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Case Erector

RRCE

Pearson’s Random Robotic Random Case Erector (RRCE) enables reliable forming of up to six case sizes at speeds of up to 15 cases per minute in a single cell. The RRCE eliminates the need for multiple erectors saving valuable floor space or costly changeover time. Advanced features such as non-contact interlocks, CAT-3 Safety Circuits and an easily accessible grace port are standard on the cell.

Key Features

  • Random Case Selection

    Easily-programmable pick sequence based on priority and quantity selections

  • Miss-Pick Prevention

    The knockdown pick-off uses an articulated motion to peel blanks off the magazine reducing required pull force to avoid miss-picks.

  • Reliable Opening of Knockdowns

    A dual opposed vacuum force reliably opens the knockdown by grasping the case from both sides simultaneously to prepare the case forming.

  • Consistently Square Cases

    Synchronized dual chain drive transports case through closing and sealing section ensuring completed cases are square as they exit the machine.

  • Flexible Addition of Magazines

    Up to three dual stacked powered magazines support ergonomic restocking without disrupting production

  • Zero Minute Changeover

    Multiple magazines and random picking eliminate the need for changeovers.

  • Highly Reliable Non-Contact Interlocks

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

  • 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.

Random Case Selection

Easily-programmable pick sequence based on priority and quantity selections

Miss-Pick Prevention

The knockdown pick-off uses an articulated motion to peel blanks off the magazine reducing required pull force to avoid miss-picks.

Reliable Opening of Knockdowns

A dual opposed vacuum force reliably opens the knockdown by grasping the case from both sides simultaneously to prepare the case forming.

Consistently Square Cases

Synchronized dual chain drive transports case through closing and sealing section ensuring completed cases are square as they exit the machine.

Flexible Addition of Magazines

Up to three dual stacked powered magazines support ergonomic restocking without disrupting production

Zero Minute Changeover

Multiple magazines and random picking eliminate the need for changeovers.

Highly Reliable Non-Contact Interlocks

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

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
    • 9 to 15 cases/min
    • depending on case size and installed options
  • Min. Case Size
    • 8" (L) x 5.5" (W) x 3" (H)
    • Extended case size ranges are possible. Contact us to discuss your application.
  • Max. Case Size
    • 24" (L) x 16" (W) x 18.5" (H)
    • Extended case size ranges are possible. Contact us to discuss your application.
  • Sealing
    • Tape
  • Operation Robotic
  • Changeover

    Zero Minute Changeover, the operation does not require changeover

  • Construction
    • Mild Steel
  • Machine Size Range (ft)
    • 22 (L) x 15 (W) x 11 (H)
  • Controls
    • Allen-Bradley CompactLogix PLC
    • PackML Compliant
    • PanelView Color HMI
  • Air Requirements 80 PSI
  • Power Requirements 460 VAC
  • Disconnect Sizes 30 Amp
  • Air Consumption

    0.767 SCF/Cycle

  • FLA (Full Load Amp) of Base Machine

    15.2 Amps

  • Case Support
    • HSC

    • RSC

Upgrade Options

Additional Dekka 23 Tape Head

Additional Dekka 23 Soft Touch Tape Head. Tape Sensing and Tape Assist are offered separately.

Lighted E-Stop

Emergency stop light flashes when the button is depressed and both e-stops are lighted. Light only flashes on the e-stop that is depressed.

Tape Sensing

Sensors detect fail-to apply, fail-to-cut and low tape situation.

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Random Robotic Case Erector – Multi-Magazine

This robotic case erector is flexible enough to accommodate multiple case sizes within a minimal footprint, randomly selecting the right case. Ergonomic magazines can be reloaded without halting production.

Do I need to determine case hand? How do I determine case hand?

Yes. The case hand type determines the closing and sealing set up. At this time, all magazines must be supplied with cases of the same hand. You can easily determine case hand by standing in front of your corrugate knockdown (flat unopened case) with the bottom flap pointing downwards. The larger side of the case now determines the hand as seen in the illustration. Case hand generally determines machine hand. However, since the industry does not use the machine hand terminology consistently, Pearson only asks for case hand. From there we will determine the correct machine configuration for you.

Case Hand Diagram

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.

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