Sydney’s Scott Automation and Robotics had reason to celebrate when its High Speed Singulator was named Best New Product at the announcement of the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) Awards of Excellence at AUSPACK PLUS.
The award, sponsored by PKN, is designed to recognise the most innovative product or equipment in the packaging and processing industry that is launched in Australia for the first time during AUSPACK PLUS 2013.
Key criteria for the award are that the equipment or product must have proven efficiency and productivity gains, be innovative and have proven and improved cost of ownership.
The high speed Singulator orders randomly dispensed items into a single line ready for packaging.
The innovative design, requiring minimal floor space, encompasses a series of 90 degree turns as guided by belt conveyors, sequentially running at increasing travel rates to allow for gap creation and singulation of product units.
The machine is suitable for fresh, frozen, baked and other products requiring high speed, but gentle handling.
It can handle rates of up to 500 items per minute per lane, and can be easily integrated with existing packaging plant equipment.
PKN publisher, Lindy Hughson, who presented the award, said PKN was a proud sponsor of the award recognising innovation excellence.
“PKN looks forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with the APPMA and to supporting innovation in the Australian packaging industry,” she said.
Article Source: PKN Packaging