A-B-C Packaging has been supplying the packaging industry since the 1940s. Case erectors, case packers, case sealers, palletizers, bulk depalletizers, partition openers, decasers. The list goes on. Check out this compact palletizer for breweries and packaging halls with either limited floor space or a small budget. Dig this A-B-C high speed partition opener/inserter with speeds up to 50 per minute. Here’s another cool example: Packagers who need to run multiple sizes and packs of bottles will appreciate the quick-change features of the Model 101 case packer that can reduce downtime up to 30 percent compared to conventional changeover practices, says the company.
A-B-C says the packer is designed with complete gripper assemblies for all pack/bottle patterns that each packager would require, eliminating the time-consuming gripper adjustment. Plus, guide rail placement is simplified with sliding and locking handles to allow quick adjustment to any new specifications. In three steps, the changeover is completed: 1) unbolt and replace the gripper assembly; 2) slide product guide rails to new settings; and 3) select the new container style at the operator control panel, which activates the proper machine actions for the new product/case handling. Sounds easy. Setup testing is virtually eliminated, further reducing changeover downtime.
What can the Model 101 handle? Glass and plastic bottles, jugs, jars and specialty shapes, as well as metal and composite cans. A-B-C Packaging is quick to note the servo-driven pick-and-place operation ensures gentle product handling to maintain container and label integrity, and containers are packed under full control from the conveyor to the shipper.
A-B-C Packaging makes a ton of other cool packaging products as well, which you can check out right over here. It’s a family-owned business that makes great secondary-packaging machinery. They build using off-the-shelf parts, so repair and replacement is pretty straightforward, and they don’t require licenses for their controllers. The company has worked with everyone from Firestone-Walker to Gordon Biersch.