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  • The success of the company is the ever-growing ability to define in what way a flexible bagged product should be handled. This to ensure a combination is made with maximum product presentation and a minimum of transport volume, ensuring the product quality.
    Automatic change over (since 1995) and communications with higher hierarchy production control system are just some of the features offered.
    With BluePrint Robotics we also have specific experience in the handling of “raw” products in the consumer goods industry.
    Partnership with our customers offering production security, optimizing production time availability, optimizing product presentation and minimizing logistic costs, remain keystones in our R&D program for the future.
Product Portfolio
  • COMPLETE PACKAGING LINES

      • PRIMARY PACKAGING

      • Sophisticated picking of individual packaged and non-packaged items for loading into your containers, wrappers or hffs machines.

        Just produced, sterilized, deep frozen out of the freezer or from storage. If necessary we can unscramble and get the products into pitch with the Rainbow Feeder . The vision system recognizes the product and defines the exact position and and orientation and send it to the Delta Robot . The gripper of the Delta Robot picks the product and places it on the right position. This can be a thermoformed tray, carton or a flowwrapper chain.
          • PRIMARY PACKAGING

          • What the "Primary Packaging" can do for you
            One of our main activities is primary packaging. We handle naked products directly from the processing area.

            How the "Primary Packaging" works
            The product, just produced, sterilized, deep frozen out of the freezer or from storage, can be unscrambled and brought in-line. If necessary we can unscramble and get the product into pitch. The vision system recognizes the product and defines the exact position and orientation and sends it to the Delta Robot. The gripper of the Delta Robot picks and places the product into a thermoformed tray, carton or a flowwrapper chain.
          • DELTA ROBOT

          • What the "Delta Robot" can do for you
            The Delta Robot packs almost any type of lay-down (horizontal) pattern directly in the flowwrapper chain or thermoformed tray; ideal for naked products.

            How the "Delta Robot" works
            The vision scans the incoming products. The exact position and orientation is sent to the controls of the Delta Robot. The Delta Robot in turn takes the products and places them into the case. With higher speeds, the Delta Robot picks more products before placing them into a carton, tray or flowwrapper chain.
          • RAINBOW FEEDER

          • What the "Rainbow Feeder" can do for you
            Unscrambles and feeds product coming from bulk storage at high speeds.

            How the "Rainbow Feeder" works
            Product in bulk is fed manually or automatically into the bulk hopper of the feeder, where they are released on demand towards multiple servo-driven tracking sections. Here the product is first separated, brought into a single line, than, if necessary, turned into one direction (short side leading) and spaced evenly. From here the products can be fed directly into the packaging cell.

            The Rainbow Feeder is ideal for bulk feeding of product to a BluePrint Automation Vision Guided Delta Robot , creating a single lane of product for another packaging process or merging of different flavored products to a production line to create a multi-pack.

            Highly Accurate: Unsurpassed in build and flexibility!
            Versatile: Handles a large “spectrum” of products
        • SECONDARY PACKAGING

        • Solutions for flexible and other tough-to-handle packages. We can case pack your product standing up or lying down on the same machine! Contact us today about our end load cartoning and wrap-around case packing solutions for your Retail Ready Packaging.

          To find out the best solutions you we developed the " Pick a Pattern " selection program for you. In three steps you can easily decide which machine suits your purpose best.

          Next to the case packer we deliver all equipment you need after the bag is made from case erectors , seal checkers , case compactors , case check weighers , case closers all up to the palletiser .
            • ROBOTICS

            • Horizontal case packer packs a variety of packaged products directly into cases, trays, crates, and other secondary containers; ideal for bags, pouches, flow-wraps, thermo-formed containers and a variety of rigid containers such as cartons.
              Product is collated into a group using one of our custom collation methods. The product is then picked by a specially designed end-effector and gently placed in the secondary container.
              The robot is fully servo driven and controlled by a state-of-the-art coordinated motion control package. Smooth parabolic paths eliminate sudden acceleration and vibration.
              Designed to offer you flexibility and versatility!
                • DELTA ROBOT

                • What the "Delta Robot" can do for you
                  The Delta Robot packs almost any type of lay-down (horizontal) pattern directly in the case, tray or the flowwrapper chain; ideal for pillow bags, pouches and other free flowing, heavier packages.

                  How the "Delta Robot" works
                  The vision scans the incoming products. The exact position and orientation is sent to the controls of the Delta Robot. The Delta Robot in turn takes the products and places them into the case. With higher speeds, the Delta Robot picks more products before placing them into a carton, tray or flowwrapper chain.
                • HVP

                • What the "HVP" can do for you
                  The HVP (Horizontal and Vertical Packer), a versatile robotic cell, packs bags and other packages laying down (horizontal) and standing up (vertical) into cases, crates and other secondary containers; Ideal for bags, pouches, cartons and other flexible and rigid packages.

