Robotic automation takes center stage in Chicago as Quest Industrial demonstrates several solutions for flexible packaging and other applications in booth N-5440 at PACK EXPO 2022, October 23-26, at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Highlighting this year’s show is an integrated flexible pouch packaging line involving Quest, Wexxar Bel and Bartelt, all of which are ProMach brands.
The integrated pouch packaging line features a Quest Quik Pack QP200-AV2 robotic case packer and a Quest Box Bot QB333 robotic palletizer. The Quik Pack is an ideal pick-and-place robotic case-packing solution optimized for products in flexible packaging. The versatile system can identify, orientate, and load a wide variety of package types into both retail and shipping-style secondary packaging containers.
The Quest Box Bot, a space-saving robotic palletizer with a small footprint allows for highly customizable pallet patterns. Every Box Bot comes standard with QBox pallet building software that allows operators to create new pallet patterns based on the size of the case and pallet. The latest version of the standard Box Bot utilizes one of more than 24 standard designs to reduce complexity and lead times.
Rounding out the integrated flexible pouch packaging line is a horizontal form fill seal (HFFS) machine from Bartelt (https://www.barteltpackaging.
The integrated line begins when stand-up flexible pouches are produced and filled on the Bartelt horizontal bagging machine. The pouches then flow automatically to the Quest Quik Pack robotic case packer which loads the bags into the case based on the case pack pattern configured through the QPack case packing software. Empty cases are supplied by the Wexxar WF-20 case former and sealed by the Bel 252 sealer. The Quest Box Bot then picks up the sealed cases, and palletizes them based on the pallet pattern configured in the QBox palletizing software. The advantage this line brings to customers is high automation – the ability to accomplish several tasks in a very small footprint. By allowing robotic automation to do the work, companies manage labor challenges by reallocating employees into other areas of a plant or facility where their skills can be put to better use.
This fully functional integrated flexible packaging line is a great example of ProMach brands working closely together to meet the full scope of automation needs of customers. Projects like this allow customers to have one central point of contact, and that contact serves as a one-stop, full-service provider by connecting multiple ProMach solutions together. This level of integration involves professional project management to streamline the planning process, installation, and start-up for packaging lines.
Quest also demonstrates the QCB 320; a user-friendly collaborative (cobot) robotic palletizing system. The cobot is designed to work together with both people and other robotics. The system’s small size makes it ideal for work in confined spaces. Since cobots are engineered to interact with people, they are sensitive and aware of their environment, and do not require traditional rigid guarding. This helps reduce the cobot’s overall footprint, making it more flexible and agile to operate within a small space.
To see how these robotic packing and palletizing solutions can improve packaging processes on your next project, visit Quest in booth N-5440 at PACK EXPO 2022; visit https://www.questindustrial.
Quest is a leading manufacturer of industrial automation equipment focusing on robotics and vision guidance. With expertise in the food, beverage, and dairy markets, Quest optimizes floor space for customers experiencing growing demand and helps improve their overall production line flexibility and efficiency. Quest offers application-specific software on their robotic products, including pick and place, case packing, and palletizing systems to simplify system setup and streamline configurability. Quest is a product brand of ProMach, a global leader in packaging line solutions. As part of the ProMach Robotics & End of Line business line, Quest helps our packaging customers protect their reputation and grow the trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Quest at www.QuestIndustrial.com and more about ProMach at www.ProMachBuilt.com.
About Wexxar Bel
At Wexxar Bel, corrugated container packaging applications are limited only by the imagination. Our Wexxar case formers and case sealers have been installed in nearly 40 countries and consistently bring customers the lowest cost of ownership and the highest standards of safety. Wexxar also offers the Bel line of corrugated box sealers, tapers, and packing systems as well as the IPAK line of tray and bliss formers, stackers, and sealers systems. As part of the ProMach End of Line business line, Wexxar helps our packaging customers protect and grow the reputation and trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Wexxar Bel at www.Wexxar.com.
About Bartelt Packaging
Bartelt is a trusted manufacturer of pouching, cartoning, shrink wrapping, over-wrapping, and case and tray packing systems, providing dependable and long-lasting solutions to food and non-food industries. Bartelt also operates as a master distributor for FLtècnics’ rollstock pouch machines. As the world’s first developer of intermittent motion horizontal form fills seal pouching machines, Bartelt is a true pioneer in automated packaging. From simple to advanced applications spanning primary and secondary packaging, quality components and a durable design are incorporated into every solution. Bartelt is a product brand of ProMach, a global leader in packaging line solutions. As part of the ProMach Flexibles & Trays business line, Bartelt helps our packaging customers protect their products and earn the trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Bartelt at www.BarteltPackaging.com and more about ProMach at www.ProMachBuilt.com
ProMach is a family of best-in-class packaging solution brands serving manufacturers of all sizes and geographies in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and household and industrial goods industries. ProMach brands operate across the entire packaging spectrum: filling and capping, flexibles, pharma, product handling, labeling and coding, and end of the line. ProMach also provides Performance Services, including integrated solutions, design/build, engineering services, and productivity software to optimize packaging line design and deliver maximum uptime.
ProMach designs, manufactures, integrates, and supports the most sophisticated and advanced packaging solutions in the global marketplace. Its diverse customer base, from Fortune 500 companies to smaller, privately held businesses worldwide, depends on reliable, flexible, technologically advanced equipment and integrated solutions. ProMach is headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Europe, United Arab Emirates, and China. For more information about ProMach, visit www.ProMachBuilt.com.