Boxxer takes on jugs
New project gets gets the gears moving for Eagle Packaging as it looks to create a better solution for load and pack jugs into cases.
April 15, 2013
by Canadian Packaging Staff
Eagle Packaging Machinery’s BOXXER case erector loader sealer system is able to automatically case pack round and square jugs after taking on a new project.
Because jugs are a notoriously difficult product to pack as they are heavy to lift and require an accurate loading process, Eagle Packaging made a few adjustments to its BOXXER, that will provide, according to the machine manufacturer, significant value to the market place.
Once the jugs are filled and capped, they enter the BOXXER through an in-feed conveyor and are stacked according to the pack pattern that has been chosen by the operator.
According to Eagle Packaging, when presented the project by a customer, they noted that the particular project required two separate pack patterns: packing four one-gallon round jugs into a case, and two 2.5-gallon square jugs into another case.
As well, while the jugs are being arranged, a knock-down case is being pulled from a hopper and formed.
While other machines of a similar ilk typically use a drop packer that drops the jugs from the top of the box—providing the potential for damage to the containers and risking liquid spillage—Eagle Packaging designed its BOXXER to gently lift the product from the bottom.
Utilizing a servo-driven mechanism, this system is able to lift the heavy weight while reducing the risk of spillage which is a concern with this type of product. Once the case is packed, it is then conveyed to the sealing station for tape or glue depending on the application.
The BOXXER’s method of packing both round and square jugs eliminates the risk of spills, is precise, as well as increases the overall production rates.
For more information, visit www.eaglepm.com or call 305-622-4070.