The PICK & PLACE UNIT is a servo driven unit, picking up complete product row(s) and placing them in the destined location. Products are gently picked up by means of vacuum and placed in a tray.
PICK & PLACE LOADING
The HOUDIJK PICK & PLACE ROBOT is state of the art design. The unit is hanging in a portal to maximize space underneath the unit. It is highly dynamic and able to carry relatively large payloads up to 50 cycles per minute. The unit can be executed to pick up single or double rows of product.
The reliability of the pick and place process is very high, due to the unit’s ability to pick up complete product rows at the same time. This allows for a gentle build-up of vacuum and a low controlled travel speed. It accurately places the product in the desired position.
The PICK & PLACE UNIT, in combination with the HOUDIJK GRADOMATIC™ and LINEMASTER™, results in a highly efficient tray loading system. It handles per station large quantities of products per minute.
The unit offers high flexibility in tray configuration in terms of product/cavity size, number of cavities per tray and stack height.
Dedicated solutions to load paper cups or carton tubes are available.
SLUG IN WRAPPER
The wrapping machine flightbar conveyor receives counted slugs of products on edge from the SLUGMASTER™ connected to a GRADOMATIC™/LINEMASTER™ system. Alternatively rows of products are received directly from the GRADOMATIC™/LINEMASTER™ system and the slug is built up in the flow wrapper flightbar conveyor.
SLUG IN TRAY
By means of the SLUGMASTER™ and the TRAYMASTER™ connected to a GRADOMATIC™/LINEMASTER™ system, a slug of counted products on edge is formed and loaded into the tray.
DUAL LANE SLUG IN WRAPPER
For the forming of small slugs of products on edge, the wrapping machine dual lane flightbar infeed conveyor receives two slugs of products from the GRADOMATIC™/LINEMASTER™.
DUAL MODE SLUG TRAY/WRAPPER
The combination of the SLUGMASTER™ and the TRAYMASTER™ connected to the GRADOMATIC™/LINEMASTER™ system creates product loading flexibility. A slug of products can either be loaded straight into the flightbar infeed chain of the wrapping machine, or alternatively the products can be loaded into a tray.
PILE/STACK IN TRAY
By means of the Houdijk PICK & PLACE UNIT the products are picked up row by row at the end of the GRADOMATIC™/LINEMASTER™ and gently placed into trays. The trays are positioned in the Houdijk TRAY FLIGHTBAR.
PILES/STACKS IN WRAPPER
By means of the HOUDIJK SKIPPER™ stacking system products are piled/stacked into the chain of a wrapper, in the required count. Count change does not require a mechanical adjustment, but is achieved by recipe.
ON EDGE PRODUCT IN CAVITY TRAY
At the end of the GRADOMATIC™/LINEMASTER™ products are placed – row by row - directly into defined cavities of trays. The trays come from a denester and are presented in synchronized position by the Houdijk TRAY FLIGHTBAR.
PORTION/VENDING PILE PACK
The FLOWMASTER™ product distribution and buffer system followed by the FILEMASTER™ product chicane conveyors. It produces a single-, double- or triple lane count-balanced supply to the high speed flow wrapper. Over 1,000 products per lane can be gently supplied.