Automatic lid closing for Simtom Food Products. Following an invitation to offer a solution to press lids on buckets, Maverick Automation designed a simple but effective lid closing machine complete with variable speed production conveyor. The system was designed to allow all products from small glass jars to buckets and plastic screw cap containers to travel down the new filling line. When lid pressing is required a geared closing system lowers and ‘clicks’ into place; no tools required. This system is capable of closing press on lids at any line speed due to an ingenious synchronised drive; see video. The design also allows the unit to be very compact, simple and above all reliable.
Through constant new product development, NPD and research and development, R&D Maverick Automation is committed to designing unique solutions for cost effective automation projects. Our latest range of caustic wash down and wash down denesting machinery is testament to this, all stainless steel and polymer exterior construction.
Quick change tooling without the need for specific hand tools or finite adjustment, it is (plug and play). Precise and controlled pick and place action, with the benefit of incredibly simple and obvious controls.
Our range of equipment has evolved through our own passion to be the best but also from the ideas of our customers who all have their own specific needs. We try to put everything we do into everything we do, because of this ethos we are ultimately flexible to design and build machinery to suit all requirements and budgets.
Market leading co-packers invest in our lid placing system to place lids on a well known, assorted 1kg chocolate tub. Maverick Automation Ltd re-engineered a current conveyor system to provide a dual belt transport of product through the lidding equipment; prior to the lid placing tubs are free to accumulate on the low friction area, through the marshalling system. Once marshalled, product is driven through the lidding system on high friction belts to facilitate the application and lid closing. The machine has been designed and built with ease of operation in mind, the magazine stack can be loaded at any time and withstand aggressive loading (a warning beacon notifies operatives when the magazine is running low), robust construction allows this machine to take the everyday knocks and bumps associated with a fast paced production environment. This machine has been designed to exceed the required 235mm diameter lid application rate by 15% allowing the ability to ‘catch-up’ when extra tubs are added to the production line. Also controlled by the lid placer is a pre-lidding, product level check. Any visably under-filled or empty tubs are automatically removed from the line prior to the lidding application allowing an increased output percentage. Please contact us for more information at email@example.com
Anglo/American, leading salad packing company relies on Maverick Automation twin tray denester to drive one of their packing lines. Following the purchase for their salad packing plant, three months later our customer is now dependant on this machine to drive constant pace to the production line. “As with all our labour saving equipment; the key to good design is always simplicity.” Steve Holden MD. as we recognise that technically skilled people are in a minority in many production facilities, the equipment installed needs to be reliable, of solid construction and simple to operate and adjust. Maverick Automation machinery is all of these, wherever practical the human element of set up and adjusting is replaced with automated setting; sometimes automatic as with our acetate denesting equipment. Depending on the point of view, whether you are an Accountant or an Engineer; I am the latter. The secondary factor of a machine is the price. Even though our machines are individually designed to suit the requirement, utilising our preferred suppliers such as Omron, SMC, SEW etc. The price is still very competitive. As an overview to the above piece of machinery. Standing at the end of a conveyor placing trays into each empty pitch all day would drive me crazy, surely after 20 minutes your mind would start to wander and the stifled yawns would take effect. The tray denester will happily do this all day long, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The cost still equates to payback on investment in a year, if running dual shifts in six months. If you are interested by these figures please get in touch, we can run a trial on your trays free of charge and you are welcome to come and see for yourself the quality of our work. If not, we can send a video of your trays running on our test machine.
Maverick have just completed a refurbishment of a Grunwald rotary filling system pot dropper loader. For a considerable time the loading mechanism for the pot dropper had been mis-loading and jamming; as a result and following installation of new data logging equipment, it was recorded that the line was showing a down time of 2 hours per day due to operators rectifying the mis-load and restarting the machinery. Following a short period of time observing this fault we designed and built a new marshalling system to effectively separate the stacks of pots allowing only one stack at a time to enter the magazine section of the pot dropper. This system was also designed to utilise the machines existing software and pneumatics meaning the installation was virtually a straight swop from the existing. The machine now runs within acceptable tolerances, which has also reduced the amount of people required to run the machine.