Growth from any perspective
You know what it feels like to come close to pulling your hair out when a packaging system does not perform as it should.
The Alpecin-branded products from the company Dr. Kurt Wolff in Bielefeld are known for being highly effective against hair loss and other scalp care issues. We believe however, that there is a solution to this problem that goes back to the root of the issue – so to speak.
When it came time to automate their packaging process, Dr. Kurt Wolff opted for Schubert as a partner for flexible packaging of its scalp and hair care products.
Gentle Product Handling
With this application, the products are fed to the packaging system in different ways:
- The bottles are either standing upright in transport carriers (pucks) or they are already lying in a folding carton having gone through primary packaging.
- The cartons are packed in ‘standing’configurations of 6 units
- The PET bottles, which are taken from the pucks, then need to be packed standing in different formations.
- The unusual shape of the Alpecin bottle, however, calls for the individual orientation of the product so that it can be packaged in one or more rows – in a way that is compact and space-saving
- The production flow is controlled via scanners.
- Only the data from the bottles or cartons assessed to be in good order is communicated to the TLM-F4 robot.
- In a single-pick process, the products are not placed directly in the packaging, but first pre-grouped on the TLM Transmodul’s format plate
- After the product groups are formed, they are placed in the previously erected carton.
Unlike with cheaper direct loading, this solution is especially gentle on the product.
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FACTS & FIGURES
- 75-250 ml bottles (optional: 50 – 375 ml bottles)
- Output: 120 bottles or cartons per minute
- 9 different formats
- Highly flexible packaging system for the tray packing and palletising
- Integrated scale and labeller
- Format conversion in minutes
- System length approx. 12 m (incl. palletiser)