residual oxygen analyzer.
Further includes an automatic product synchronizer correcting irregular arrival rate and distance thereof from an automatic download from curing bars.
The Synchropack´s Flowrapping machine model Pack 600-LTS is also equipped with the following accessories:

  • End sealing LTS (Long Time Sealing) type to ensure the tightness of sealing
  • Special jaws with Eurohole knife die, to allow that the product could be exposed on a display rack
  • No Phase – No Cut function to avoid damaging the products in case they are out of phase with the sealing group
Paxon Packaging, Packaging Machines Melbourne

Automatic corrugated cardboard feeder from reel

Synchrogroup has provided to a major Spanish cookies manufacturer, a Synchropack Horizontal Flowrapper model Pack 900 RT equipped with an automatic corrugated cardboard feeder from reel. It makes 4 u. / 4+4 u. / 5+5+5 u. / 5+5+5+5 units per pack to a production of 100 ppm
The supply consists on a Synchropack Flowrapper Pack 900 RT equipped with an Automatic Cartonboard Feeder (ACF), which produces the desired lenght cards, with 4 longitudinal parallel crease lines.
Depending on the presentation, the marked and cut cardboard could be folded shaped like “U” or “O” as required.
Once the product is placed on the flat cartonboard, several folding guides make the folding, around the product, following the longitudinal crease lines.
The cut-off length can be set-up from the touchscreen and the software can memorize different formats.
The ACF module could be installed online or with side entrance to the wrapper, depending on the required configuration.