The new ERGON range of automatic packers is based on design choices inspired by key concepts such as ergonomics, technology, sturdiness and modularity, masterfully blended to mark a new, significant evolution in the history of SMI products.
You can point out the new ERGON packers rather quickly due to the rounded profile of the movable safety guards, which allow to house all the motors on the outside with respect to the mechanical units they run, facilitating line operator access when performing maintenance.
The new heat-shrinking tunnels of the ERGON range boast cutting-edge technical solutions that allow reducing energy consumption and ensure the utmost environmental compatibility of the processes as well as the improvement of the final quality of the packaged pack.
LCM ERGON series automatic machines combine in one system the functions provided by wraparound packers and shrinkwrappers, for the packaging of plastic, metal, cardboard and glass containers in closed cases, on cardboard pad + film, on cardboard tray + film and on cardboard tray only.
Trays can be octagonal or rectangular, with same or different height edges.
LCM ERGON series packing machines run up to 30 packs per minute, depending on the product handled and on the packing pattern.
Different pack collations can be formed according to the container’s shape, capacity and dimensions; the most popular formats on market are 2×3, 3×4 and 4×6 in closed boxes, 4×3 and 6×4 on tray+film.
LCM ERGON packers are equipped with mechanical product-grouping system and can be configured with either in-line or 90° in-feed conveyor belts, depending on the customer’s requirements. The format changeover is manual.
Machine bearing frame made of sand-blasted and powder-painted steel
The machine is equipped with sliding protection doors in anodised aluminium featuring a rounded shape which let all the motors (featuring low energy consumption) be placed externally if compared to the mechanical groups they activate. The closing system of doors is equipped with a slow-down device, which accompanies the door smoothly in its final phase of closure
Absence of gearboxes and prevailing employment of ICOS brushless motors equipped with digital servo-driver integrated into the motor
For life lubricated pads
Infeed conveyor with chains made of thermoplastic material featuring low friction coefficient and a motorized system of oscillanting laning guides
Cardboard magazine situated beneath the infeed conveyour, adjustable according to the blank size
Alternate motion cardboard blank picker, equipped with suckers
Film reel unwinding electronically controlled by brushless motors
Before the pack enters the shrinking tunnel, the film is cut by a knife equipped with motorised blade and then wrapped around the group of containers and overlapped on the bottom of the pack. The adjustment of the film length is electronic
Automatic centring system for printed film provided with marks
Brush antistatic bars with carbon fibre
Machine electrical cabinet with air conditioner
The shrink tunnel features state-of-the-art technical solutions reducing energy consumption and ensuring an eco-friendly working process. The tunnel conveyor belt is made up of fibreglass bars, driven by side chains (®SMI). Thanks to the precise analysis of thermodynamic phenomena generated by the shrink process, the tunnel distributes hot air flows in an efficient and homogeneous way on the pack, thus ensuring its excellent quality at the end of the process. Shrink resistances are positioned on the side walls of the tunnel
Heat-shrinking tunnel with forced air ventilation
POSYC® control panel mounted man-high and running the whole length of the machine (fixed on LSK ERGON models)
Motors directly connected to the drive shafts
Thermoplastic material dividing pins
Easy and low-cost maintenance
Precise and automatic film cut
User-friendly man-machine interface
* The stated values are not binding, as they have to be confirmed by SMI according to the user’s production conditions.
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