                  How the "HVP" works
                  Horizontal configuration:
                  Product is collated into a group using one of our custom collation methods. The product is then picked by a specially designed end-effector and gently placed in secondary container. The fully servo-driven robot ensures smooth placement into the secondary container.
                • HOP

                • What the "HOP" can do for you
                  The HOP (Horizontal case packer) packs a variety of packaged products directly into cases, trays, crates, and other secondary containers; ideal for bags, pouches, flow-wraps, thermo-formed containers and a variety of rigid containers such as cartons.

                  How the "HOP" works
                  Product is collated into a group using one of our custom collation methods. The product is then picked by a specially designed end-effector and gently placed in the secondary container.
                • VERTICAL PACKER

                • What the "Vertical Packer" can do for you
                  The VP case packs vertically into secondary container; ideal for fragile products such as bags of chips and other snacks. Now supplied with optional automatic changeover (virtually no manual adjustments)! Simply select your product code and the end-efffector and cassette automatically change over to your next bag and case size. It's that simple!

                  How the "Vertical Packer" works
                  Product is collated into a group using our Smart-Trak collation system. The product is then picked by one of our specially designed end-effectors. The fully servo-driven robot ensures smooth placement of the product into an intermediary cassette. Cases are tipped towards the cassette and the entire stack is side-loaded into the secondary container for a stand up (vertical) presentation.
                • DELTA VERTICAL PACKER

                • What the "DELTA Vertical Packer" can do for you
                  Ideal for packing fragile products such as bags of chips, snacks and other flexible packages this system is capable of packing complex pack patterns and/or high speed picking! Our new design simplifies the system mechanically, providing plants with a much smaller footprint; only 4′ wide x 8′ high, and includes a virtually hands-free AUTOMATIC changeover between different product and case sizes!

                  How the "DELTA Vertical Packer" works
                  Product is collated into a group using our servo driven automatic variable pitch conveyor, eliminating the need for multiple sets of collation belts. The product is then picked by our specially designed end-effector using our BPA three axis robot. The robot ensures smooth placement of the product into an intermediary auto-adjustable cassette. Cases are tipped towards the cassette and the entire stack is side-loaded into the secondary container for a vertical (stand up) presentation.
                • CPIII WRAP AROUND

                • What the "CPIII Wrap Around" can do for you
                  Ideal for your bottles, pouches (with cap) and cartons, this side load solution is ideal for your retail ready packaging. Proven in the food and beverage industry, the CPIII Wrap Around case packer automatically erects, loads and closes wrap-around cases, trays, tray-lid combinations and RSC cases. With its hygienic design, the CPIII has a fast and tool-free changeover. Modular in design, our design allows you to choose from a variety of standard product handling systems.

                  How the "CPIII Wrap Around" works
                  Blanks are grabbed and erected by a twin vacuum arm system. The system is provided with a frequency controlled motor drive, which guarantees accurate erection of the blank.

                  Product is collated into a group using a customized two axis gantry style robot. Once collated, product is side loaded into the erected wrap around case. Hot melt is applied and flaps are securely closed.

                  CPIII Wrap Around Options:

                  Automatic size change facility, IP65 wash down, Open case detection with reject, Additional size change parts, Control panel mounted on swivel arm, Second operating position and Coding of cases.

              • GRAVITY

              • A diversity of horizontal packed bags like frozen vegetables and french fries, candy and bread rolls can perfectly packed with a gravity case packer. We have a variety of solutions to pack your product with gravity. For 30 years we deliver gravity case packers for all kinds of products. In these 30 years the case packers have grown. We use the newest technologies and make use of our R&D department.
                  • RGP

                  • What the "RGP" can do for you
                    The RGP (Rotary Gate Packer) case packs a wide variety of rugged products directly into the secondary container; ideal for bags of fresh or frozen vegetables, IQF chicken/beef and a wide variety of other flexible packages.

                    How the "RGP" works
                    Product enters the rotary packer on a conveyer belt. For slow speeds and single bag drops, product transfers directly to the rotary gates. For higher speeds with multiple bags per drop, an indexing gate forms groups of product, which enter the rotary gates as a single group. The gates then rotate at high speed, dropping the row/layer of product directly into the case.
                  • MGC

                  • What the "MGC" can do for you
                    The MGC (Modular Gravity Case packer) case packs almost any type of lay-down (horizontal) pattern; ideal for frozen vegetables, granular products and other free flowing, heavier packages.

