New Website Supports Case Packer/Erector Joint Venture

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A new Web site, http://www.versapack.co.uk, has been established to support a newly-developed compact case packing and erecting machine. Versapack is a joint venture between Quin Systems and Endoline, and is capable of handling 100 picks and 20 cases per minute.

A new Website, http://www.versapack.co.uk, has been established to support a newly-developed compact case packing and erecting machine. Versapack is a joint venture between Quin Systems and Endoline, and is capable of handling 100 picks and 20 cases per minute.

As well as product information and specifications, the new site provides technical drawings, CAD views and a 3D model of the machine. Visitors can view the packaging machine from any angle or perspective, zoom-in on areas of interest and save the model in a cross-platform format. Although Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher is required to view this eDrawings file, it can be viewed on other browsers if configured correctly.

In addition, there are links to the two companies' Web sites, and a contact form enables visitors to enquire further.

Combining Quin Systems' revolutionary RThetaâ„¢ high-speed picking head with Endoline's 220 series of case erectors, the new Versapack provides a complete, versatile end-of-line packaging solution inside a small 1800 x 1750mm footprint. It provides new options for high-speed case packing where automation has not hitherto been possible or economic.

The principle of Versapack is simple: an Endoline 220 series case erector frame is used to mount the Quin Casepacker picking head and a product feed conveyor, which results in the extremely compact footprint. Already installed in five production lines in the UK, Casepacker is proving the ideal choice for both single-player and more-demanding multi-layer applications. Its RTheta technology minimises inertia, enabling fast cycle speeds, whilst Quin's advanced motion control algorithms ensure smoother movement, resulting in less product damage, however fast the machine operates.

Versapack offers installers a flexible choice of layout options, from straight in-line, through 90-degree, to reverse case flow, with infeed module options available for rigid and flexible packs. Its versatile design allows a wide range of product types to be packed including shelf-ready packages. Applications range from roll-wrapped biscuits, through flow-wrapped wet-wipes to cartoned ready meals.

The Versapack is marketed in the UK directly by Quin and Endoline, with international sales handled through the companies' European and world-wide distribution networks.

About Quin Systems:
Headquartered in Wokingham, UK, Quin Systems Ltd. was established in 1983 with the goal of bringing expert engineering skills to the field of machine automation. The company's approach brings together the disciplines of mechanical, electronics and software to achieve powerful machine design and control system implementation.
Leadership in this technology is centred on a powerful programming language, researched and developed by Quin to bring real time reliable flexible control to machines. With the ability to dynamically link and unlink many motor axes together via software lineshaft, flexible cam, index and triggers, Quin's programming architecture not only provides a powerful distributed control system, but also provides powerful remote diagnostics and interfaces to factory data systems. As well as technology and products, the company has a strong track record in application engineering, offering support that extends throughout the life of a customer's machine. Quin also works with selected manufacturers of complementary products to provide a wide range of engineering services for the automation industry. These include LinMot linear motors, and HMI display panels as well as SBC motors and drives.

About Endoline:
Endoline Machinery Ltd is the UK's leading manufacturer of end-of-line packaging machines, from semi-automatic case sealers, case erectors, case packers, packing stations and conveyor systems to fully automated packaging lines. Endoline specialises in the automation of packaging for standard cases, trays, crates and shelf-ready cases (SRP) for products including snacks, confectionery, ready-meals, healthcare, pharmaceutical and consumer goods.

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