In response to manufacturer calls for flexible, future proof, end-of-line machinery, Endoline has re-engineered its 704 Fully Automatic Random Case Sealer, which will be showcased at the forthcoming Emballage Show (Stand 6 D 081).
With the integration of several design features, the Industry 4.0 compatible 704 can now manage an unprecedented range of case styles and sizes, meeting all current European health and safety regulations.
Since its creation in the early 90’s, the 704 Fully Automatic Random Case Sealer has become a flagship system amongst Endoline’s range of end-of-line machines. In situ within food factories globally for almost 30 years, the machine is testament to Endoline’s ability to build high quality, long lasting, systems.
However, following unprecedented demand for random case sealers to manage a greater variety of case materials and sizes, Endoline has re-engineered the 704 to meet exact specifications.
Through technical enhancements Endoline have expanded the case size range by almost 60% at its greatest increase, without compromising on speed.
In addition to a greater range of case sizes, manufacturers are now packing with a wider variety of case materials to suit retail specifications, from poorly scored, lightweight cases, to heavy, twin wall cases.
To meet this challenge, Endoline have integrated a dual action hook into the re-engineered 704 to provide greater control, ensuring that the inner flaps of the case are effectively pushed into place before sealing, which overcomes tearing or the risk of the case opening at a later stage. For lighter weight cases, which are susceptible to tearing or crushing when running through a system at speed, the 704 now features side bars and a fully driven infeed with blade stop. This is automatically activated after a case passes the barcode reader to police the throughput of cases, ensuring there is a suitable gap between each, and safeguarding the consistent flow of cases into the machine.
The new infeed control also allows for greater speed control of the 704, which can now typically seal up to 14 random sized cases per minute.
“Manufacturers are increasingly pushing to automate their end-of-line production facilities, and they are facing mounting pressure from retailers to pack products into different packaging formats, and styles, to keep up with specific customer demands.” Comments Andrew Yates, Sales Director at Endoline Machinery. “Consequently, we have witnessed greater demand for random, high speed, end-of-line systems which offer flexibility, as companies look to future proof their automation investment.
We are delighted to bring the 704 to Emballage, as it underlines our growing reputation within Europe for engineering high quality end of line machines, and our ability to create innovative systems to keep up with the demands placed on global manufacturers has been critical to our ongoing success.”
Integrated with Endoline’s new Industry 4.0 compatible, icon based, HMI interface, the 704 is built to a smaller footprint than previous models, maximising factory floor space.