Gerhard Schubert GmbH now offers three preconfigured machine types: the lightline Cartonpacker, the lightline Flowpacker (shown) and the lightline Pickerline.
Customers now have the choice between preconfigured machines from the new lightline product series with defined product and packaging formats, and freely configurable machines with extensive degrees of freedom, which are tailored to individual customer requirements.
Since the new machine types are preconfigured, they can be delivered more quickly and less expensively. In the future, the time required from order receipt to commissioning by the customer should be two to three months. And, since the machines are ready for use almost immediately, customers can react extremely quickly to new market demands.
The lightline Cartonpacker takes on the role of a classic case packer when erecting, filling and closing cartons.
The lightline Pickerline is a powerful pick-and-place line for picking up and placing products in trays.
The lightline Flowpacker packs products in flowpacks in conjunction with the Pickerline.
Each machine type is based on preconfigured TLM modules. This enables Schubert to speed up the planning and assembly process. In addition, the Cartonpacker, for example, is delivered as a unit in one module, which reduces the installation requirements.
All three machines in the new series focus on essential functions, which results in even lower energy consumption and lower operating costs. The functional principles of Schubert technology and an intelligent machine control system ensure reliable operation with high system availability over the machine’s entire lifecycle.
Another advantage is that the lightline product series are suitable for smaller production volumes as well as for high-output quantities. The lightline machines are scalable, i.e., they can be adapted to individual performance requirements by simply adding further modules.
The lightline product series will be linked with the company’s new GRIPS.world digital platform in the future. Therefore, the three new lightline preconfigured lines will be equipped with the same scope of services as all other TLM packaging machines in terms of system availability (OEE) and preventive service.
Through predictive maintenance, this platform will ensure long-term investment security in a TLM system. Customers will also benefit from the integrated condition monitoring of information and data that will help them further increase their productivity.
The packaging machine manufacturer guarantees secure data transfer through its GS.Gate. This machine gateway, developed by the Schubert System Elektronik subsidiary in collaboration with genua GmbH, protects the data through a firewall that encrypts it extremely securely.