A notable example of this concept was on display at Massman Automation Designs, LLC which introduced its new compact, low-cost-of-operation HMT-Mini top only case sealer. This new sealer incorporates an innovative modular construction that allows specific features of the sealer to be changed out, enabling users to meet growing production demands by replacing modules rather than by investing in a new sealer. This modularity can also facilitate future sealer design changes and is a major factor in reducing production lead times for the HMT-Mini by 50%.
The standard HMT-Mini top-seals cases using either glue or tape at speeds to 1,500 cases/hr. An optional, more advanced sealer incorporating extended compression can seal at rates to 3,000 cases/hr. The fully-automatic sealer features robust, heavy-duty construction and speedy changeover to new case sizes, plus it’s completely enclosed. The system’s transparent enclosure offers increased visibility of the operation, and interlocked Lexan access doors on either side of the enclosure give greater access to the machinery without sacrificing safety.
The HMT-Mini seals standard cases up to 18 in. long, 16 in. wide, and 16 in. deep. The modularization of the comp, tucking and metering functions of the system enable them to be changed to allow sealing of larger cases. The sealer has a compact footprint measuring 110 in. in length and 36 in. in width. It has an infeed height of 24 in. and can include either a drop gate or metered automatic infeed.