When Romaco designed their Promatic PCI 915 intermittent motion cartoner, they sought to eliminate as much vibration and noise as possible.
As Romaco’s Marco Mandriol explained on the show floor, the company wanted to really emphasize the ergonomic features of the machine. “The machine must be safe and the operator must feel that it’s safe,” he said. “What I don’t want is an operator going home after eight hours with a headache.” And when operators feel ownership of a machine, they’re more apt to take care of it, making it last longer.
The machine has a small footprint, and cartons are loaded at 1.2 meters high, meaning that most operators will not have to lift cartons over their shoulders to reload. Mandriol also noted that the machine does not use lubricants for cleaner operation (oils can mix with dust from cartons to produce a sort of sludge.)
Mandriol said the machine’s vibrations are so low that he can balance a coin on it while it’s operating. We put his claim to the test and found that a two-euro coin indeed balanced (in the video, the coin is sitting on top of the cartoner, just right of center.)