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Syntegon has rolled out its new Sigpack TTMD machine for even more flexibility, expanding its secondary packaging portfolio

Syntegon’s new Sigpack TTMD combines core technologies of the TTM platform with one or more seamlessly integrated Delta robot cells – hence the D in the product name.

The robotic solution’s camera-based vision control system detects products on the infeed belt. The delta robots pick single or multiple products arriving in random order and reliably place them in cartons, trays or other containers according to specifications.

For additional packaging flexibility, the new top load cartoner can also simultaneously pack different products from several infeed processes. The Sigpack TTMD uses the proven tool-less format changeover concept from the TTM platform, enabling a vertical restart after each format change.

Michael Haas, Product Manager for Secondary Packaging at Syntegon, said: “Since its launch 10 years ago, the TTM platform for integrated top load cartoners has proven its worth at manufacturing companies all over the world and has been continuously developed further. Our customers are especially impressed by its high reliability and flexibility. Thanks to the integrated Delta robots, even more product and pack style variations are now possible.”

One highlight of the Sigpack TTMD is its carton loading by seamlessly integrated Delta robots. Each cartoning machine can be equipped with one or more Delta robot cells. A camera-based vision system detects the position of the individual products on the infeed belt. The pick rate of the delta robots depends on the product. Typically, according to Syntegon, it’s between 60 and 90 products per minute, and can go up to as many as 120 products per minute.

Additionally, the robotic solution’s camera-based vision control system detects products on the infeed belt. The delta robots then pick single or multiple products arriving in random order and place them in cartons or other containers.

Following the single- or multi-pick process, the robotic arms pick the products from the belt and place them in the cartons either in a flat or on-edge position. The process is organised according to the counterflow principle: the cartons move in the opposite direction to the product ­– reducing the reject rate and makes sure that each carton is filled correctly.

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