Paloma: outstanding pick and place accuracy and new layout possibilities
“Paloma is our high-performance robot cell that offers outstanding pick and place accuracy”, says Christian Vouillamoz, product manager at the ROTZINGER Group. The Paloma feed placer picks and places products into cartons, cases, thermoforms, flow-wrappers and cartoning machines. Using vision-guided high-speed delta robots, the machine identifies incoming products on the conveyor belt and places them correctly into the feeding of the following process. The system can handle both unpacked and packed products and its modular design allows to directly integrate an infeed chain of the packaging machine (horizontal or vertical) into the cell and to load it with oriented prod-ucts. Paloma is perfectly suited for food and confectionery applications and can be used in many areas such as bakery or fresh products – and offers new lean layout opportunities when combined with a new integrated buffer.
Filling and capping with maximum flexibility
In terms of filling pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, the ROTZINGER Group’s Filling & Cap-ping machine FLK/VRM truly stands out. The machine combines the advantages of a linear filler and a rotative capper, offering maximum flexibility and efficiency. Any product from water-like to vicious and sticky liquids can be filled with the volumetric and mass-flow filling system and it can easily be adjusted for different formats.
High-performance blister machine with new compact design
ROTZINGER further unveils a new and improved version of their TLT blister machine that can pro-cess up to 400 blisters per minute. “This machine is a proven and reliable solution and we are excit-ed to bring it back”, says Andreas Graf, CEO of ROTZINGER PharmaPack. The TLT has under-gone a redesign and is characterized by its flexibility, safety, short changeover times, while main-taining high Overall Equipment Effectiveness. For the primary packaging of pharmaceutical prod-ucts, the TLT is a flexible machine that can be connected to several cartoners. Customers benefit from the modular design for simple and easy retrofitting. The TLT has a clear separation of the production and drive areas, and even offers optional complete encapsulation of the product feed zone to ensure compliance and protect the product and packaging material. The TLT’s user-friendly interface with a simple color touch screen simplifies machine operation and reduces the risk of misuse. It is an ideal choice for packaging various pharmaceutical products such as tablets, capsules, and dragees using standard thermoforming and aluminum foil.
Higher flexibility and less product waste in bar production
In bar production, manufacturers can maximize their productivity levels with a single-source solution for the entire process from processing up to secondary packaging. The ROTZINGER Group will showcase the unique WRL Flex slitter developed by HANSELLA, which has been part of the ROTZINGER group since 2021. The WRL Flex slitter offers an adjustable cutting width. As a result, adjusting the cutting width can be done with minimal effort and without changing parts. Besides higher flexibility, this decreases production costs and contributes to faster return on investment (ROI). The smooth slitter allows for an easy and stepless adjustment for precise cutting to produce different bar sizes. Unlike other machines of its kind available in the market, the WRL Flex enables repeatable cutting width changes without the change of the cutting knife shaft or the complete slitter. This reduces set up times significantly. In addition, manufacturers benefit from a hygienic de-sign and easy tool-less cleaning.
When processing bar masses including cereal, candy, protein and fruit, the patented flexible WRF Flex slab former eliminates the trim. Less product is wasted, contributing to decreased production costs and faster return on investment (ROI). The WRF slab former is the only roll former on the market on which the width of the mass slab can be precisely and continuously adjusted without interrupting the production process. The phenomenon of lower density at the edges is solved by forming a correspondingly wider slab and then compressing it to the finished width. Depending on the type of bar, trim can either be reduced to an extreme minimum or completely eliminated with this flex solutions.
ROTZINGER’s chocolate enrober provides a quick mass changing system for chocolate when coating bars. The removable and exchangeable mass trough as well as the exchangeable enrobing head and curtain device ensure mass changes in minimal time – to complete the efficient enrobing portfolio, ROTZINGER also offers chocolate melting and tempering units.
“The Rotzinger Group combines many years of experience within the group and offers a turnkey solution from the bar line process to secondary packaging with highest efficiency along the line,” explains Adrian Müller, Director Product Management/ Marketing.
Digital Factory Software Suite increase efficiency and quality
Visitors to the ROTZINGER Group’s booth at interpack will have the opportunity to witness the company’s digital solutions firsthand. For example, the Digital Factory Software Suite promises to increase both efficiency and quality in processes while also ensuring continuous access to data. Paperless production is facilitated by fully digitized Q-Checks and a management cockpit, which work together to ensure continuous improvement on the shop floor. ROTZINGER also offers system integration services to help organizations implement the software in a step-by-step manner. Additionally, customers who sign a maintenance contract can take advantage of ongoing updates and advancements to the Digital Software Suite. The service experts will be at interpack to support customers with any questions regarding the company’s service support.
The ROTZINGER Group exhibits at interpack fair in Duesseldorf from May 4 to 10 at booth C07 in hall 1.