Combined packers with a 90° infeed


AFCW 80-I ERGON - Combined packers up to 80 introductions/minute

The AFCW 80-I ERGON range is composed of combined packers with single lane 90º product infeed, suitable for making packs in wrap-around case, tray and tray + film.

These machines can pack a wide range of cylindrical, oval or square/rectangular containers at a speed of max. 80 introductions/minute, according to the machine model and the type of product to be handled.

The models of this range stand out for their compact structure that easily adapts to any end-of-line logistic conditions and for fast and easy changeover, thanks to the single-lane infeed.

Packaging TypeTray + film
Tray only
Wrap-around case



1A system with a single-lane infeed facilitates the correct laning of the loose containers on the conveyor. The product feeding system features a continuous motion and the pack formation is performed by an electronic separation device. Then, loose products are moved from the infeed conveyor to the packaging conveyor thanks to a rotary system.


2On the AFCW 150 machines, the Easy-Load system automatically loads cardboard blanks into the dedicated blank magazine of the machine. The new loading device is made up of a group of motorized conveyor belts on which the operator easily places the cardboard blanks in uniform horizontal stacks.


3A corrugated cardboard blank is picked from the blank magazine by a rotary picker equipped with two groups of suction cups. The cardboard blank is carried up along the blank ramp and positioned under the incoming pack collation with short side leading. The tray/case former features a continuous wrap-around system.


4In the case/tray former, special guides fold and wrap the cardboard blank around the incoming products. The flap-folding devices first fold side flaps, then upper/lower flaps of both the front and back of the pack. The hot-glue sealing makes the case highly resistant. At the machine outfeed, fixed guides keep the case walls pressed downward.


5In case of packaging in film, the film is cut by a knife blade controlled by direct-drive brushless motor, wrapped around the group of containers and overlapped on the bottom of the pack, that in the end enters the shrink tunnel. The film tensioning is controlled in the AFCW 80-I by a system equipped with tensioning spring and in the AFCW 150-I by a piston. When the operating film reel is over, a manual sealing bar joins the films.

  • Machine bearing frame made of sand-blasted and powder-painted steel
  • 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
  • Fully automated motion of the cardboard blanks (stacked horizontally) on the conveyor modules with motorized belts (AFCW 150-I)
  • Absence of gearboxes and prevailing employment of ICOS brushless motors equipped with digital servo-driver integrated into the motor
  • Alternate motion cardboard blank picker, equipped with suckers
  • Compact knife group with film cutting blade driven by a direct drive brushless motorization
  • Possibility to handle a wide range of film thicknesses (from 40 to 80 micron for the AFCW 80-I; from 30 to 100 micron for the AFCW 150-I)
  • The shrink tunnel features state-of-the-art technical solutions that enables the energy consumption reduction and the maximum environmental compatibility of the processes. 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 the excellent quality of the final pack. Shrink resistances are positioned on the side walls of the tunnel.
  • Operator panel mounted on an arm sliding on a rail

Compact and ergonomic structure

Loose products get to the machine on a single-lane conveyor belt; as a consequence a divider is not necessary to lane the products. This enables to reduce the costs, as well as the space occupied by the conveyor line. Furthermore, the frame is ergonomic and functional and this enables the operator to carry out easily all activities related to use and maintenance of the installation.

Easy and quick changeover

The single lane infeed offers the advantage of working lots of different kinds of containers, with different sizes, without having to have additional belt equipment. Therefore, format changeover is much faster and easier, as there is no need to regulate the guides on the different lanes.

Product preservation and stability

Product separation doesn't stress the loose product, since this operation is carried out through dosing belts; this allows to preserve the container shape and ensures an enhanced pack stability during the separation.

Operational flexibility

These 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.

Automatic film cut

Film cutting unit equipped with direct drive motorization, that allows to easily carry out the motor maintenance, reduce the noise level, save energy and ensure high reliability and movement precision.

Perfect cases

SMI case packers are equipped with fixed guides, which press the pack walls at the machine outlet. This system ensures a perfectly balanced, resistant case, whereas the rotary chain pressing systems can not guarantee the same quality level.

User-friendly man-machine interface

The POSYC® control panel, sliding on a boom running the whole length of the machine (depending on the machine model), enables even less expert operators to easily and effectively run the packer, thanks to an intuitive interface, a touch screen display and diagnosis functions and real-time technical support available on the POSYC®.