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Bliss Former

BF30

The Pearson BF30 Bliss Former assembles a wide variety of sturdy shipper and display-ready, three-piece bliss box designs at rates up to 30 cases per minute. The BF30 is optimal for larger boxes. For high-speed operations, an optional high-capacity Automatic Stack Transfer System is available. Advanced features such as high-visibility machine status lighting, non-contact interlocks, CAT-3 Safety Circuits and an easily accessible grace port are standard on the machine.

Key Features

  • Proper Positioning of Blanks

    Gravity fed magazine ensures that each blank is in proper position for picking without having to worry about proper angles and placement of boards.

  • Reliable Infeed

    Powered end-panel magazine with following paddle ensures that each end-panel is accuratly presented for pick off by controling the pressure between the end-panels and the restraining clip.

  • Reliable Glue Compression and Square Cases

    The active forming section ensures consistent glue compression by impacting the gluelines as opposed to squeegee/smeared

  • Small Footprint

    Vertical case forming eliminates having to reposition the orientation of the box for introduction onto the customer’s conveyor resulting in a smaller footprint of the machine.

  • Toolless Changeover Supported by User-Centric HMI

    Changeovers are supported by the industry’s most advanced HMI with an uncluttered design, intuitive navigation, interactive changeover and fault-recovery guides, live sensor maps, and advanced maintenance features. Scales, pointers and quick release handles ensure additional tools are not necessary. A trained technician can complete a changeover in under 45min.

  • Highly Reliable Non-Contact Interlocks

    Eliminates misalignment of guard door interlocks which prevents problems common to keyed interlocks.

  • High-Visibility Machine Status

    A standard four-light LED beacon and multi-color interior machine lighting provides high-visibility of machine status.

  • Safety Redundancy with CAT 3

    Dual channel safety circuit maintains integrity of safety features in case of single component failure.

  • Easily Accessible Grace Port

    Grace ports provide convenient communication access and 110V convenience outlet at the outside of the machine’s electrical cabinet.

  • Convenient Dual Access to the Machine

    A remote operator station enables machine control on both sides of the conveyor.

Proper Positioning of Blanks

Gravity fed magazine ensures that each blank is in proper position for picking without having to worry about proper angles and placement of boards.

Reliable Infeed

Powered end-panel magazine with following paddle ensures that each end-panel is accuratly presented for pick off by controling the pressure between the end-panels and the restraining clip.

Reliable Glue Compression and Square Cases

The active forming section ensures consistent glue compression by impacting the gluelines as opposed to squeegee/smeared

Small Footprint

Vertical case forming eliminates having to reposition the orientation of the box for introduction onto the customer’s conveyor resulting in a smaller footprint of the machine.

Toolless Changeover Supported by User-Centric HMI

Changeovers are supported by the industry’s most advanced HMI with an uncluttered design, intuitive navigation, interactive changeover and fault-recovery guides, live sensor maps, and advanced maintenance features. Scales, pointers and quick release handles ensure additional tools are not necessary. A trained technician can complete a changeover in under 45min.

Highly Reliable Non-Contact Interlocks

Eliminates misalignment of guard door interlocks which prevents problems common to keyed interlocks.

High-Visibility Machine Status

A standard four-light LED beacon and multi-color interior machine lighting provides high-visibility of machine status.

Safety Redundancy with CAT 3

Dual channel safety circuit maintains integrity of safety features in case of single component failure.

Easily Accessible Grace Port

Grace ports provide convenient communication access and 110V convenience outlet at the outside of the machine’s electrical cabinet.

Convenient Dual Access to the Machine

A remote operator station enables machine control on both sides of the conveyor.

Specifications

  • Speed
    • Up to 30 cases/min
  • Min. Case Size
    • 8" (L) x 8" (W) x 4" (H)
    • Extended case size ranges are possible. Contact us to discuss your application.
  • Max. Case Size
    • 24" (L) x 24" (W) x 12" (H)
    • Extended case size ranges are possible. Contact us to discuss your application.
  • Sealing
    • Hot Melt Glue
  • Changeover

    Manual, supported by HMI graphical guided instructions and changeover map, scales, pointers, and quick release handles
    45 min (estimate for trained technician)

  • Construction
    • Low Pressure Washdown
    • Mild Steel
    • Stainless Steel
  • Controls
    • Allen-Bradley CompactLogix PLC
    • PackML Compliant
    • PanelView Color HMI
  • Air Requirements 80 PSI
  • Power Requirements 460 VAC
  • Disconnect Sizes 30 Amp
  • Air Consumption

    2.046 SCF/Cycle

  • FLA (Full Load Amp) of Base Machine

    14 Amps

  • Case Support
    • Bliss Shipper

Upgrade Options

Air Condition

Air conditioning provides cooling when ambient temperature is becomes too hot or the contents of the electrical enclosure generate heat that risk failure to components.

Custom Case Range

This option allows cases outside of the machines standard capabilities to be run. Specific adjustments require engineering review to determine limitations and potential performance trade-offs such as machine speed or larger machine footprint.

Extended End Panel Magazine

The magazine extension adds additional capacity for longer continuous operation between magazine reloads. Various extension lengths are available depending on machine model.

High Capacity Stack Transfer System

The extended feed system replenishes the primary material hoppers. As it nears depletion, the conveyor is activated and a stack of die cut corrugate is deposited into the primary hopper. Body wrap stack transfer systems can double or triple overall material capacity, while H-divider stack transfer magazines can more than quadruple the standard machine capacity.

