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Compact Robotic Case Packer Announced by ADCO

November 09, 2012 | by Diane Tjerrild

A new, small-footprint Robotic Carton/Case Packing system was debuted by ADCO at Pack Expo 2012, integrating forming, loading, and closing all in one unit. The “EnCompass RCP-15” features two robots for quiet, precise, low maintenance operation, and offers extreme flexibility in both, forming and packing capabilities.

The EnCompass Series features a modular, open architecture for easy access, a low-load ergonomic hopper and virtually unlimited adaptability to new products because of the use of highly flexible robotics for key machine functions.

 The EnCompass is available with a variety of infeed systems and end-of-arm tool designs based on ADCO’s decades of complex product handling experience and is capable of forming and loading and sealing corrugated cases, paperboard cartons and Retail Ready packaging at speeds up to 15 cases per minute when configured with a single packing robot. Additional packing robots may be used to increase the speed in certain applications.

 Featuring two FANUC robots: a clean-room LR Mate 200ic pick & place robot for fast case erecting, and an M3ia, 6-axis, delta robot, the Encompass provides highly precise and reliable operation in the critical forming and loading areas of the machine. The EnCompass comes standard with Industry-leading Allen-Bradley controls with HMI, PackML programming, a fully-interlocked, category 3 guard package, and heavy-duty stainless steel construction.

 “We are very excited to have had one of our EnCompass models available for the show,” said Scott Reed, VP of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service for ADCO Manufacturing. “Product formats and packaging materials change more rapidly today than ever and our customers need machinery with extraordinary adaptability, performance and reliability. ADCO is committed to the voice of our customers and the Encompass delivers on this commitment.”

About ADCO

Founded in 1958, ADCO is a leading U.S. manufacturer of packaging machinery and systems. ADCO’s innovative product line includes horizontal and vertical end load cartoners, top load cartoning systems, paperboard wrap around sleevers, corrugated tray formers, robotic packaging systems and custom packaging machinery and systems. ADCO serves customers around the world in such industries as refrigerated and frozen foods, convenience foods, bakery and snack foods, confectionery, personal care, cosmetics, and household products.

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