Macron stainless steel linear actuators are deployed in a pick and place system inside bacon packaging equipment. All bearings, seals, belt materials, design and construction are in compliance with FDA and USDA processes for wash-down rating.
A large dairy products packaging company required rapid vertical axis travel in their case packaging and bottling lines automation. Product was being moved over long spans between multi-level conveyor systems. Case packaging operations required a fast pace and long Z axis stroke to move product. End effectors are often large and heavy which can introduce a pendulum effect. Macron application engineers suggested using a MacBUILT Dual X / Dual Z configuration consisting of MSA-14 heavy duty actuators.
In this video, two MacBUILT dual independent belt drive units were piggybacked to provide actuation of 4 independently controlled carts. The carts were specifically modified for the application. This system was for a bottling line packaging operation where bottles were transferred and separated during the transfer process to provide programmable spacing or gap between products.