                    How the "MGC" works
                    The square rollers section divides the product equally in the bag. The bag turning module turns the bag 90 degrees, if required by the packing pattern. Then the bags are conveyed onto the patented “bomb-bay” belts, which index to collate the proper number of bags into a row. When a full row is accumulated, the “bomb-bay” belts swing open and the bags are gently and accurately loaded into a loading cassette. The cassette opens and places the bags into the case.
                  • VP-F III

                  • What the "VP-F III" can do for you
                    Case packer for high-speed vertical packing of flexible bags; Ideal for bags of frozen foods such as potato products and other heavier frozen and fragile products.

                    How the "VP-F III" works
                    Bags are settled using a BPA Model PF/E product conditioner and bag settler. Each bag is then positioned into a side-loading cassette by means of a patented servo transfer plate. The servo plate comes out from under the in-feed conveyor and gently carries the bag forward at a very low speed. Once the bag is on the plate, the plate retracts at lightening fast speed after which, the bag positions itself in the cassette. A full load is side loaded into a 90° tipped case.
                    The VP-F packs bags ranging from 1 to 10 lbs. standing on either long or short edge.
                  • VHP-F

                  • What the "VHP-F" can do for you
                    Case packs flexible bags standing up (vertical) and lying down (horizontal) on the same machine. Ideal for packing bags of frozen potato products such as retail and service food bags of french fries and other heavier frozen and fragile products

                    How the "VHP-F" works
                    Vertical Configuration
                    Each bag is positioned into a side-loading cassette by means of a patented servo transfer plate. The servo plate comes out from under the in-feed conveyor and gently carries the bag forward at a very low speed. Once the bag is on the plate, the plate retracts at high speed allowing the bag to position itself in the cassette. A full cassette load is side loaded into a 90° tipped case.

                    Horizontal Configuration
                    During flat (horizontal) packing, a flat-pack-cassette is simply lowered in front of the loading mandrel. Once positioned, a pre-stacked caseload can be gently top loaded.

                  • VP-F III WITH ICE

                  • What the "VP-F III with ICE" can do for you
                    BPA's Vertical Packer / Frozen Food (VP/F III) is offered with an integrated case erector (ICE) making this system the most compact case packer/erector in the industry!

                    Designed to optimize floor space, this gravity case packer is equipped with our robotic integrated case erector making it the most compact case packer/erector in the industry! The efficiency of this case erector has been tested and proven to exceed that of a typical remote case erector thus maximizing your case erector efficiency and maintaining overall line efficiency.

                    How the "VP-F III with ICE" works

                    A stack of case blanks are loaded into the system on a case in feed conveyor. After loading the predetermined number of cases, conveyor moves stack to its pick position making room for operator to load another stack. Prior to picking first blank, the top four cases are squared using two cylinders. Once squared, the robot picks the top blank and positions above the place position (tipper). The robotic arms then opens the case using suction cups . Once blank is opened case is moved towards the tipper and both minor flaps are folded. Tipper takes case to load position and robot goes back to pick position for next cycle. Once case is fully loaded, the case is tipped back 90 degrees and major flaps are folded during transfer to discharge conveyor.

                • COLLATOR

                • Collator stacks and accumulates bags and other flexible packages vertically for hand packer. Ideal for snack food bags such as potato chips, pretzels and other flexible packages.

                  How the "Collator" works
                  Upon exiting the bag maker, the packaged product arrives via a side-adjustable chute on the inclined belt conveyor. At the end of the conveyor the packages are fed into a patented indexing starwheel, which positions them vertically on a discharge conveyor. The operator picks up a row of packaged product from the discharge conveyor and places them into the pre-erected case.
                    • VISION GUIDED ROBOTICS

                    • The Delta robot case packs a great variëty of packed product directly into the case, tray and crate or loads a flowwrapper; ideal for bags, pouches and thermo-formed containers.
                          • DELTA ROBOT WITH VISION

                          • What the "Delta Robot with vision" can do for you
                            The Delta Robot packs almost any type of lay-down

                            pattern directly in the case, tray or flowwrapper chain; ideal for pillow bags, pouches and other free flowing, heavier packages.

                            How the "Delta Robot with vision" works
                            The vision scans the incoming products. The exact position and orientation is sent to the controls of the Delta Robot. The Delta Robot in turn takes the products and places them into the case. With higher speeds, the Delta Robot picks more products before placing them into a carton, tray or flowwrapper chain.
                          • RAINBOW FEEDER

                          • What the "Rainbow Feeder" can do for you
                            Unscrambles and feeds flexible packed product coming from bulk storage at high speeds.

