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Pad-O-Matic 360w

PAD-O-MATIC 360W

DESCRIPTION: A high speed, straight line, automatic system to glue absorbent soaker pads into styrene foam packaging trays.

The PAD-O-MATIC 360W was designed to operate in line with the thermoforming process in the tray production plant. The machine is mounted on castors to allow easy movement of the padding machine to the thermoforming line running the tray size to be padded. The trays are taken from the trim press packaging table and fed into the PAD-O-MATIC 360W denester or placed on the optional Tray Loading Conveyor. The PAD-O-MATIC 360W consists of a denester station to denest vertical stacks of foam packaging trays and feed them onto a single row flight conveyor. The denesting system does not require stacking lugs on the trays or any modification to the thermoformer tooling, other than removing any embossing that is on the bottom of the tray in the contact area of the suction cups.

The flight conveyor transports the trays to the pad application unit. At the pad application unit, rolls of padding material are unwound from dual unwind spindles, which are equipped with constant tension brakes. The pads are cut to a predetermined length, which is set on the touch screen operator interface, then hot melt adhesive is applied to the tray by adhesive guns, and the pad is positioned in the tray on the flight conveyor.

The padded tray continues on the flight conveyor to the stacking conveyor. At the stacking conveyor, the padded trays are rotated to vertical position, counted, and horizontally stacked on the packaging table.

The packaging table is equipped with a pneumatic bag opening device to open wicketed polyethylene bags, fast pak bags, or an unwind can be provided to use rolled, perforated bags. There are guides to allow easy insertion of the stacked, counted, padded trays into the poly bags. The bag holder and opening unit may be mounted to provide straight through (top of tray to bottom of bag) or reverse (top of tray to top of bag) packaging.

The PAD-O-MATIC 360W has an on-board vacuum pump and an automatic pressure lube system with alarm to lubricate all chains and gears. All electrical meets NEMA 12, JIC, and CE standards.

The PAD-O-MATIC 360W features improved size changeover with a single point handwheel adjustment for flight conveyor width, flight conveyor rail height, and stacking conveyor width.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • TRAY SIZE / SPEED RANGE:

NUMBER 2P / 30 TO 350 TRAYS PER MINUTE

NUMBER 3P / 30 TO 330 TRAYS PER MINUTE

NUMBER 4P / 30 TO 300 TRAYS PER MINUTE

NUMBER 6P / 30 TO 250 TRAYS PER MINUTE

NUMBER 8P / 30 TO 250 TRAYS PER MINUTE

NUMBER 9P / 30 TO 200 TRAYS PER MINUTE

NUMBER 10P / 30 TO 200 TRAYS PER MINUTE

NUMBER 14P / 30 TO 200 TRAYS PER MINUTE

NUMBER 15P / 30 TO 200 TRAYS PER MINUTE

NUMBER 16P / 30 TO 200 TRAYS PER MINUTE

  • PADDING MATERIAL: 6" wide minimum, 14" wide maximum, 8 to 22 plys of absorbent crepe material with one ply of polyethylene wound to the outside of the roll. Pouch type padding material may be used with the registered cut option. Padding material must be wound on a 3" I.D. fiber core to a maximum roll diameter of 38".

  • PAD CUT SIZE: 3" long X 6" wide minimum; 8" long X 14" wide maximum. Pad length is keypad selectable from 3" minimum to 8" maximum in .01" increments. Pad placement in tray + or - 1/4".

  • ADHESIVE: National Adhesive 34-2950 or equivalent. Adhesive must be FDA approved for incidental food contact.

  • MACHINE SIZE: 5 feet wide X 28 feet long. (34 feet long with optional tray loading conveyor)

  • MACHINE WEIGHT: Approximately 8000 pounds.

  • NOISE LEVEL: 82 dB A scale time weighted average maximum.

UTILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • POWER: 220, 380, 416, or 480 VAC, 3 PHASE, 50 AMP, 50 or 60 HZ (Other voltages are available).

  • AIR: 20 CFM, 80-PSI minimum pressure clean dry air.



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