Kraken Automation’s KSI3T-110 Infeed and 3-Stage Collation/Transfer System is a versatile system engineered to deliver, pre-collate, and transfer frozen wrapped product synchronously to a cartoner infeed system.
Each Product Infeed/Collation/Transfer System can achieve speeds of 110 infeed products per minute, or 220 per minute on a single cartoning machine configured with two infeed and collating/transfer lanes.
Using a vertical array of high-speed, motion-controlled collation gates, frozen wrapped products can be gradually collated and squared to a given pack format in counts ranging from 2-6 packets. The specified number of packets, based on product thickness and customer requirements, is prepared for synchronous transfer to a continuous motion packaging system (cartoner).
Product sizes up to 8” square are easily handled and larger sizes are feasible based on reviewed system modifications.
Moreover, our Collation and Transfer Systems are capable of high-speed controlled stops and re-starts via motion-controlled collation gates featuring integral two-stage infeed belt arrangements. Kraken’s innovative collation and transfer systems offer consistent, repeatable product delivery with zero loss operation.