Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc. introduces ProAdjust™, an add-on solution that automatically adjusts the changeover points of most machines. ProAdjust makes changeovers fast, accurate, and repeatable, which can improve a machine’s overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and lower costs.
Equipment such as fillers, cartoners, stamping presses, laser cutters, mixers, case packers, palletizers, or case loaders all benefit from the installment of ProAdjust.
ProAdjust is compatible with most machinery in every industry. It is a self-contained system consisting of a controller and integrated PowerPacks that provide the motion. The system is specifically designed to meet the requirements of what an auto-adjust system needs to be while being easy to implement. The system is scalable from one to hundreds of adjustment points. Wiring is plug-and-go, and no programming is required. ProAdjust uses a simple point and click touchscreen interface for one-time machine setup and features an easy setup for creating and editing ‘recipes.’
The ProAdjust integration is completed on-site and requires no middleware or manual adjustments to achieve consistent, precisely aligned, automatic adjustments of machine changeover points. This increases throughput, and eliminates the mistakes and excessive changeover time. As an example, a machine automated with ProAdjust at 14 points of adjustment resulted in a 28-minute changeover savings, recouping the cost of the ProAdjust system in just four months, says the company.
As manufacturers face increasing demand to produce more SKU’s on existing equipment, the need to both improve line efficiency and reduce changeover time is paramount. ProAdjust is designed to address the need for speed and accuracy by providing a solution that can be added onto new equipment from an OEM as a low cost option or onto older existing equipment as a field retrofit.
Schneider manufactures a complete line of robotic palletizing, case packers, tray packers, specialty cartoning systems, and integrated packaging solutions. Additionally, Schneider offers a variety of ancillary equipment such as case erectors, cartoners, conveyors, pallet dispensers, shuttle cars, automatic guided carts, and elevators that can be integrated with coding/labeling equipment, RFID / bar-code scanners, weight checking, and stretch or shrink wrapping equipment to provide a complete turnkey system solution. Some specialty markets include food, beverage, industrial, tissue, paper, personal care, pharmaceutical, and replication industries.