Packaging Equipment Mods

Multipacking Machine Modernizations

Below you will find some of our most common modernization options for the majority of our Multipacking Machines. If you would like to discuss options available for your specific model, email us at info@rajones.com or complete and submit the form below and a modernization expert will contact you shortly.

MERIDIAN-XR "A" PATTERN TRANSPORT LUG UPDATE:
R.A Jones will provide a new set of non-handed, universal machine transport lugs. The new lugs also feature improved durability.
BENEFITS: Eliminates the chance of installing the lugs in the wrong position and reduces lug inventory. This modernization also improves product loading and reduces machine downtime.
LEAD TIME: 8-10 Weeks
INSTALLATION TIME: 4-6 Hours
COST: $

TRANSPORT CARTON SENSING EYE UPDATE:
R.A Jones will replace the existing transport banner photo-eyes with new SICK carton sensing eyes. The modernization will consist of new carton sensing eyes and associated mounting components. The new SICK sensing eyes are higher precision and offer a greater range of tolerance for day to day machine operations.
BENEFITS: Improved carton color recognition which decreases the amount of false positives. This improves uptime efficiency and reduces machine stops.
LEAD TIME: 8-10 Weeks
INSTALLATION TIME: 1-2 Days
COST: $$

SELF-CLEANING GLUE MODULES & AIR ASSIST VALVES:
R.A Jones will replace the existing glue modules with new Sure Bead units. The new modules offer a self-cleaning design that provides clog free performance resulting in higher productivity, reduced maintenance, less cost and machine down time. R.A Jones will also provide new high performance air assist solenoid valves. The new valves offer an improved and higher precision air flow to the glue gun modules allowing greater precision for glue placement. This includes new solenoid valve support brackets that are custom design to fit and support the solenoid valves to insure that they are not damaged or moved during day to day maintenance and operations. 
BENEFITS: Minimizes clogging of glue nozzles, reduces maintenance costs and downtime. The new air assist valves provide increased glue pattern precision and less machine contamination.
LEAD TIME: 8-10 Weeks
INSTALLATION TIME: 2 Days
COST: $$

FLAP CONTROL GUIDE WORK UPDATE:
R.A Jones will replace the existing flap handling guide work in certain areas of the machine with improved versions. The new versions improve both carton and flap handling through the machine. They also improve the changeover of the machine both in repeatability and ease of use.
BENEFITS: Reduces machine loading jams and downtime. It also increases minor and flap closing performance resulting in improved carton appearance.
LEAD TIME: 8-10 Weeks
INSTALLATION TIME: 1-3 Days
COST: $$$

CONTROLS UPDATE:
Replace the control system before it becomes obsolete. This modification will offer better control of your system by replacing obsolete components and upgrade to a current HMI if required.
BENEFITS: The modification will eliminate obsolete controls. Components become off the shelf items thus decreasing downtime.
LEAD TIME: 26-28 Weeks
INSTALLATION TIME: 7-10 Days
COST: $$$$

CARTON MAGAZINE THROAT UPDATE:
R.A Jones will provide new guide work for the carton feed magazine throat area. The new guide work improves changeover accuracy.  Also included is a new carton photo eye to improve carton metering to the lower pick point.
BENEFITS: The modification improves carton feed performance and reduces L-shaped cartons. The update also reduces downtime and material waste. 
LEAD TIME: 8-10 Weeks
INSTALLATION TIME: 1 Day
COST: $$

ZONE LIGHTING:
R.A Jones will provide multiple LED lights on the machine. Under normal operating conditions the lights will be white.  When a fault occurs in one area of the machine the light in that area will turn red and the remaining lights will stay white. This alerts the operator to the area where the issue has occurred allowing the issue to be resolved quickly and confidently.
LEAD TIME: 8-10 Weeks
INSTALLATION TIME: 1-2 Days
COST: $$$

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