Link Pack’s Automatic Bagging System utilizes a cobot (collaborative robot) for filling and sealing a variety of products weighing up to 1 kg into various bag sizes.
Equip this bagger with a volumetric piston filler for liquids, weigher for dry or granulated products, or other made-to-measure feeding devices.Thanks to the cobot’s flexibility, it is also possible to insert several items to the bagger during the same sequence. Whether it is for packaging medical products, meal kits or even a mix of a solid and a liquid, many options are available.
The Automatic Bagging System reaches speeds ranging from 4 – 7 bags/minute, this is not a high-speed system. It goes without saying that this is not a high-speed system. However, for some applications where speed is not the main criteria for profitability, this system can easily replace one or two operators, and perform repetitive and precision tasks. It is also an interesting asset for industries requiring minimal contact between operators and products. The compact size of the robotic bagger is ideal for small production spaces. Our intuitive interface interface allows to program and save multiple bag sizes.
The collaborative robot is mounted to a heavy-duty stainless-steel frame, includes a NEMA4X control box, and is controlled by an Allen Bradley PLC. While the cobot itself does not require a safety enclosure, some of the other components have pinch points, so they must be enclosed to ensure worker safety during production. The complete guard is made of a stainless-steel frame with 4 Lexan doors for enhanced worker security and easy access for cleanup. Our Robotic bagger includes a 0.25” wide sealing jaw which heats to seal & cool the edge before the finished product exits for collection and case packing.
A stack of pouches is placed in the adjustable magazine; the feeder includes two or four magazines depending on the pouch size. The rotating feeder allows operators to safely replenish the empty magazine from outside the safety guard while the machine is running. The autonomy of the machine will depend on the type of bags used. For example, a bag without a gusset or zip lock stacks very well, so a longer cycle is possible.
The pouches are removed from the magazine with a Festo rotary actuator and opened with suction cups and the custom-made robotic end effector. Once open, the pouches are moved under the fill nozzle, only starting its cycle if the bag-open signal is confirmed. Any unfilled bags are rejected without being sealed. Filled bags will complete the process by being compressed for air removal, then heat-sealed and discharged on a sliding chute.
The Automatic bagging system’s compact format is ideal for restrained production spaces. Our user-friendly interface allows the memorization of multiple bag sizes.
All our machinery is CSA-approved for electrical compliance.
Baggers / Fillers / Flexible Packaging