Robotic Partition Inserter

RPI20

Pearson Packaging Systems’ robotic partition inserter installs up to 20 partitions per minute. With its articulated singulation and insertion, the RPI20 delivers high reliability in a compact footprint. Line tracking and continuous motion operations make the RPI20 ideal for both, empty and loaded cases. Advanced features such as high-visibility machine status lighting, non-contact interlocks, CAT-3 Safety Circuits, an easily accessible grace port and an auxiliary operator station are standard features.

Key Features

  • Miss-Pick Prevention

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

  • Avoid Snags During Insertion

    Angling the partition prior to insertion eliminates snagging on the box reducing damage to the partition and downtime.

  • Continuous Motion

    Line tracking and continous case movement eliminates any start-stop motions during the operation, which increases throughput, reduces the risk of damaging products, and decreases wear on the machine.

  • Fast Changeover

    Fast 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. Trained technicians can complete a changeover in under 5min.

  • Ergonomic Loading Height

    Ergonomic blank load height reduces repetitive stress injuries from loading heavy stacks of partitions

  • Reliable Operation

    Robotic arm provides over 100,000 hrs MTBF minimizing maintenance while maximizing production

  • Small Footprint

    As opposed to mechanical alternatives, the use of robots significantly reduces valuable floor space.

  • Convenient Dual Access to Machine

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

  • Safety Redundancy with CAT 3

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

  • 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.

  • Easily Accessible Grace Port

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

  • Remote Access Capability

    Allows Pearson’s support team on-demand access to the equipment’s PLC and HMI through a secure VPN connection via an eWON router (ISECOM STAR and ISO27001 certified) to support emergency troubleshooting and reduce on-site visits.

Miss-Pick Prevention

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

Avoid Snags During Insertion

Angling the partition prior to insertion eliminates snagging on the box reducing damage to the partition and downtime.

Continuous Motion

Line tracking and continous case movement eliminates any start-stop motions during the operation, which increases throughput, reduces the risk of damaging products, and decreases wear on the machine.

Fast Changeover

Fast 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. Trained technicians can complete a changeover in under 5min.

Ergonomic Loading Height

Ergonomic blank load height reduces repetitive stress injuries from loading heavy stacks of partitions

Reliable Operation

Robotic arm provides over 100,000 hrs MTBF minimizing maintenance while maximizing production

Small Footprint

As opposed to mechanical alternatives, the use of robots significantly reduces valuable floor space.

Convenient Dual Access to Machine

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

Safety Redundancy with CAT 3

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

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.

Easily Accessible Grace Port

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

Remote Access Capability

Allows Pearson’s support team on-demand access to the equipment’s PLC and HMI through a secure VPN connection via an eWON router (ISECOM STAR and ISO27001 certified) to support emergency troubleshooting and reduce on-site visits.

Specifications

  • Speed
    • Up to 20 cases/min
  • Min. Case Size
    • 8" (L) x 5" (W) x 3" (H)
    • Range represents machine family. Actual ranges vary by individual model.
  • Max. Case Size
    • 16" (L) x 14" (W) x 14" (H)
    • Range represents machine family. Actual ranges vary by individual model.
  • Operation Robotic
  • Changeover

    Automatic end of arm tool change over available
    HMI graphical guided instructions
    Fast – tool-free changeover and externally accessible adjustments
    5 min (estimate for trained technician

  • Construction
    • Mild Steel
    • Stainless Steel
  • Machine Size Range (ft)
    • 11.9 (L) x 10.7 (W) x 7.5 (H)
  • Controls
    • Allen-Bradley CompactLogix PLC
    • Fanuc Robot Controller
    • PackML Compliant
    • PanelView Color HMI
  • Air Requirements 80 PSI
  • Power Requirements 460 VAC
  • Disconnect Sizes 30 Amp
  • Air Consumption

    0.75 SCF/Cycle

  • FLA (Full Load Amp) of Base Machine

    18.0 Amps

  • Case Support
    • CSSC

    • HSC

    • RSC

    • Tablock RSC

Upgrade Options

Air-Conditioner

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

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.

Robotic Tamper

Tightly fitted partitions benefit from being pushed below the top score line with a tamper to ensure proper top flap case closure.

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Robotic Partition Inserter

Pearson’s Robotic Partition Inserter loads partitions into cases to separate beverages and/or other glass or delicate items. In this application, dual robots track case location as they move through continuous motion conveyors, and share the workload as partitions are inserted into the cases.

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 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 and/or product rates per minute (CPM and/or PPM)
  • Case dimensions (Drawings are preferred)
  • Product dimensions (Drawings and/or pictures are preferred)
  • Pack pattern of the product inside the case (pictures are preferred)
  • Orientation of the product on the conveyor as it will be received by our system
  • Elevation of the infeed product conveyor
  • 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)
  • Changeovers frequency per shift
  • Inspection or labeling requirements
  • Voltage requirement
  • Estimated full case weight
  • Wish list for upgrade options
  • Special requirements
  • Are there specifications that need to be reviewed?
  • AutoCAD of area in scope (required for drawing from Pearson)

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