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Secondary packaging specialist Cama Group will display its new “Break-Through (BT) Generation” systems on stand E031 at AUSPACK 2019.

Established since 1981, Cama designs and manufactures equipment across its packaging division and its robotic division. According to the company, the new BT Generation systems define a new standard in the world of secondary packaging for paperboard or corrugated cartons and cases, including enhanced hygienic design, cabinet-free technology, adaptable modular configuration, ergonomic features, user-friendly controls, easy size changing, and improved safety levels.

One case study of the BT Generation systems, in a European dairy company looking to double its production volume, demonstrates their productivity and flexibility. Cama engineered a complete system pairing a high-speed MP sleever with an IF robotic loading unit to pack sleeved glass dairy dessert jars into display cartons.

The sleeving machine matched the output from the customer’s existing single-jar format, at 300 products per minute; according to Cama, the machine’s ability to create additional formats in single or double layer fully met the aspiration of the sales and marketing team for flexibility in pack format as the company targeted new export markets.

In the secondary packaging market of sleeving machines, Cama claims that its MP cardboard sleevers stand out for their technological innovation and high added value, including accessibility, ergonomic design, performance and functionality.

Also installed was the IF Monoblock loading unit, comprising three modules for forming, loading and closing. The top-loading unit was designed to load cartons or sleeved glass jars, in various formats, into display cartons. According to Cama, the manufacturer was able to reconfigure the existing wraparound packaging styles already in use while enabling a significant increase in pack speeds, which was required for the new high-speed line.

Cama offers completely integrated packaging lines from primary packages all the way through to final packaging ready for palletising, the company says.

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