Case packing

IMA packing and end-of-line

PPS supplies a number of different packing and end-of-line equipment from IMA .

Packing and end-of-line equipment covers horizontal and vertical cartoners, case packers, shrink wrapping machines, stretch-banding machines, and palletizers, including integrated systems and tailored solutions. PPS also offers all round labeling solutions, including automatic label applicator, that labels in a safe and secure manner.

Moreover, we offer customized and/or automation solutions matched to individual customer requirements. Please contact us for more information.

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IMA TRIT-ONE Robotised Cartoning Solution

IMA is changing the approach to healthcare with their innovative cartoning solution. The next step in the fight to cure rare and aggressive diseases is to develop high-efficiency drugs based on individual patients’ DNA.

The robotised cartoning solution is designed to handle any kind of product (blisters, syringes, sachets, etc) and has a 1-product-batch option. Moreover, TRIT-ONE offers product traceability and validation of the entire packaging process.

  • 1-product-batch option
  • Gentle, precise product handling
  • Huge carton configuration flexibility

IMA AF60 Over wrapping machine

Latest-generation, servo driven, technological solutions make the AF60 a premium over wrapper for collated material, easy-to-operate and able to process cartons at very high speeds despite its remarkably compact footprint.

Ideal for pharma items, equipped with a high-speed stacking unit capable of stacking up to 225 layers/min., the AF60 can also be set up with a carton tilting unit (AF60AM) capable of standing on edge as many as 400 cartons/min.

Production speeds reaching 60 cycles/min. make it an ideal partner for any high-speed packaging line for cartons. Maximum accessibility to all components is possible due to the balcony design, so that cleaning and maintenance are facilitated.

The machine’s main standard features include a scissor knife, film transport by pincers, transversal edge-sealing, driven movement of bottom and lateral film folders, and reciprocating lateral sealing plates.

  • Tool-free size changeover in just 5 minutes with digital indicators to assist with adjustments.
  • Suitable for Track and Trace purposes.
  • Ergonomic design with shaft featuring quick expansion lock device for rapid film reel change.
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IMA A100 Over wrapping machine

Designed and built to automatically wrap cartons, trays, bundles and other parallelepiped products, the A100 uses cellophane, PVC, PP and all reel-fed, heat-sealable film types, and with its entirely mechanical movements, enjoys minimal need for maintenance.

The IMA A100 is an automatic, high-performance over wrapper which implements an innovative film transport system designed to cope with difficult and thin films.

Further to its consolidated reliability, the A100 offers excellent accessibility and simple changeover procedures to save time and increase productivity. Running at 100 cycles/min., the A100 can benefit from a host of optional groups to respond to specific needs and enhance performance.

  • Several different lateral sealing units.
  • Film unwinding by means of driven drums to move film under guillotine knife.
  • Fully servo driven machine.

IMA HYWRAP20 High speed overwrapping machine

Designed to maximize efficiency for high-speed productivity and excellent packaging. The new high speed overwrapping machine ensures ease of use and total access to all machine operations running film and paper.

High-speed complete wrapping machine for single or bundled products, the IMA HYWRAP20 has been conceived as a hybrid solution capable of switching from film to paper without size changeover. Its compact footprint and cantilever structure allow for accessibility and ease of maintenance. Servo motors are all placed on the back of the machine.

All movements are electronically driven by their own specific brushless motor for accurate performance at high speed. The size changeover can be carried out in less than 10 minutes with few adjustments.

  • Fully servo-driven to reach a speed of 130 cycles/min.
  • Upper driven belt on the infeed for product positive transport at high speeds.
  • Wrapping with thermo-sealable film (OPP, BOPP, etc.), paper, recyclable and compostable films.

IMA MS560 Stretch banding and shrink wrapping machine

Designed to bundle bottles or cartoned bottles and shrink wrap them with PE film in the extremely compact T600 tunnel, the MS560 ensures time-saving efficiency, ergonomics, ease-of-use and top quality execution.

Built ergonomically and with maximum accessibility to facilitate cleaning procedures and maintenance, the MS560 ensures smooth, accurate product handling at speeds of up to 40 cycles/min thanks to servo-driven technology.

Reel change times can be totally eliminated with an optional automatic film splicing device, putting the accent on efficiency as well as accuracy.

  • Tool-free size changeover in just 5 minutes with digital indicators to assist with adjustments.
  • Reel spindles featuring pneumatic quick release to minimize the downtime for reel replacement.
  • As standard on the T600 tunnel: transparent window and internal lighting to inspect the inside of the heat chamber.

IMA MS260 SERIES Stretch banding and shrink wrapping

Designed to offer high speed production, simple operation and a compact footprint, the MS260 comes in different versions according to specific needs. High speed stacking, carton tilting and a shrink tunnel can be integrated into this high-performance unit.

