Pactiv, one of the world’s largest producers of food packaging, recently found a good way to improve the productivity of its multi-line inspection system for detecting and rejecting misformed egg cartons. Instead of relying on troublesome pneumatic diverters, they attached diverting rods to actuators, forming sufficient lanes for the traveling and separating of finished products.
For this task, Pactiv went with a 27-axis servo system that resists jamming and downtime. Designed and built by systems integrator Chicago Electric, this new servo system is based on E-Smart 50 belt-driven actuators from Rollon. In our latest case study, we’ll take a closer look at both the actuator and the system.