German packaging company Gerhard Schubert unveiled its new TLM top loading packaging machine system to visitors at Interpack 2002 in Dusseldorf, Germany, this week.
The company boasted in a statement that it expects that the TLM systems will initiate a surge of changes within the packaging machine industry.
TLM packaging machines are an enhancement to the SMB modular system and Schubert claims that they are space-saving in design and user friendly because all functions are now more accessible. TLMs, manufactured on a production line, are flexible, universally deployable, fully electronically controlled machines.
Innovations hidden inside the machines included the vacuum transport "rake" and the design of the box transporting unit, as well as the CNC-controlled carton erecting unit that can be adjusted to suit all standard carton sizes and material.
The control system contains and optical bus and a personal computer for the operating system. The number of mechanical functions was decreased by locating as many of them as possible into the control software.