Very clean balcony-type construction with maximum accessibility to all main parts to facilitate maintenance and cleaning operations. The MS260 stretch banding and shrink wrapping machine has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of a market where demand is growing more and more for extremely compact, easy-to-operate, high production speed machines. The machine can be equipped with a high speed stacking unit (MS260A) or with a carton tilting unit (MS260AM) capable of standing on edge as many as 400 cartons per minute.

  • Balcony-type design to enable maximum accessibility to machine parts for easy cleaning and maintenance.
  • Equipped with an electronic stacking unit, for high speed applications.
  • Possibility of pre-stacking device enabling to absorb and stack high speed incoming cartons at low stacking cycle. Capability to absorb up to 500 cpm (in line with high speed machines).

IMA MS280 SERIES Stretch banding and shrink wrapping machine

Built to match the performance of high-speed production lines, the MS280 attains impressive speeds thanks to its refined servo driven technology. Cartons are stacked in multiple layers and when handling bottled items, these are collected in several rows.

Able to bundle and wrap products at speeds of up to 100 bundles/min, this solution is ideal as part of a high-performance production line.

Equipped with a pick and place unit which stacks cartons in several layers, the MS280 also collects bottles in rows before shrink wrapping in the integrated shrink tunnel. Fitted with a new electronic sealing system, tight film wrapping is ensured for improved product protection.


IMA CP18/CP28 Side loading case packing machine

Side loading case packers suited to packaging individual or bundled cartons into pre-glued RS cases. They are compact, accessible and enable simple, tool-free size changeover.

Ideal for packaging products such as pharmaceutical items, the machine is suitable for different production needs.  Equipped with a horizontal case magazine for easy loading, the machine keeps the case erect during product insertion with the aid of suction cups fitted to the pick-up and forced opening arms. All the parts of the machine can be reached from the operator’s side without having to walk to the opposite side to reach the carton stacking unit.

The machine can be fitted with the following optional groups and features: case overturning, product tracking and camera detection devices, integrated labellers and markers, and can also be fully servo-driven.

The CP Series is available in 2 different versions:

  • CP18: extremely compact footprint
  • CP28: able to absorb high incoming speeds thanks to the pre-stacking unit

IMA CPH2 Side loading case packing machine

Medium speed case packer designed to handle the widest range of products and materials used in pharmaceutical, personal care and food industries. Fully automatic side loading case packer designed to satisfy all of your current and future case packing requirements.

The machine has been built to maximize efficiency and ease of use in an ever increasingly demanding workplace, to guarantee complete line clearance and to ensure total access to all modules.

The CPH2 is designed to ensure total control throughout all stages of the serialization process.

  • Easy cases loading due to the 830 mm high ergonomic case magazine.
  • Built to guarantee complete line clearance.
  • Designed to ensure total access to all machine modules.

IMA CP38 Side loading case packing machine

Specifically designed to handle loose or bundled cartons, the CP38 is a high-speed, side-loading case packer benefiting from operator-friendly cantilever design ensuring complete accessibility and easy cleaning.

The only case packer on the market where all the parts of the machine can be reached from the operator’s side without having to walk to the opposite side to reach the carton stacking unit, the CP38 is ideal for handling a wide range of products.

Using servo technology for extremely smooth product handling, the CP38 packs up to 30 cases/min and has a compact footprint. During loading, the case is positively erected and held in position on 2 sides enabling effective use of lower-quality corrugated cardboard.

  • Tool-free size changeover assisted by large, easy-to-use HMI, for increased speed and simplicity.
  • Cases can be closed with adhesive tape or hot-melt glue.
  • Full-size transparent panels interlocked with safety switches in order to ensure operator safety, compliant with European Standards.

IMA CP50 Side loading case packing machine

The CP50 is a high speed side loading case packing machine specifically designed to handle small dimensioned cases at high speed, benefiting from operator-friendly cantilever design ensuring complete accessibility and easy cleaning.

All the parts on CP50  can be reached from the operator’s side without having to walk to the opposite side to reach carton stacking unit area. In order to be as “operator friendly” as possible the case erecting mechanism of this machine has been designed to ensure extremely low positioning of the horizontal case magazine. This guarantees long autonomy.

As dictated by the most modern requirements of technology, the CP50 is entirely driven by servo-motors which means dedicated strokes and motions for each specific application. Servo technology and innovative solutions allow the machine to achieve a very high speed (up to 50 cases/min.) with smooth product handling and compact footprint.

  • Size changeover without use of tools, as optional.
  • Case labeling and label verification as optional.
  • Case rejection at discharge as optional.

IMA CPV15 Top loading case packing machine

A medium-output, top loading case packer for loose or bundled products, the CPV15 has been conceived to assure maximum ergonomics for operating staff and guarantee smooth handling even for unusually shaped products thanks to servo technology.

In order to be as operator-friendly as possible, the case erecting mechanism is designed to ensure low positioning of the horizontal case magazine, which also ensures increased autonomy. Machine parts can be reached without operators needing to move from one side of the machine to the other.

