Flexible Case Packer Makes Packaging Easy

June 2, 2006
STANDARD-KNAPP OFFERS VERSATRON APT CASE PACKER FOR HANDLING NON-ROUND CONTAINERS AND REVERSE TAPER BOTTLES Portland, CT—Standard-Knapp, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of innovative packaging machinery, introduces the Versatron Active Product Transport (APT) case packer for packaging applications in a variety of industries, such as spirits and wine, food, household chemical, personal care, and automotive. Especially designed for high-speed packing of non-round containers, the Versatron APT excels at packing reverse tapered, locking shape, and personal-care containers, trigger and unstable bottles, flasks and other containers that are traditionally difficult to handle. Powered by a high-speed servo motor, the Versatron’s state-of-the-art APT technology pulls products into the packing area, eliminating line pressure and avoiding jams in the packaging process. The machine is equipped with a unique beaded lane guide to eliminate friction as containers are carried along the conveyor belt, which helps to avoid any locking or shingling. Additionally, the Versatron APT’s sensors detect the number of bottles to guarantee that each case is packed properly. Unlike many traditional case packers, which simply drop containers into their respective packaging, the Versatron APT Case Packer gently “catches” each container to ensure that each package is filled without damage. This unique “soft catch” feature allows for maximum productivity and reduction in machine downtime. Providing a robust, low-maintenance packing solution, the APT is ideal for containers ranging from 4 oz. to 128 oz. and a variety of case types including corrugated, HSC, RSC, tablock, tray, bliss case, partitions, basket carrier, and plastic. Available in non-indexing and indexing case feed, the Versatron APT Case Packer runs at speeds up to 75 CPM, with a maximum of 8 lanes operating simultaneously. Standard-Knapp offers 24 hour customer service assistance as well as extensive machine training programs for the Versatron APT Case Packer. About Standard-Knapp Standard-Knapp is the leading manufacturer of innovative packing machinery for a variety of industries including beverage, food, household chemicals, personal care, and automotive. A pioneer in the field of automatic packaging equipment, Standard-Knapp provides robust, efficient packaging solutions such as tray packers, tray loading machines, case packers, shrink wrappers, and bottle packers. With over 100 years of experience, Standard-Knapp continues its tradition of “making packing easy.”