BPA Racupack in Culemborg B has built up a fantastic name for itself as a producer of wrap-around and boxing solutions. The CPIII Casepacker is a modular, innovative packing machine that can handle up to 30 boxes per minute.
BPA Racupack’s success is leading to a strong growth in exports to countries where Allen Bradley control systems are the standard. This is exactly what Racupack uses SB Systems for. The machines must be delivered fully “UL Listed”, fitted with an Allen Bradley control system, servo controllers, frequency inverters, an HMI and a safety circuit. An important challenge regarding the automation were the various specific parts for the machines, each with its own mechanical design and behaviour. For example, software had to be developed for components such as the infeed unit, the stacker, the gantry, the box transport, flat remover and box tilting unit. Then there was the recipe handling, the HMI and the safety circuit. In addition, some machines were fitted with options such as automatic adjustment and an automatic lubrication system or a gluing unit. All of this together with the challenging performance requirements of the final customers.
JB Systems delivered various operationally ready casepackers, commissioned them and supplied a complete set of electrical and pneumatic diagrams. In doing so, JB Systems took on responsibility for the entire phase of software engineering, hardware engineering, testing and commissioning.