MK-DLT – Integrated Delta 3 Robotic Cartoner

cartoner

The MK-DLT - Integrated Delta 3 Robotic Cartoner utilizes a Delta 3 robot that is designed and manufactured by Codian Robotics. Codian Robots run off a Allen Bradley Controls Platform. The robot is mounted above the cartoner to provide accurate collation of product off either an indexing or continuous moving conveyor. An integrated Allen Bradley platform for motion and machine control offers one programming environment for operators. In addition, other benefits are provided to the end user including reduced training costs, easier troubleshooting and reduced maintenance costs.

The key innovation behind the MK-DLT is that the Delta 3 robot and the cartoner are controlled by an Allen Bradley platform. Traditional integrated Delta 3 Robotic Cartoners will typically employ two control systems: one for the cartoner and one for the Delta 3 Robot. This means that operators will have to be familiar with two control systems which increases training and maintenance cost. With the MK-DLT, one integrated platform is used to control both the cartoner and the Delta 3 Robot.

Delta 3 Robots Delta 3 Robots add flexibility and high speed collation at up to 220ppm
Loading Funnels with servo driven Loading Funnels with servo driven pushers end load product into the carton
Integrated vision system Integrated vision system sends feedback to the Delta 3 robot to ensure center pick and places
Intuitive screens allow access to servo motor control Intuitive screens allow access to servo motor control, recipe changes, machine operation statistics and more
Easily changeover and set up Easily changeover and set up different carton sizes on the MK-DLT

Optional Features of the MK-DLT


Applications of the MK-DLT

  • Bars of Product
  • Snack Foods
  • Flow Wrap Packages
  • Health Products
  • Stick Packs

Process Diagram

MK-DLT Cartoner Process

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