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Gerhard Schubert will be exhibiting its latest flexible traypacker solution along with Partbox, a 3D printer which ensures high print quality and optimises process reliability within packaging machines at an upcoming packaging trade fair in Germany.
From September 27 – 29, 2022, Gerhard Schubert will be showcasing its latest solutions at an upcoming packaging trade fair in Germany. This will include a flexible traypacker as well as the Partbox, the new 3D printer from Schubert Additive Solutions, live.
At the show, the company will be showcasing how robotics are enabling more flexibility with a traypacker. The customer machine packs hamburgers, which are sealed in a transparent pack, into cardboard trays with separate lids. The machine can pack products into three different packaging variants from 4-count to 16-count packaging, mentions the firm. In the future, as many as 14 different packaging formats will be available. A variety of packing configurations can be created by flexibly combining single and multiple packs. Single trays can either be glued next to each other or stacked to create a double tray.
A ‘completeness check’ also ensures that only complete trays filled with flawless products are sealed. As is now the case with every Schubert machine, the traypacker’s two F4 pick & place robots are also equipped with 3D printed format parts. The F4 picker tool for transferring the products as well as the lidding tools are each fitted with 3D printed parts, which the customer can call up as a print job via the Partbox streaming platform – and produce themselves using the new Partbox printer from the firm.
The Partbox is a 3D printer that enables manufacturers to produce components directly in their own operations – with the fastest possible availability. This enables defective parts to be replaced quickly and new formats for modified products to be produced in-house, adds the firm. The company also supplies the Partbox Black filament as a suitable printing material. The material is food-grade and features good mechanical properties and high temperature resistance. The high print quality is ensured by precise components and exact dosing of the filament.