The new ERGON range of automatic packers is based on design choices inspired by key concepts such as ergonomics, technology, sturdiness and modularity, masterfully blended to mark a new, significant evolution in the history of SMI products.
You can point out the new ERGON packers rather quickly due to the rounded profile of the movable safety guards, which allow to house all the motors on the outside with respect to the mechanical units they run, facilitating line operator access when performing maintenance.
The new heat-shrinking tunnels of the ERGON range boast cutting-edge technical solutions that allow reducing energy consumption and ensure the utmost environmental compatibility of the processes as well as the improvement of the final quality of the packaged pack.
The CSK ERGON series is composed of automatic shrink-wrapping machines for packing plastic, metal, cardboard or glass containers. Depending on the model chosen, they can make packs in film only, cardboard pad + film, tray only, cardboard tray + film.
The CSK ERGON series packers can achieve an output of max. 50 packs per minute in single lane (50+50 in double lane), depending on the machine model and on the product to be packaged. The pack collations can vary according to the container's shape and size. In general, the most frequently requested collations are: 2x2, 3x2, 4x3 and 6x4.
All CSK ERGON models are equipped with an electronic product-grouping device and with film-cutting blade and flap-folding device actuated by direct drive brushless motors.
CSK 40 F
CSK 40 P
CSK 40 T
Pad + Film
Tray + film Tray only
1In the machine infeed zone, a group of guides accurately lines up the loose containers carried by a conveyour belt featuring low-friction chains made of thermoplastic material. In the pack formation zone, the containers are clustered in the required format through electronically synchronized combs and dividing bars, operating in continuous motion.
2In P and T models, a corrugated cardboard pad or blank is picked from the blanks magazine by a rotary picker composed of two groups of vacuum suckers. The pad or the blank moves along the blank climb and places itself underneath the group of products in transit with the long side leading.
3In the trayformer, special mechanical devices fold the blank’s front and rear flaps. The side flaps are sprayed with hot melt glue and then folded, thus forming the tray.
4The unwinding of the film reels, placed in the lower part of the machine, is controlled by a dedicated device ensuring the film precise and constant tensioning. Before the pack enters the shrinking tunnel, the film is wrapped around the container batch and overlapped at the base of the pack.
Machine bearing frame made of sand-blasted and powder-painted steel
Standardized modules assembly
The machine is equipped with sliding protection doors in anodised aluminium featuring a rounded shape which let all the motors (featuring low energy consumption) be placed externally if compared to the mechanical groups they activate.
The closing system of doors is equipped with a slow-down device, which accompanies the door smoothly in its final phase of closure
Absence of gearboxes
Continuous motion product grouping device, with electronically synchronized fingers made of plastic material
For life lubricated pads
Infeed conveyor with chains made of thermoplastic material featuring low friction coefficient and a motorized system of oscillanting laning guides
Cardboard magazine situated beneath the infeed conveyour, adjustable according to the blank size
Alternate motion cardboard blank picker, equipped with suckers
Before the pack enters the shrinking tunnel, the film is cut by a knife equipped with motorised blade and then wrapped around the group of containers and overlapped on the bottom of the pack.
The adjustment of the film length is electronic
Compact knife group with film cutting blade driven by a direct drive brushless motorisation
The shrink tunnel features state-of-the-art technical solutions reducing energy consumption and ensuring an eco-friendly working process.
The tunnel conveyor belt is made up of fibreglass bars, driven by side chains (®SMI).
Thanks to the precise analysis of thermodynamic phenomena generated by the shrink process, the tunnel distributes hot air flows in an efficient and homogeneous way on the pack, thus ensuring its excellent quality at the end of the process.
Shrink resistances are positioned on the side walls of the tunnel; the lubrication system is automatic and centralized (optional for SK 400 models).
POSYC® control panel mounted man-high and running the whole length of the machine (fixed on LSK ERGON models)
SMI machines are designed according to advanced principles of module assembly and feature interchangeable mechanical and electronic components, which ensure a reduction of the down-times during technical interventions or programmed maintenance and the optimization of the use of spare parts on stock.
SMI machines can package a wide range of products in several pack collations, so as to effectively meet the end user's current and future requirements.
Moreover, each machine can be equipped with additional devices, which increase its basic functions and ensure a high level of customization of the final package.
Motors directly connected to the drive shafts
SMI machines do not include gearboxes: the motors are directly connected to the drive shafts. The consequent advantage is the reduction of maintenance, energy consumption and noise.
Continuous motion pack formation
The continuous motion packaging system ensures a fluid production process and protects the containers from strokes, thus granting more reliability, a better quality of the pack and a reduction of mechanical wear.
Thermoplastic material dividing pins
In the pack formation zone, the use of dividing pins made of thermoplastic material, which last longer than those made of metal, reduces the machine noise and protects the fragile containers (such as glass containers) and their labels.
Easy and low-cost maintenance
The rounded protection doors of ERGON models allow broader space inside the machine and thus the motors can be mounted externally on the machine side edges.
Therefore, they are easily accessible and reachable for maintenance.
Actually, the operator doesn't need to enter the internal parts of the shrinkwrapper when carrying out
Precise and automatic film cut
Film-cutting unit equipped with direct drive motorization that allows to easily carry out motor maintenance and reduce maintenance operations.
User-friendly man-machine interface
The POSYC® control panel, sliding on a boom running the whole length the machine (fixed on LSK ERGON models), enables even less expert operators to easily and effectively run the packaging machine, thanks to an intuitive interface, a touch screen display and diagnosis functions and real-time technical support available on the POSYC®.
* The stated values are not binding, as they have to be confirmed by SMI according to the user's production conditions.
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