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Gerhard Schubert GmbH at interpack 2014

By Canadian Packaging Staff   

Automation Cartoning Controls/Drives Robotics Gerhard Schubert GmbH interapck 2014

TLM packaging lines showcase Gerhard Schubert's presence at at interpack tradeshow.

At interpack 2014 held May 8-14 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Gerhard Schubert GmbH displayed its four new TLM (top-loading machine) packaging lines.

Thank to its flexibility, the TLM technology is suitable for packaging any product, and at interpack, the packaging machine manufacturer showed off the line’s ability to pack infusion bags, aerosol cans, chocolate bars and bottles.

The TLM packaging line for cartoning aerosol cans comprises just four sub-machines and features the automatic tool change. It currently processes aerosol cans of four different sizes and makes shelf-ready cartons in four different dimensions—cardboard tray plus lid, and can do so at a rate of 320 products per minute.

Packing infusion bags, Gerhard Schubert GmbH presented the world’s first packaging machine without a switch cabinet, an innovative prototype where the servo-amplifiers are part of the TLM robot within a decentralized controller system.


Because of its new location, the servo-amplifiers no longer take up space in the control cabinet. As well, the number of electronic parts has been significantly reduced.

In the photo above, chief executive officer Gerald Schubert of Gerhard Schubert GmbH (left), opens the lid of the head section of the TLM packaging machine prototype to allow a view of the less-complex control cabinet.

Gerhard Schubert GmbH is a medium-sized family business headquartered in Crailsheim, Germany, currently employing 900 people worldwide. Schubert builds highly flexible packaging and filling machines, plus thermoforming, filling and closing machines for products of any type from a variety of industries. Packaging any product is easy and manageable using TLM systems from Schubert. The company also provides a comprehensive service program for its TLM packaging machine systems

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