PMI Cartoning VXL Vertical Cartoner
PMI Cartoning’s VXLVertical Cartoner is a fully automatic, all-servo vertical top-load cartoner that features multiple product handling areas. This particular setup is for a mac-n-cheese application where the carton is filled with pasta and a cheese sauce pouch. PMI integrated an intelliFEED pouch handling system to cingulate and orientate the cheese pouches from a bulk hopper. Once delivered to the VXL, the pouches are then loaded into a PMI tilt-tray system that ultimately delivers them into the carton. The dry pasta is then loaded into the carton via a PMI dual-flavor volumetric filler. To ensure efficient product loading, an oval spout system is synchronized with carton pockets. While this is a multi-fill system with unique capabilities, speeds can reach up to 200 cartons/min. The PMI integrated system assures packaging quality. An open flap detection and reject station as well as a no carton/no product fill control are standard features. A Nordson Problue hot melt system and sift-resistant, reverse fold carton-sealing feature provide additional seal integrity assurance. As with all PMI machines, the VXL is built to last, adheres to Category 3 Safety compliance and is available in wash down construction with welded stainless steel base frame. The VXL is UL approved and is powered by Allen-Bradley featuring ControlLogix with a PanelView HMI and Kinetix servos.