                            How the "Rainbow Feeder" works
                            Product in bulk is fed manually or automatically into the bulk hopper of the feeder, where they are released on demand towards multiple servo-driven tracking sections. Here the product is first separated, brought into a single line, than, if necessary, turned into one direction (short side leading) and spaced evenly. From here the products can be fed directly into the packaging cell.
                      • BAG HANDLING

                      • BluePrint has a range of bag handling products especially designed for your industry.
                          • BAG CONTROL SYSTEMS

                          • What the "Bag Control Systems" can do for you
                            When product needs to be turned prior to being case packed, BluePrint Automation has the solution.

                            How the "Bag Control Systems" works
                            Our case packers can be supplied with an inline bag turning module. This module utilizes two parallel belts running at variable speed to turn the bags 90-degrees.

                            An alternative bag turning module for non-free flowing product, employs a powerful vertical side belt, which operates at a slightly slower speed than the horizontal conveyor belt under the product. With the variable speed drive, a consistent 90-degree rotation is ensured!
                          • PRODUCT CONDITIONING

                          • What the "Product Conditioning" can do for you
                            Our product in-feed unit, Model PF comes complete with specially designed square rollers for product conditioning and optional free product detection.

                            How the "Product Conditioning" works
                            As the bag passes over the specially designed square rollers, the bag vibrates to settle the product and check for loose or free (escaping) product. The square rollers distribute product evenly and tests for free product escaping from the cross seal or end seals of the bag. When free product is detected, a signal can be sent to either a reject station or the conveyor control device to stop the line for investigation.
                          • RAINBOW FEEDER

                          • What the "Rainbow Feeder" can do for you
                            Unscrambles and feeds flexible packed product coming from bulk storage at high speeds.

                            How the "Rainbow Feeder" works
                            Product in bulk is fed manually or automatically into the bulk hopper of the feeder, where they are released on demand towards multiple servo-driven tracking sections. Here the product is first separated, brought into a single line, than, if necessary, turned into one direction (short side leading) and spaced evenly. From here the products can be fed directly into the packaging cell.
                          • SEAL CHECKER

                          • What the "Seal Checker" can do for you
                            A seal check unit, measuring each bag twice for thickness, once before and once after application of load.

                            How the "Seal Checker" works
                            This system requires that each bag have sufficient air so that when compressed, no product is felt in the bag. As product travels through two moving belts a pocket is formed. Providing less friction on the bag, this protective pocket provides some bag conditioning and improves reading accuracy.
                        • CASE HANDLING

                        • BluePrint has a range of case handling products especially designed for your industry.
                          Case Erectors with a angled or an inline magazin, case check weighers for checking the right amount of bags in the case or a compactor to increase the filling degree are examples of these designs.
                            • CASE ERECTOR

                            • What the "Case erector" can do for you
                              Fully erects a variety of case sizes and changes over with a simple touch of a button.

                              How the "Case erector" works
                              Unopened blanks are stored in 5' long magazine. Prior to being picked by the magazine, the blank is positively separated from the rest with a unique double-stripping mechanism. The blank is then opened and transported through the flap folding stations. Lastly, the case is taken through a taping or hotmelt glue area where it is discharged, squared and sealed!
                            • CASE CLOSER

                            • What the "Case Closer" can do for you
                              Closes a variety of case sizes and changes over with a simple touch of a button.
                            • CASE WEIGHER

                            • What the "Case weigher" can do for you
                              Includes a load cell that senses case weight variations due to over or under filled cases.

                              How the "Case weigher" works
                              The full case enters the case scale, and is lifted from the in-feed conveyor to minimize erroneous errors to the load cell. When an over/under case is detected (cases are statically weighed to a preset tolerance, minimum is +/- 50 grams), the case scale simply rejects the case 90 degrees onto a reject conveyor. As the reject is integrated into the same floor space as the load platform, you will not find a smaller case scale with reject. Perfect for tight layouts!
                            • COMPACTOR

                            • What the "Compactor" can do for you
                              Improving your case handling and storage efficiencies.


                              How the "Compactor" works
                              The LCF uses gentle but persistent vibration throughout the operation to settle the product. The automatic feed-triggered cycle positions the case, closes the end-flaps, and applies adjustable pressure to square the top and to compact the contents. Adjustment for different case sizes is extremely simple.

                              Optional unit for added versatility
                              For more compression and higher speed our two station case compactor is available.

                              The Model CCP can be used with any closer.
                          • TURNKEY PACKAGING SYSTEMS

                          • BPA can apply our expertise to provide you with a comprehensive packaging solution, maximizing productivity, efficiency, and up-time throughout the packaging operation. We can solve your packaging challenges whereby taking responsibility of part or the entire process by integrating various proven technologies (new or existing) and OEM equipment into one complete package; a complete packaging solutions taking control of your packaging line from the end of processing through palletizing!