High-Capacity Adhesive Feeder

Adhesive fill systems monitor and maintain proper adhesive levels in hot melt glue system tanks. The sealed melter and auto-feed systems relieve machine operators from continuously refilling the tank.

Low Temperature Environment

Electrical enclosures located in cold and humid environments maintain better performance and longevity with the addition of this heater and drier package.

Plant Level Ethernet Connection

A Network Address Translation device allows specific Ethernet network configurations across multiple machines in the plant network and offers the ability for remote support through VPN connections.

Remote Access Router

A remote access router mounted in the electrical cabinet allows secure Internet VPN connection to a machine or system for support and control program change needs. This capability is included with every Pearson engineered system and as an option on all individual machines. Remote service access offers the potential to reduce on-site service trips. Internet connectivity is available via direct Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or cellular methods.

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BF30 2-Piece Bliss Former

The Pearson BF30 Bliss Former assembles a wide variety of sturdy shipper and display-ready, three-piece bliss box designs at rates up to 30 cases per minute. The BF30 is optimal for larger boxes.

BF30-G 3-Piece Bliss Former

The Pearson BF30 Bliss Former assembles a wide variety of sturdy shipper and display-ready, two- or three-piece bliss box designs at rates up to 30 cases per minute. This machine is optimal for larger boxes.

What is the lead time? When does it start?

Standard lead time is 17-19 weeks. Standard lead times do not account for non-standard options. These are estimates, your confirmed lead time will be provided once the project is being scheduled with project management. You may also request a specific date, which we’ll confirm before you place the order. Lead times start when the PO is accepted.

What HMI is standard?

Pearson standardizes on Allen Bradley, PanelView1000+. Our user-centric interface is built on the Rockwell platform and cannot be applied to other HMI brands.

What configuration options exist?

The above list of upgrade options only covers our most popular items intended to enhance the performance of your machine. Our configuration and customization options are extensive. To determine any necessary or desired modifications to the base machine, we review and consult with you on your individual application.

What information do I need to provide for a quote?

If a quick, high-level budgetary quote is all you need, we are happy to provide you with the base machine rate. However, the more information you provide us about your particular application, the more accurately we can quote you. It also enables us to identify potential challenges and discuss how we can overcome them. If you are interested in a detailed quote, expect our sales managers to discuss the following questions with you.

  • Case rates
  • Case Style (RSC, HSC, Bliss, FOL, etc..)
  • Case dimensions (LxWxD, Open Depth and KDW, Drawings are preferred)
  • Tape or glue closure
  • Construction type (mild steel, stainless steel, stainless with NEMA4X low-pressure washdown)
  • Environment of room where equipment will be placed – Hot, cold, wet, temp
  • Duty cycle (ie. 3 shifts per day 5 days per week)
  • Voltage requirement
  • Product inside the cases (pictures preferred)
  • Estimated full case weight
  • Wish list for upgrade options
  • Special requirements
  • Are there specifications that need to be reviewed?

What can I expect after I request a quote?

If all you need is a high-level budgetary quote, we will provide you base-level machine pricing immediately. If you are looking for a more detailed quote, we will reach out to you within 24 business hours to discuss your application and collect all the necessary information. Once we collected the information, expect a detailed quote within 2-4 business days (unless your application requires non-standard options). For a firm quote, we generally like to review a sample of your case(s)/partitions/bags. This greatly reduces the risk of missing any potential obstacles and ensures that you receive not only the most accurate quote but also a high-performing machine. If your request requires a specifications response, please allow 7-10 working days for a quote turnaround.

Why do you need case samples for a firm quote? What if I don't have any?

Case samples allow us to help you avoid unforeseen challenges, determine the need for special options or recommend a different machine model better suited for your application. In nearly 65% of all projects, case sample reviews prevent costly mistakes, inferior performance and extended lead times. Here is a small sample of unwanted problems case reviews uncovered and averted:

  • Samples did not match drawings, which drove a change to the proposal
  • Unidentified shied flaps
  • Case hand was not identified on drawings or different
  • Product fit too tight or too loose into the case
  • The case’s manufacturer’s joint location or style interfered with the product being loaded
  • Corrugate quality issues interfering with proper machine performance
  • Bag thickness/construction/size did not match the requirements
  • Flap folding sequences/glue patterns requiring special attention
  • Head space in cases requiring special options or over pack interfering with proper sealing

Although we’d like to review case samples before we provide a firm quote, we understand that this is not always possible. In that case, we will provide a quote based on the information and drawings you provided.

What are the limitations of low-pressure washdown?

Low-pressure washdown is limited to 4.3 psi at a distance of 10 feet. It does not protect against direct hard spray or the use of caustic fluids.

Not just a good product but a reliable partner

  • Expect a rugged machine design optimized for durability and long equipment life in a 24/7 environment
  • Benefit from a uniform user interface for your erecting, packing, sealing, and palletizing equipment
  • Count on comprehensive sales, aftermarket, and service support
  • Experience premier industry lead-times for faster delivery and shorter down-payment cycles
  • Optimally support a high-turnover labor force with the most advanced Human Machine Interface (HMI) in the secondary packaging industry
  • Rely on extensively trained and FANUC Certified technicians to service your equipment including FANUC robots
  • Have confidence in reliable, thought-out solutions based on 60 years of erecting, packing and sealing and 30 years of robotic integration experience
  • Depend on our team of project managers to provide ongoing visibility to meet delivery timelines and budgets
  • Always lean on us for 24/7 live service support
  • If CapEx is unavailable, but automation should not be delayed, talk to us about our Machine-as-a-Service program