Forum Packaging choose Codeology and A.P.Machinery to supply a complete end-of-line solution

Forum Packaging choose Codeology and A.P.Machinery to supply a complete end-of-line solution from Codeology

By: Codeology  15/10/2012
Keywords: Labelling systems, print apply, Outer Case Labelling

Forum Packaging, the U.K. ‘s leading specialist paper packaging manufacturer, recently contracted Codeology and A.P.Machinery to jointly design and commission a complete end of line carton filling, taping, labelling and collating production line to handle the high output from their new Garant T2B machine producing paper flour bags for the retail market.

Having identified Codeology as a supplier of print and apply labelling that would fit their needs they called in Codeology M.D. Jim Mason. It was during that initial meeting that Jim realised that Forum would benefit from help and guidance on the entire end-of-line handling solution, not just labelling.

In Jim's words "Forum had to minimise the end-of-line operations to allow operators to keep up with their new machine. That meant that a holistic solution was required with the entire line designed as one system for maximum efficiency rather than individual components from different manufacturers simply bolted together." Jim called in A.P.Machinery, 'I have worked with A.P. Machinery on many occasions and it is rare that we cannot work together seamlessly to design the correct solution for a customer."

Together Codeology and A.P. Machinery provided a design for a complete line incorporating all conveyors and taking into account the need to work with a metal detection system that differentiates Forum from the competition.

A.P. Machinery provided a Soco F100 semi-automatic carton erector and a T10 case taper feeding a Codeology P100 Print and Apply outer case labeller. The labeller then fed a driven conveyor which in turn fed a metal detector. The inclined belt of the metal detector was then used to lift the cartons so that a gravity outfeed conveyor (again provided by A.P.Machinery) could collate the cartons ready for manual palletising.

The complete line meant that cartons could be assembled, filled, taped, labelled, metal-checked and collated ready for palletising as efficiently as possible. The entire system was installed, commissioned and training completed in one and a half days.

Forum M.D. Mark Spivey commented "We needed a system that was both low maintenance and efficient. Jim's advice and the involvement of A.P. Machinery has delivered a production line that works very well with the high outputs we expect from the T2B. The label machine consumables are competitively priced, and the software is easy to use. Changeover is quick, and this fits in well with our philosophy of simplicity equals efficiency."

Keywords: Labelling systems, Outer Case Labelling, print apply,

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