The infeed system is equipped with worm screws (for loose products) for the correct orientation of the containers and a comb which moves sideways to collate the products.

  • Cantilever design enables great accessibility and easy cleaning.
  • Cases positively erected and moved to the closing section by a set of reciprocating lugs.
  • Cases can be closed with adhesive tape or with hot-melt glue.

IMA CPV20 Top loading case packing machine

A modular top loading case packer for loose or bundled products, the CPV20 has been designed to offer unrivaled flexibility. Working at medium-high speed, it can easily incorporate special modules for specific requirements.

Attention to ergonomics and undeniable flexibility are the primary characteristics of this case packer. A top-rate solution for the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic industries, the CPV20 handles a variety of bottle shapes, cartons and bags and is suited to the integration of Track & Trace systems, ensuring maximum accuracy and control. Up to 20 cases/minute can be processed, offering excellent productivity.

Great emphasis has been given to the machine accessibility, easy cleaning and ergonomic position of all its components. In order to be as “operator friendly” as possible the case erecting mechanism is designed to ensure a low positioning of the horizontal case magazine which also gives greater autonomy.

  • Specific infeed systems to handle a wide variety of product shapes: bundled or loose bottles and single cartons.
  • Modular design for the integration of special modules for different requirements: booklet feeder, inspection cameras.
  • Cantilever design for complete accessibility and easy cleaning. Ergonomic position of all components.

IMA MMP400 Wrap around case packing machine

The MMP400 is a modular multi-packer built to pack individual or bundled products into cases, display boxes or trays. The machine has been designed for the efficient handling of all shapes and sizes, even if they are unstable or critical to run at high speed.

Built to pack individual or bundled products into cases, display boxes or trays starting from flat blanks, the MMP400 wrap-around case packer features servo technology enabling speeds of up to 30 cases/minute and extremely smooth handling.

Ergonomically positioned components help to significantly improve operator intervention and thanks to a newly designed case erection mechanism, the horizontal case magazine is as low as possible to achieve increased autonomy.  Cases are erected and held in position on two sides during loading.

  • Cantilever design for optimum accessibility and easy cleaning.
  • New 830 mm height case magazine for easy loading of cases.
  • Machine fully servo equipped.

IMA RP2/RP4 Stand alone or integrated palletizing

Reduced dimensions of the palletizing section and flexible palletizing options, in line with real market needs; these aspects characterize the RP2/RP4 palletizers, equipped with a 6-axis robot capable of absorbing and working at high speed.

Built to deliver maximum productivity and efficiency, these latest-generation palletizing solutions offer exceptional flexibility. Based around a 6-axis robot which picks up incoming cases, ink-jet printing and labeling or weighing them, everything is carried out efficiently.

Cases are then placed on the pallet according to pre-set patterns memorized by the operator.  Modular design allows for customization of the palletizing section, whose dimensions are kept to a minimum.

  • Equipped with their own electrical cabinet they can be easily integrated with any case packing solution.
  • Simplicity in handling single or multiple cases even at high speed.
  • Easy and fast assembling. RP2/RP4 structure is made of a special frame that takes a short time to be installed. The frames are provided already pre-assembled.

IMA TLS Top loading system

TLS is a robotic system able to load/unload products from/to trays. This machine has been devised to enhance production line performance with great flexibility of functions, product handling and layout.

The IMA robotic manipulation system can handle the most unstable and irregularly shaped products, with the utmost accuracy taking care of them without damages.
  • PLC unit interacts with robot processor for straightforward operation.
  • Operator interface for fast changeover procedures and assistance with diagnostics.
  • Transparent guards interlocked with safety switches.

IMA RD SERIES Robot depalletizers

Compact, performing and flexible depalletizers. Born as stand alone and thought to be easily integrated with TLS handling systems for product manipulation.

The RD depalletizers can handle the most unstable and irregularly shaped products, with the utmost accuracy taking care of them without damage.

They can handle trays or containers carrying products like strips, vials, bottles, jars and pouches. The RD machines can be stand alone or integrated with product handling machines like the TLS (Tray Loading System).

Robotic technology is at the heart of these systems and allows flexible product handling at the beginning, in the middle or at the end of the line.

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PPS A/S Service & Aftersales solutions for customers

PPS Service & Aftersales

Uniquely for the industry PPS has its own service department, which is of great benefit to our customers. PPS service department has specially trained technicians with the highest expertise and experience. We offer a long list of services, including:

  • Installation and renovation of existing equipment.
  • Design of complete solutions; everything from the requirements specifications and logistics, to execution and validation.
  • Competent feedback on automation solutions or other type of production optimization.
  • Installing and/or moving entire production or packaging lines.
  • Training of technical personnel and operators in optimal use of the installed equipment.
  • Tailor-made service and aftersales agreements for ongoing maintenance as well as assistance in case of breakdown.

In addition, PPS delivers spare parts and consumables directly to our customers from own stock. Having our own stock ensures fast and efficient delivery, which minimizes any production downtime for our customers.

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