Integrated Packaging Line Displays Strengths of Quest, Serpa, and Texwrap at PACK EXPO 2023

See how ProMach and its 46 brands have the expertise to develop turn-key solutions that span the entire spectrum for your next packaging line.

The ability to collaborate between brands to develop and execute integrated solutions is what defines the power of ProMach. A great portrayal of this collaboration is seen in the integrated packaging line in action between Quest, Serpa, and Texwrap at PACK EXPO 2023, September 11-13, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

This line features rigid containers getting packed into trays, overwrapped, and palletized – depicting packaging applications common in the nutraceutical and food industries.

PACK EXPO attendees will see a fully operating line starring a Serpa FG1 tray former that will be forming trays from corrugated blanks. Serpa tray formers are built with a heavy-duty frame and quick-change forming heads that make changeover quick, simple, and repeatable for 24/7 operation.

From there, trays are conveyed to a Quest QP200-SA2 case packer, where a FANUC SCARA robot orientates the canisters before they’re picked and placed into the formed trays by an articulated robot. Pack patterns are configured using QPack case/tray packing software. QPack allows users to create optimized patterns for a variety of SKUs with ease, which makes product changeovers quicker and simpler than ever.

Next, trays containing 12 canisters each are wrapped on a Tekkra T-1030 in-line shrink bundler system from Texwrap. The Tekkra T-1030 is a continuous motion shrink bundler with servo driven seal & bar carriage that is best suited for medium to high-speed applications. The overwrap film is provided by ProMach brand, CL&D.

Finally, a Quest Box Bot QB320 space-saving robotic palletizer picks up wrapped trays and places them on a floor level pallet. Every Box Bot comes standard with QBox pallet building software that allows operators to create new pallet patterns based on the size of the case and pallet. The Box Bot offers more than 24 standard designs with lead times of 4-8 weeks.

ProMach advantage

ProMach is a solutions-based company; it first analyzes the problem or challenge, and then designs a solution that best meets the customers’ production goals. ProMach and its 46 brands are grouped into distinct business lines that span the entire packaging line.

This packaging line at PACK EXPO 2023 is a great demonstration of the type of integrated packaging solution ProMach and its brands can develop to meet the full scope of automation needs of customers. Projects like this allow customers to have one central point of contact that serves as a one-stop, full-service provider by connecting multiple ProMach solutions together. This level of integration involves professional project management to streamline the planning process, installation, and start-up for packaging lines.

Quest (C-3425), Serpa (C-3433), and Texwrap (C-3625), are located next to each other within the ProMach village at PACK EXPO 2023. To see how these three brands and the power of ProMach can help you with your next packaging application, visit them at PACK EXPO 2023. For more information on the specific brands, visit Quest at https://www.questindustrial.com/; Serpa at https://www.serpapackaging.com/; or Texwrap at https://www.texwrap.com/.

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