Economic Flat Carton Serialization Machine
The Hicof AMAPLAN-B150 is a line of super compact economic flat carton serialization machines for intermittent and continuous operation. High format flexibility with short changeover times are key advantages that are fulfilled. The machine is made in Switzerland and offers high production throughput while having low reject rates.
Serialization across whole enterprises is often limited due to space restrictions and budgets. For example it could be impossible to extend existing packaging lines with serialization stations due to missing space. The AMAPLAN-B line of flat carton serialization machines allow to solve this issue by taking the marking operation off-line at an attractive price.
Hicof offers with the AMAPLAN-B an economic solution to feed flat cartons reliably to the printing and control positions. The AMAPLAN-B150 for example is offering up to 250pcs/min marking performance with a wide variety of formats which allows to fulfil even demanding performance requirements easily.
The AMAPLAN-B machines are assembled and designed in Switzerland, offering highest quality standards. The machines do feature a separator which feature reliable friction feeding mechanisms for careful product transport. From there the products are fed through the machine, passing the printer and the Hicof Goldeneye camera. The camera can read and qualify the marking according ISO15415, OCR and OCV. After the marking the AMAPLAN-B150 shingles the finished product on an output belt for drying of the marking and the easy pick-up by an operator. In case of a substandard marking the product is ejected mechanically to the rejection bin with an innovative retractable rejection table for reliable and safe operation. Rejected products are caught on the rejection table and will be dropped to the reject bin. All AMAPLAN-B machines features quick adjustments for all critical settings allowing to make a format change within less than 5 minutes.
ECONOMIC FLAT CARTON SERIALIZATION MACHINE QUALITY
The AMAPLAN Flat Carton Serialization Machine delivers a very high coding quality due to the product transport system.
The reason for this high coding quality is as follows:
- The product is reliably separated through multiple methods by the separator.
- Very controlled movement of the product as it is guided from all sides during the flow through the machine.
- The closed loop motor controlled movement is extremely precise in reproducing positions, speed and acceleration allowing a very constant product speed for ideal marking results.
- A shingling of the product at the output allows long drying times which avoid smear of the freshly marked boxes or flat cartons.
The AMAPLAN-B150 Flat Carton Serialization Machine offers high-end print and verification performance through the friction feeder transport system and the automatic rejection. This makes the AMAPLAN-B150 the ideal machine for central marking operations of multiple packaging lines.
The AMAPLAN-B100 Flat Carton Serialization Machine offers mid-range print and verification performance through the friction feeder transport system and the manual rejection. This makes the AMAPLAN-B100 the ideal machine for central marking operations of multiple packaging lines.
The AMAPLAN-B50 Flat Carton Serialization Machine is the entry level solution for print and verification through full manual feeding and rejection system. This makes the AMAPLAN-B50 the ideal machine for entry level applications.
THE LABEL CREATOR
Hicof Amacena features a build-in web based label creator to create and adjust all print layouts for AMAPLANS, and all connected tertiary label printers. The label creator allows GMP compliant change control of all label parameters across the enterprise.
Hicof AMACENA is a uniform system covering all serialization related topics in the enterprise. The solution works as monoblock which allows the customer to use the same user interfaces across AMACENA. This reduces efforts in training and operations.
The HICOF Machines offer in combination with AMACENA an integrated IT-backbone, starting at machine level from the devices as printers, cameras and sensors up to data interfaces of governmental servers. In case of an issue, our experts have instantaneously access through remote access to all relevant parameters across all IT-servers down to the PLC, allowing a seamless and immediate support. This is the opposite of the conventional ISA-95 environment with several software and machine suppliers in which each service engineer has only access to his fraction of data, making a comprehensive root cause analysis extremely cumbersome as he has to synchronize with other involved vendors.
Hicof solves the issue by offering One System, One Supplier, One Responsibility!