These optional pieces of equipment can be integrated with both the Pad-O-Matic 360W  and the Pad-O-Matic 300MAP.

Tray Loading Conveyor 3

TRAY LOADING CONVEYOR 3: A freestanding conveyor that docks to the infeed section of the Pad-O-Matic 360W, is supplied power and air from the Pad-O-Matic 360W, and feeds stacks of trays placed on the conveyor into a modified denester on the Pad-O-Matic 360W. The Tray Loading Conveyor has its own PLC and variable frequency motor control. The Tray Loading Conveyor allows the padding operation to be run with only one additional person.

Tray Loading Conveyor 5

TRAY LOADING CONVEYOR 5: A free standing loading conveyor system attaching to the Pad-O-Matic 360W to feed stacks of styrene foam packaging trays into the denester magazine of the Pad-O-Matic 360W. The Tray Loading Conveyor was designed to allow the person supplying trays to the denester of the Pad-O-Matic 360W to stage a number of stacks of trays on the belt of the tray loading conveyor, eliminating the need to constantly feed the denester magazine, allowing time for other tasks. The belt of the tray loading conveyor is 36 inches from the floor, providing a means of supplying the padding machine without repetitive lifting.

REGISTERED PAD CUT: A photo eye registration and servo system control to register the pad cut to enable the machine to run Sealed Air “PAD-LOK” and “DRI-LOC” and Paper Pak Products “ULTRA ZAP” material.

CAMERA PAD VERIFICATION AND TRAY REJECT SYSTEM: A machine mounted camera and light system to verify the presence and position of the pad in the tray to presettable parameters. A tray without a pad, or a pad out of the predesignated position limits is automatically ejected from the product stream. There must be 3/8� between the edge of the pad (of the pouch for pouch pads) and the edge of the tray for the camera system to measure pad or pouch length and skew. For black trays, the 3/8� is from the pad, not the pouch.

SERVO COUNT SEPARATOR: A servomotor driven count separator mounted above the discharge of the stacking conveyor. A belt on each side of the stacking conveyor, driven by the padding machine drive, accumulates increments of trays. The servomotor driven count separator advances each increment of trays into a magazine on the packaging table. When the total sleeve count is reached, the trays are advanced in the magazine on the packaging table to allow the operator to slide the sleeve of trays into the sleeve bag without having to locate a count mark on the trays.

BOTTOM LABELER: A servo driven label machine mounted in an extension of the padding machine to apply labels to the bottom of the trays on the flight conveyor. The labeler is mounted to apply the pads on the tray centerline with limited side to side adjustment provided by a handwheel adjustment. The machine direction placement is adjusted via the operator touch-screen. The label machine is easily removed from the padding machine for maintenance or repair. Minimum label size 1 inch wide X 2 inches long, maximum label size 2 inches wide X 4 inches long.

PAD MATERIAL ROLL HOIST: A machine mounted electric hoist on a jib boom mounted to the machine. The hoist allows the operator to insert a hook into the pad material roll core with the material on a pallet, and lift the material and push the material onto the pad material spindle on the Pad-O-Matic without any lifting. The hoist is designed to lift 200 pounds maximum weight. The operator controls the hoist by a hand held wireless remote control.

DUST COLLECTOR SYSTEM: A vacuum dust collector system to draw the pad dust away from the area of the pad feed rolls and the pad cut off mechanism.

AUTO ROLL START: A system to detect the end of a roll of pad stock, and automatically start the new roll. The operator places the beginning of the new roll of pad material into the auto roll start. The auto roll start feeds the material forward into the proper position, and waits for the running roll to run out. The auto roll start forwards the new material into the pad feed rolls. When running pouch type pads with the registered cut option, a roll change can be made at production speed with no trays missing pads. With ply type pads, one tray will have a partial pad.

UV INK COUNT MARKER SYSTEM: A system to provide a spot of ink on the count tray that is visible only under UV light. The system consists of a four quart capacity stainless steel pressure vessel, a solenoid valve for control of the atomizing air, a solenoid valve for control of the ink, a strainer for the liquid line, a stainless steel air atomizing spray nozzle, and a UV lamp system mounted over the packaging table to fluoresce the ink and provide a highly visible count mark.

DUAL BAG HOLDERS: Dual bag holders, pneumatic bag opening devices, and guides to allow packing from both sides of the packaging table.

AUTOMATIC SLEEVING: A tray sleeving attachment that replaces the packaging table of the Pad-O-Matic. This option requires the servo count separator option. The product is accumulated in a magazine downstream from the stacking conveyor by a drive belt attachment to the stacking conveyor. A servo driven pusher moves the trays from the magazine into the sleever, where a sleeve is formed from C-fold poly around the product, and sealed on the side and both ends. It is recommended that the camera inspection option be ordered with the sleever, as the hand packaging provided a final visual inspection of the product before packaging.

REMOTE ACCESS: Secure remote access via PC Anywhere to allow Design Service technical support to access the machine control via internet connection to provide diagnosis of problems or to update operating code. Customer is responsible for connection from Ethernet hub to the internet. Inquire about modem to modem connection.