RMGroup expands automated bagging portfolio with new compact bag placer
Leading robotics and automation company, RMGroup, has launched a new automatic bag placer - their versatile and compact BP-600. The system joins the heavy duty BP-800 bag placer and the RBP-700 automated robot bag placer, in RMGroup’s expanding portfolio of automated bagging solutions.
Delivering an efficient and cost-effective method of automatically placing sacks/bags onto the bagging unit, the BP-600 replaces existing manual operations, thereby maximising bag filling production efficiencies. The system is aimed at the animal feed, aggregates and chemical/fertiliser industries.
Previous bag presentation issues are eradicated with consistent flow of bags to the filling head. The system provides impressive speeds of up to 10 bags per minute and its small footprint means that the unit can be integrated in restricted packing spaces, making it ideal for a mobile packaging line, such as RMGroup’s CTB-600. Designed to accept sacks up to 950mm in length, the bag placer comprises of a suction cup vacuum system to pick up bags before being transported on a chain belt, then opened to allow paddle arms to present to the filling head.
“It’s a starter system for those looking to automate their manual bag placing process,” said RMGroup’s sales director, Ed Pugh. “We saw a gap in the industry to offer a bag placer to rival others in the marketplace that could provide improved bag presentation and bag pick-up efficiency. The result is the BP-600, a cost-effective, stand alone unit, that can be integrated with an existing bag filling system, or combined as part of a full system.”
The BP-600, along with a range of new products in aggregate bag filling, robot palletising and mobile packing, will feature on RMGroup’s stand, A24, at Hillhead, Buxton, on 21-23 June 2022.