Collators and Loaders 

Linkx wide range of high-speed feed line machines are collectively known as Carton Collators and Loaders, suitable for any application each machine can be stand alone or integrated into your production line.

Our range of Collators and Loaders includes robotic collators and loaders, horizontal and vertical starwheel orientation systems, race track uprighters, feed and turn scroll systems and lane diverters.

Smart software and factory automation maximises production while reducing costly downtime and repurposes labour.

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Robot Collators and Loaders

Our Robot Collators and Loaders allow you to automatically pack product into pre-erected, lined or unlined corrugated trays or cases. With a robotic palletiser your product can be stacked in any orientation, within your container, allowing for fully automated shelf-ready packing and reduced supply chain costs.

Due to the continuous motion of robot collators and loaders there is no need for an operator, reducing labour and maintenance costs as well as health hazards. The user interface is friendly allowing for quick and repeatable size changes.

The Linkx Systems Robotic Carton Loaders are fully adjustable and upgradable. KUKA’s precise, 6 axis servo-controlled automatic tool change over and interchangeable tooling, gives the robotic machine flexibility, over the original tray/case packer, to handle multiple product sizes. The adjustable pick and place tools allow for accurate product placement every time. Our robot collators and loaders have a compact footprint allowing for an efficient usage of floor space.

Robot Collator Loader

STANDARD TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Speed: Up to 200 CPM (dependant on product and product format)
  • Concept: Multiple sizes
  • Robot: KUKA robot to suit application
  • Operating height: 900mm nominal
  • Sample Power Consumption: 11.5Kw, 24.5A/Ph, 440V, 3 Phase, N & E
  • Air Supply: Dependant on pickhead type
  • Net Weight: Dependant on robot type
  • Specific Components: Rockwell Controls, SMC Pneumatics
  • Colour: RAL 9007 Grey (except for robot)

PACK TYPE

  • Cases or Trays

Horizontal Starwheel Collator

STANDARD TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 

  • Speed: Up to 300 CPM (dependant on product and product format)
  • Concept: Multiple size
  • Infeed Height: To suit
  • Outfeed height: 900mm nominal
  • Sample Power Consumption: 3.24Kw, 14.09A/Ph, 440V, 3 Phase, N & E
  • Net Weight: 550Kg
  • Specific Components: Rockwell Controls
  • Colour: RAL 9007 Grey

PACK TYPE

  • Carton Styles: End load or Top load, Glued
  • Materials: Carton board or Corrugated
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Vertical Starwheel Collator

STANDARD TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Speed: Up to 300 CPM(dependant on product and product format )
  • Concept: Multiple size
  • Infeed Height: To suit
  • Outfeed height: 900mm nominal
  • Sample Power Consumption: 3.24Kw, 14.09A/Ph, 440V, 3 Phase, N & E
  • Net Weight: 550Kg
  • Specific Components: Rockwell Controls
  • Colour: RAL 9007 Grey

PACK TYPE

  • Carton Styles: End load or Top load, Glued
  • Materials: Carton board or Corrugated, Bottles

Uprighter Collator

STANDARD TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Speed: Up to 300 CPM (dependant on product and product format)
  • Concept: Multiple size
  • Infeed Height: To suit
  • Outfeed height: 900mm nominal
  • Sample Power Consumption: 3.24Kw, 14.09A/Ph, 440V, 3 Phase, N & E
  • Net Weight: 550Kg
  • Specific Components: Rockwell Controls
  • Colour: RAL 9007 Grey

PACK TYPE

  • Cartons 
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Stacker Collator

CL240SCU STANDARD TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Speed: Up to 200 CPM (dependant on product and product format)
  • Concept: Multiple size
  • Infeed height: 1020mm
  • Outfeed height: 800-900mm nominal
  • Sample Power Consumption: 3.24Kw, 14.09A/Ph, 440V, 3 Phase, N & E
  • Air Supply: Up to 8 cfm @ 80 psi (6 bar)
  • Net Weight: 550Kg
  • Specific Components: Rockwell Controls, SMC Pneumatics
  • Colour: RAL 9007 Grey

PACK TYPE

  • Carton or Sachets 

Scroll Turner

STANDARD TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 

  • Speed: Up to 200 CPM (dependant on product and product format)
  • Concept: Single size bottles (ovaloids or rounds)
  • Outfeed height: 900mm nominal
  • Sample Power Consumption: 3.24Kw, 14.09A/Ph, 440V, 3 Phase, N & E
  • Net Weight: 550Kg
  • Specific Components: Rockwell Controls, SMC Pneumatics
  • Colour: RAL 9007 Grey

PACK TYPE

  • Glass or Plastic Containers 
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Lane Diverter

STANDARD TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 

  • Speed: Up to 200 CPM (dependant on product and product format)
  • Concept: Multiple size
  • Outfeed height: 900mm nominal
  • Air Supply: Up to 16.8 cfm @ 80 psi (6 bar)
  • Net Weight: 550Kg
  • Specific Components: Rockwell Controls, SMC Pneumatics
  • Colour: RAL 9007 Grey

PACK TYPE

  • Bottles, Cans, Jars etc. Materials: Plastic, Composite, Glass

RANGE OPTIONS 

  • Inline and right angle discharge
  • Changepart scrolls
  • Conveyors
  • Shrink Wrapping
  • Automatic or Robotic Case/Carton loading and closing

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Features and Benefits

  • Compact design for small footprint production environments
  • Low cost, high specification modular construction for future upgrades and specification changes
  • High reliability components from Rockwell / Siemens / Kuka partnership
  • Simple and quick size change facility for faster set up times
  • Simple, clear controls for ease of operator use and reduced downtime
  • Clear guard panels for ease of production monitoring and safety
  • 270° discharge choice
  • Ethernet connectivity for remote support

Standard Technical Specification

  • Machine Speed: Up to 25 trays per minute
  • Servo or Pneumatic Actuation
  • Large capacity board magazine options
  • HMI panel with touch screen for ‘recipe information system’
  • Table Top design
  • Discharge conveyer
  • Fully compatible with automatic tray loader

Options

  • Vertical or horizontal card magazine
  • Rockwell / Siemens Controls
  • Nordson / Preo or Mellor Hot melt glue system or Crash lock system for hand erect trays
  • Inline and right angle discharge
  • Change part or adjustable forming tools
  • On demand multiple size tray forming
  • Conveyors
  • Automatic tray and carton Loading
  • Robotic tray and carton erecting and loading

Board Specification

  • Tray Styles: Low Walled, High Walled, Shelf Ready, 90 degree corners and mitred tray corners, pizza style cartons, crash lock
  • Materials: Fibre board and fluted corrugate
  • Fefco Styles: Typically 0300, 0301, 0415 and 0420 but the system can be adapted to suit most 03 and 04 fefco style ranges

Call us on: 01502 713 777