Why Lan Handling?
- Highest capacity + gentle handling + smallest footprint
- Gripper design for all packaging types
- Loading crates and boxes
- Solution for all market segments
- Handling of bags, bins, stretch or flow-wrapped products
Why Lan Handling?
Lan’s modular palletising system is easy to adapt to your requirements.
For example: starting with a simple low-cost layout with pallets on the floor, our systems can be expanded into a fully automated palletising solution with a pallet magazine, conveyors and wrapping or strapping system. New product or layer pattern in mind? No problem. Your investment remains guaranteed. Our palletising robots can easily be reconfigured or relocated as your production line changes. Lan’s palletising system perfectly integrates with crate stackers and de-stackers, including bale arm folding for nested crates.
Your user-friendly and fast system for accurate crate and box loading
Product handling in the food industry? Like meat, fish, poultry, ready meals or fresh produce?
Then you can’t do without LAN’s high capacity pick and place systems. A flexible industrial robot is the centre of our case packer. They finetuned the robot arm for each pack format to optimise speed and careful positioning within crates, boxes or other secondary packaging. Product changeover? You fix it quickly and automatically by simple program selection from the user-friendly operator HMI.
Depending on your type of product, we use vacuum or mechanical grippers in the robot tool. The vacuum solution is used for typical retail packaging, such as skin packaging, top sealed trays, flow-wrapped and stretch-wrapped packaging. We handle vertical plastic fill and seal bags (VFFS), nets, bags for fresh food with mechanical grippers.
The folding crate is gaining ground in the fruit and vegetable market. The reason is the considerable savings in terms of transport and space.
The de-stacking and unfolding of these crates can easily require a handful of employees per shift. In a market where personnel is already scarce, it’s about putting employees in positions where they can add the most value to your process.
That is why LAN designed the crate erector. With this compact machine, the production capacity is maintained and a lot of man-hours are saved.
Additional options that highlight versatility
We integrate crate erectors in existing lines, as well as in completely new transport/handling areas in a production hall. In the latter case, Lan Handling automates, for example, the pallet handling towards the crate erector and the transport of the empty unfolded crates to case packers. In these cases, the crate erector can be equipped with a pallet pusher.
From an infeed position, the stacks of folded crates are automatically pushed into the machine. In addition, customers can opt for a control system. In that case, sensors check when a folding crate no longer unfolds optimally, for example, due to wear or breakage, after which it is automatically removed from the process. The crate erector can also be used for automatic de-stacking of boxes. The only difference is that the folding function is then switched off.
Do you use reusable supermarket crates? Or crates for internal transport?
Then our heavy-duty stainless steel crate destacker and stacker are perfect for you. High capacity of 30 units per minute is possible. The speed depends on the weight and height of your crates or boxes. We have a solution for everything. What’s holding you back? Do away with heavy work, back problems and pinched fingers. And speed up your process!
First, we destack your crates or boxes and present them to a robotic system. Then your products are formed for pick-up by the robot and loaded into the box or crate by a pick & place system. After loading, filled crates or boxes are stacked and fully automatically palletised.