M436HM-for-washdownAll-stainless case sealer stands up to high pressure washdowns and caustic plant environments

May 18, 2015

A-B-C offers an all-stainless case sealer for dairies and juice plants with washdown requirements and other manufacturing plants with acidic or caustic environments that demand stainless equipment to withstand these harsh conditions. With fully stainless construction from the frame to the fasteners, bearings, chain drives and a NEMA 4X-rated control cabinet, this sealer ensures top productivity in rugged conditions with hot melt sealing speeds to 50 cases per minute.

Total flexibility to run a full range of corrugated cases with only three manual adjustments is a top feature of the Model 436. On dairy lines that also run plastic crates, there is no need to build a bypass conveyor around the sealer–simply set the sealer to bypass mode and the crates cycle straight through to palletizing. To return to corrugated cases, the machine is reset to sealing mode with one easy adjustment.

This hot melt case sealer incorporates A-B-C’s production-proven features that ensure square cases, including contoured flap folders and a spring-loaded compression section to ensure secure seals. Its compact design (only 10’ long x 3’ wide) saves valuable floor space and simplifies line integration. A tape-sealing model is also available.

model360-uncaser-case-packer-bottlesCraft brewers benefit from 2-in-1 case unpacker and packer that reduces labor

July 28, 2015

A-B-C offers an automated packaging solution for craft brewers who manually unpack and repack bottles in reusable (reshipper) cases. It’s a compact, all-in-one machine that performs both uncasing and case packing with every motion of the servo-operated robotic-style transfer head. The Model 360 eliminates manual labor, provides gentle handling, and ensures a consistent bottle feed to the production line–at a conservative cost.

Here’s how it works: cases filled with empty bottles are fed on a conveyor to the Model 360. In every cycle, two separate actions occur: the unpacking head grips and lifts the empty bottles and places them on the conveyor to be transferred to filling, while the packing head picks up and packs finished bottles feeding from the production line into the emptied case. The servo-operated transfer head smoothly and efficiently carries containers with no drop and keeps them under complete control during operation…bottles are released only when they reach the bottom of the case during packing, or the conveyor for unpacking.

The Model 360 uncases and packs 12 oz. and 22 oz. bottles at speeds to 15 cases per minute. Its 2-in-1 footprint saves money by reducing the floor space and machinery investment when compared to the size and cost of separate uncasers and case packers.  View video...

model360-uncaser-case-packer-bottles2-in-1 bottle unpacker and packer reduces labor and saves floor space

July 28, 2015

A-B-C offers an automated packaging solution for processors who manually unpack and repack bottles in reusable (reshipper) cases. It’s a compact, all-in-one machine that performs both uncasing and case packing with every motion of the servo-operated robotic-style transfer head. The Model 360 eliminates manual labor, provides gentle handling, and ensures a consistent bottle feed to the production line–at a conservative cost.

Here’s how it works: cases filled with empty bottles are fed on a conveyor to the Model 360. In every cycle, two separate actions occur: the unpacking head grips and lifts the empty bottles and places them on the conveyor to be transferred to filling, while the packing head picks up and packs finished bottles feeding from the production line into the emptied case. The servo-operated transfer head smoothly and efficiently carries containers with no drop and keeps them under complete control during operation…bottles are released only when they reach the bottom of the case during packing, or the conveyor for unpacking.

The Model 360 uncases and packs glass or plastic bottles in a variety of sizes at speeds to 15 cases per minute. Its 2-in-1 footprint saves money by reducing the floor space and machinery investment when compared to the size and cost of separate uncasers and case packers.  View video..

Model236 case sealer

New case sealer combines value and performance for midrange speed lines

October 12, 2015

A-B-C introduced the M236 case sealer at Pack Expo Las Vegas, designed to deliver value and performance to 15-25 cpm lines. “Responding to customer requests, we designed this case sealer to bring A-B-C’s high end performance to midrange packaging lines at a price point that makes it easy to justify,” said Bryan Sinicrope, VP, sales & marketing at A-B-C.

Inside its solid frame (8’ long), this case sealer incorporates A-B-C’s proven features to ensure reliable, long-term production. The metering roller feed accepts cases back-to-back or spaced and automatically aligns with changing line speeds. The powered minor flap tucker ensures positive inner flap closing and the outer flaps are closed by contoured flap folders that fold the flaps squarely even when running cases with poor or undefined scores. Installation is simplified using the adjustable footpads (+/= 2”) to align to conveyor height and changeover can be completed in minutes with only 3 simple adjustments.

The sealer’s frame is fabricated of heavy painted steel in a box style with all upper operating mechanisms secured to the frame with a sturdy rack and gear system. The standard machine includes clear sliding panels that combine total visibility and protection as they stop production when opened. The Model 236 is available in tape and adhesive sealing models. The tape sealing Model 236T has an easy access tape head for quick and easy replacement. The adhesive sealing Model 236 has a sealing section with rollers that compress against each case to ensure secure adhesive bonding even when running cases with minor case height variations.