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Edson unveils robotic system for towel and tissue industry

Edson has unveiled a new robotic top-load case packer aimed at small to midsized companies that manufacture a variety of SKUs within the away-from-home towel and tissue industry.

Edson’s new 4000TL-Robotic will be debuting the new 4000TL-Robotic on March 16-18 in booth D10 at Tissue World Miami.

The 4000TL-Robotic is a cost-effective machine that uses a Fanuc M-710iC/50 FP robot to provide a flexible top-load case packer with different end-of-arm tool options to efficiently handle specific applications.

The machine can handle a wide range of products in a variety of pack patterns, primarily HSC cases up to 12 picks per minute.

The 4000TL-Robotic is a great solution for contract packers and specialty product makers of rolled tissue, away-from-home, facial tissue, hand towels, folded napkins, diapers and incontinence products, feminine care and other related paper products.

The 4000TL-Robotic comes with a 10” Allen-Bradley color touch screen HMI for simple operator-friendly interface.

It achieves changeovers in less than 15 minutes to minimize downtime, and sturdy tube framing with automotive finishing to ensure the 4000TL-Robotic provides a long service life.

An optional auto-adjust end-of-arm tool is also available, further minimizing changeover times. The robotic arm will also automatically adjust to the correct end-of-arm tool dependent on the application and product if there are multiple options.

Another advantage the 4000TL-Robotic brings to customers is a compact footprint, occupying a similar floor space as hand-pack operations. The machine is also designed to be easily integrated into packaging lines with other end-of-line equipment.

Features and benefits of the new 4000TL-Robotic include:

  • Compact footprint for applications with limited space
  • Ergonomic-designed with easy access to clean and maintain the machine
  • External sealing options
  • Low maintenance with robotic features
  • Multiple roll layer pack patterns available
  • Case length: up to 30”; case width: up to 18”; case height: up to 18” including flaps
  • Case dimensions
  • 8” minimum height
  • 14.5” maximum height
  • 10” minimum length
  • 30” maximum length
  • 10” minimum width
  • 18” maximum width

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