Axiom® IM

Case & Tray Packer

Maximum Speed without Compromise

The Axiom® IM case and tray packer combines the ultimate in dependable high speed operation with gentle product handling, servo controlled precision and unparalleled flexibility. The open frame modular design platform, innovative infeed technologies and simple, menu-driven changeovers allow effortless adaptation to evolving and uncertain product life cycles. Smart, simple and ready for anything, the Axiom® IM offers industry leading performance in a compact, low maintenance package.
  • Speeds up to 45 cases and trays per minute
  • A variety of infeeds and metering techniques for efficient product handling
  • Optional Velocity® High Speed Stacker provides continuous product flow up to 600 products per minute while maintaining remarkable stability
  • Simple and repeatable changeovers
  • Touch screen selectable product recipes automatically control precise adjustments throughout the machine with one touch jam clearing included
  • Small footprint saves valuable floor space
  • Sanitary frame design and stainless steel washdown options

A variety of advanced infeed solutions are offered to optimize performance for specific product types while maintaining gentle product handling to ensure highest package integrity. Some commonly used systems include:

Servo Lane Mergers and Dividers – Perfect for applications where any shape or sized product cannot be flood or mass fed. A fixed number of products are smoothly fed to metering systems, where balanced product lanes are required.

Recirculating Conveyor – A complete recirculating loop system that controls product population and reduces line pressure as products are distributed into lanes.


Recirculating Conveyor

Fast, repeatable changeover feature offers multiple enhancements.

Changeover time – significantly reduces time to less than 5 minutes (time of changeover is dependent on extent of changeover)

Repeatability – rail positions are recipe-driven and locked in place to within +/- 1/32″

Flexibility – ability to place lanes where desired as opposed to centerline or fixed side adjustments and more customer options for generating product-specific recipes

Durability – infeed rail’s holding force can withstand high product pressure

Ergonomics – minimizing manual adjustments maximizes efficiency and promotes safety in the work environment

Velocity® II High Speed Stacker – Gently forms stacked product patterns without interruption, providing continuous product flow at speeds up to 600 products per minute. Patented techniques include an increased flexibility for running different product heights while still providing tool-less changeovers with an intuitive HMI control panel.

Pick and Place – Ideal for products such as tapered cups that cannot be pushed one against the other. A variety of vacuum or mechanical techniques are used, depending on the application.

Raise on Return Loading – This high speed loading technique starts to accumulate product for the next pack pattern as soon as the loader clears the accumulation section.


Velocity® II High Speed Stacker
Raise on Return Loading   /  Pick and Place

Angled Setup (ASU) – Setup corrugated magazine design offers immediate machine access and ergonomic loading. The lower corrugated loading position reduces the blank travel distance for maximum efficiency.

Flap Traps and Tuckers – Another contributor to increased efficiency and speed is the ability to consistently control and fold case flaps. Flap traps and minor flap tuckers are servo driven to control their speed and timing. Servo driven flap traps operate consistently at all speeds to capture the case during setup, one of the most critical areas impacting efficiency. Precise control of tucker speed and timing is the best method for folding at the flap score line.

Case Squaring – Four corner case control squares the leading and trailing walls of the case just prior to case sealing and compression. Servo control of the case squaring guarantees precise operation. One touch jam clearing is accomplished through the HMI by automated manipulation of compression components to quickly and efficiently clear the affected area.

Drive: Servo motors
Pitch: Application dependent
Flight Chains: #60 series chain
Speed: Up to 45 cases or trays/minute (product and pack pattern dependent)
Product Size Range: Per project specification
Package Size Range: Per project specification
Magazine Capacity: 6’ (1.85 m)
Frame: Cold rolled steel powder coated frame
Adjustments: Threaded screws, handwheels and hand knobs with position pointers and scales

Digital scales, phase adjustments and recipe control of servo motions and glue (optional)

Glue System: Nordson ProBlue® or per project specification
Flap Closing and Compression: Servo motors
Guarding:

Full length polycarbonate with extruded anodized aluminum frames

Electrical:

Allen Bradley GuardLogix motion and logic control or per project specification

Allen Bradley PanelView NEMA 12 wiring and enclosures

NEMA 4 or 4X wiring and enclosures (optional)

Optional light or heavy washdown construction with stainless steel frame upgrade

Finish:

Cold rolled steel powder coated frame

Some parts are gray metallic or charcoal gray epoxy powder coat

Other colors per project specification

All parts in contact with product are stainless steel, anodized aluminum and plastic

OEM parts are manufacturers’ standard finish

Power: 480 VAC, 50/60HZ, 3PH
Air: One drop 90 PSI (6.2 bar)
The Axiom® IM servo technology delivers smooth, harmonious performance during case loading, while maintaining accurate product control with a wide variety of pack patterns.