Cama Group, founded in 1981, is a world leader in the engineering and manufacturing of automatic packaging systems, secondary packaging lines and robotics for integrated and complete packaging lines. Since 1987 Clevertech Spa manufactures and sells machines and plants for the end-of-line automation, such as palletizers, winders and depalletizers for the food&beverage, home care, pet-food and personal care sectors. Ilpra Spa is an innovative company operating in the packaging sector since 1955, producing a wide range of machines and technological solutions for the packaging of food, cosmetic and medical products. Its 60 years of activity make it an undisputed market leader both in Italy and worldwide. Makro Labelling Srl is a leading company in the production of industrial labelling machines for the food, beverage, home, personal care and pharmaceutical sectors, committed to giving its production a decisive turn in terms of environmental sustainability.
Ronchi Mario Spa is a manufacturer of machines for packing liquid products, founded in 1966. It is an international leader in the packaging of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, personal care and home care products. Tosa Group is one of the most important companies in Italy in the production of end- of-line technologies. Owner of TOSA Group, MIMI and CMR, it is a fundamental point of reference for the stabilization and safety of palletized loads. Universal-Pack Srl is a world leader in the production of vertical automatic packaging machines. Since 1965 it has been designing and manufacturing packaging machines and complete lines for primary and secondary packaging for all sectors: food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and chemical. The Cama-Clevertech line offers a complete end- of-line packaging solution for pet-food boxes with 4 outfeed lines, and a robotic unloading and feeding system. The line receives pouches in 4 flavors, which are then conveyed by a Clevertech depalletizer on 10 lanes to the Cama feeding conveyors. The pouches are scanned by cameras that send the relevant in- formation to Delta robots for loading using a specific software. The input speed for each flavor is 135 car- tons/min, for a total of 540 pouches/min for the entire line. The products are divided into groups of 8, 12 or 24 in interlaved configuration into boxes or in groups of 4 in flow-wrap trays. Once the boxes have been filled or the trays have been packaged in flow-wraps, everything is conveyed to the wrap-around system for packaging in the shipping crate. Finally, a palletizer carries out the final operations of loading and preparing the pallets. The fully automatic Clevertech system guarantees the handling of trays and cases, including the re-entry of empty trays to the stacking station and their inspection through a vision system that detects the presence of residual products in the trays and activates the ejection function. The “custom” system, developed by Cama as a unique solution with an identical mechanical design and software architecture, is integrated with the TPM solution, ensuring minimum maintenance levels. The “Toll – less” format change- over is compliant with the TPM system and is programmed in a PLC hardware-software environment for the handling of cartons. Moreover, it is the ideal solution for the management of products’ layered configurations after the processing phase. This system fully meets the needs of the market with multi-flavor, high-speed lines and allows changing flavors with a 50% reduction in time compared to the competitors. The flexibility, multi-packing capability and the perfect integration of the two lines offer a 30% more compact footprint than ever before. Some innovative systems that can perform multiple functions in a single unit-practical examples of the collaboration between the companies belonging to PACKPACT – are the solution developed by Cama Group and Clevertech for the pet-food sector and the complete line made by Clevertech and Tosa Group for the dairysector. Another successful project is the milk sealing system designed by Clevertech and Tosa for Aurora Dairy, an organic milk producer in North America. From the spiral lifter to the pallet stack- er, the end-of-line system minimizes the trans- fer cycle to the forklift and has been designed and assembled by Clevertech integrating the stretch film wrapping solution from Tosa Group.
The system consists of 2 palletizers that convey entire pallets to 2 stretch film wrappers with rotating ring. The wrappers are equipped with a device for the application of dust sheets and pallet lift for the wrapping cycle, including the covering of the wooden part. The automatic re- placement of the stretch film and the automatic sealing of the dust protection complete the extraordinary features of this system, which can handle up to 80 crates per minute. Clevertech and Tosa’s perfect mechanical and electrical design ensures the same materials and components for both supplies, as well as the same documentation, the same interface and an identical software structure developed in accordance with PACKML guidelines. The integrated design of the system gives the end-user the unique opportunity to take advantage of a complex and articulated solution in a single unit.