Unprecedented Efficiency and Economy
Conveniently flexible and loaded with experience-based design, Invex IM case/tray packers bring a higher level of performance to mid-range applications. Its simplistic combination of design, positive drive technology and control avoids compromise and maximizes performance.
- Speeds to 25 cases/trays per minute
- Simple and repeatable changeovers
- A variety of infeeds and metering techniques for efficient product handling
- No air cylinders are used on any of the main case packer and product loading functions
- Sanitary frame design and stainless steel washdown options
Fast, repeatable changeover feature offers multiple enhancements.
Repeatability – rail positions are recipe-driven and locked in place to within +/- 1/32″
Flexibility – ability to place lanes where desired as opposed to centerline or fixed side adjustments and more customer options for generating product-specific recipes
Durability – infeed rail’s holding force can withstand high product pressure
Ergonomics – minimizing manual adjustments maximizes efficiency and promotes safety in the work environment
Pick and Place – Ideal for products such as tapered cups that cannot be pushed one against the other. We use a variety of vacuum or mechanical techniques specific to application requirements.
Up stacker, down stacker – an easy and cost effective method of vertically stacking cartons at lower case rates
- Servo motors are readily programmed with excellent capability to adapt to changes and adjustments.
- Fast, repeatable changeovers and simple adjustments when products or materials vary slightly.
- Smooth, quite operation reduces component wear for lower maintenance cost.
- On-board diagnostics provide simple troubleshooting from the HMI.
- PackML – and PackTags – ready with standards-based connectivity
- Pre-programmed recipes provide automatic changeover of all servo functions and machine timing
Intelligent, precise case blank and product control during the loading process ensures consistent reliable production.
Precisely automated servo control ensures case blank and product loading are executed consistently and reliably for your full range of pack patterns, products and speeds. From case flap folding, to squaring, to compression and gluing, critical operations are precisely automated according to your pre-set recipes, ensuring more efficient, reliable production and faster, easier changeovers.
Case and Tray Blank Control – A main contributor to increased efficiency and speed is the ability to control and fold case and tray blanks. The Invex IM avoids the use of air cylinders that can bind or degrade over time resulting in variable timing, velocity, and position. Its positive servo driven drive system precisely controls case setup, case flap control, the funneling of product during loading, case flap tucking and folding (no plows), case squaring, and the compression and sealing of flaps
Case Squaring – Four corner case control squares the leading and trailing walls of the case just prior to case sealing and compression. Again, positive control of the case squaring guarantees a quality package.
|Invex IM (24” index)||Invex IM (30” index)|
|Speeds||Up to 25 cases/min typical (application dependent)||Up to 20 cases/min typical (application dependent)|
|Case Types||Wrap around cases, knock-down cases (pre-glued manufacturer’s flap), and trays.
RSC, HSC or economy flaps
(2” min to 6” max flap length).
|Knock-down cases (pre-glued manufacturer’s flap) and trays.
RSC, HSC or economy flaps
(2” min to 6” max flap length) .
|Case Size Range(L = travel direction)||Length: 4” to 16”
Width: 6” to 22”
Vertical: 4” to 12”
|Length: 8” to 23”
Width: 8” to 22”
Vertical: 4” to 16”
|Frame/Finish||Powder coated tubular and fabricated cold rolled steel.
Gray metallic, DuPont 616.
Washdown options available.
|Powder coated tubular and fabricated cold rolled steel.
Gray metallic, DuPont 616.
|Magazine Capacity||4 ft magazine (6 ft optional)|
|Glue System||Nordson Mesa™ Series 9 glue system. Nordson ProBlue™ 10 optional.|
|Adjustments||Tool-free changeover, HMI selectable recipes, threaded screws, handwheels, and hand knobs with position pointers and digital scales.|
|Guarding||Category 3 guarding. Full length polycarbonate with extruded anodized aluminum frames.|
|Electrical||Rockwell Automation (AB) programmable logic controller, servo motors , drives and PV+ HMI. NEMA 12 wiring and enclosures. Washdown (optional).|
|Power||480V, 50/60HZ, 3PH.
Second 480V drop down for glue unit. Other power sources available.
|Air||90 PSI (6.2 bar).|
The Invex IM Series easily accommodate large size ranges and pack-patterns for the food and beverage industries.
All new packaging equipment manufactured and supplied by Douglas Machine Inc. is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the time period specified below. The warranty period commences from the date the equipment is shipped from our facility.
- Base Frame: Lifetime
- Douglas Standard Components: 3 years
- Buyer Specified Components: 1 year
Some limitations and restrictions apply.
For complete information, contact Douglas Machine Inc.
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