Pleated Filter Manufacturing

Streamlining Filter Production through Automation.

Massman Automation offers a wide range of filter assembly equipment from semi-automatic to fully automatic models. These systems utilize metal clips, hot melt adhesives, or ultrasonic welding as the method of connecting the filter media or equipment to completely assemble the entire filter cartridge, including the center tube, end caps, and housing.

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Automatic Cartridge Assembly Machinery – ACAM

The Massman WB-ACAM is a fully-automatic filter cartridge assembly machine that is direct fed from either a rotary or blade pleater. This machine forms the cylindrical filter shape, can insert an optional center tube, it seams the first and last end pleats, and funnels the filter down to its specified outside diameter. The machine includes an automatic reject, has HMI assisted servo controlled changeovers and it cycles at speeds up to 30 to 60ppm depending upon seaming method.

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Manual Cartridge Assembly Machinery – MCAM

The Massman MCAM-1300 is a semi-automatic, manual load, pleated media first and the last pleat seaming machine. It seams cellulose, synthetic or wire back media slit widths up to 13-inches (330mm), pleat heights greater than 1.5-inches (38mm) upon request, and media thickness greater than 0.125-inches (3.2mm). This is PLC controlled with HMI interfaced servos for automatic changeover adjustments within 20-seconds. The cycle speed is operator-dependent up to 30ppm.

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End Cap Assembly Machinery – ECAM

The Massman ECAM can be purchased in either a semi-automatic manual load configuration or as a fully automatic assembly system with seamed cartridges loaded directly from a Massman seaming machine. End caps made of metal, plastic, moldable adhesive or felt in various shapes can be accommodated in diameters of 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100mm) with semi-standard machinery. Machines are PLC controlled and HMI interfaced with automatic servo changeovers where possible, often having 1-minute changeovers for dimensional variations. Cycle rates of 20, 30 and even 60 ppm are typical.

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Robotic (Vision) Assembly System – RAS/RVAS

The Massman Robotic Assembly System (RAS) and Robotic Vision Assembly Systems (RVAS) are fully automatic robot systems that assemble filter components at speeds of 60, 90, and 120 ppm. Components such as filter cartridges, springs, check valves, grommets, o-rings, sensors, drain valves and nut plates have all been assembled using end effectors of various styles including expanding mandrels, vacuum or pneumatic grippers, electro or permanent magnets. The systems can be used in factory automation environments, clean rooms, and even booted for wash-down applications.

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Forming Cartridge Assembly Machine – FCAM

Massman Engineering engineers are experts at designing systems that help you increase cartridge production efficiency, improve production flexibility and reduce manufacturing costs.

The F-600 and F-1200 Cartridge Assembly Machines provide a low-cost, ergonomically friendly method of forming pleated filter media from a flat pleated block into a cylindrical shape for the assembly of oil filters, gas filters, water filters, and air filters.

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Robotic Flex Pickers

The ABB flex picker robot is integrated into a frame-and-conveyor system. When guided by a vision system, the system can accurately pick and place product at rates of up to 100 ppm.

Massman Automation can integrate ABB flex picker robots when required to satisfy a variety of pick and place applications for a wide range of applications.

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Rotary Placer Model 4023

The Massman PSA Model 4023 Rotary Placer offers high speed product placing.

The Model 4023 rotary placer has a 24 inch inclined magazine and is capable of speeds up to 400 ppm. Many optional features are available such as, variable speed control, clutch-brake controlled, powered horizontal magazine, “low product” sensor, “missed-pick” sensor, and many others.

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Reciprocating Placer Model 4024

The Massman PSA Model 4024 Reciprocating Placer offers product placing at speeds up to 60 ppm.

Many optional features are available such as, variable speed control, clutch-brake controlled, powered horizontal powered magazine, “low product” sensor, “missed-pick” sensor, and many others.

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Talon Supra Microwave Popcorn Bag Maker

The Talon Supra Microwave Popcorn Bag Maker utilizes several standard features, including the motorized nip roller to isolate the web tension from the unwind, the web steering system provides control of the web, a side seam glue applicator, and web forming with digital position indicators for accurate and quick set-up. The Supra also includes solid state electronics for drum heaters, an eight-station seal drum, a multi-lingual touch screen operator interface for ease of use, the latest in electronic componentry, a very reliable and low maintenance Servo controlled main nip roller with rotary knife, a shingling conveyor, and a bad bag discharge.

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High Speed Robotic Vision Sorting and Assembly Systems With Vacuum EOAT

Massman Engineering is providing the filter industry with automation solutions.

An ABB Flex Picker robot with a custom vacuum end-of-arm tool (EOAT) provides high-speed picking of bulk part fed components with extremely accurate part placement and quick changeover capabilities. The system can also employ a vision system as needed.

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High Speed Robotic Vision Sorting and Assembly Systems With Magnetic EOAT

Massman Engineering is providing the filter industry with automation solutions.

An ABB Flex Picker robot with a custom magnetic gripper end-of-arm tool (EOAT) provides high-speed picking of bulk part fed components with extremely accurate part placement and quick changeover capabilities. The systems can also employ a vision system as needed.

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High Speed Robotic Vision Sorting and Assembly Systems With a Gripper EOAT

Massman Engineering is providing the filter industry with automation solutions.

An ABB Flex Picker robot with a custom gripper end-of-arm tool (EOAT) provides high-speed picking of bulk part fed components with extremely accurate part placement and quick changeover capabilities. The systems can also employ a vision system as needed.

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Zipper Unwind Stand

The Massman Talon Zipper Unwind Stand

The Zipper Unwind Stand is capable of handling 16 – 32 inches diameter zipper material by up to a maximum of 22 inches wide at a rate of up to 100 feet per minute.

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Tin Tie Applicator

Massman Tin Tie Applicator with Single Fold Bag Finisher

The 4500 Series finishes filled and sealed bags by adding the tin tie reclosures and single folding the bag tops. The 4500 Series applies the tin ties to the bags with hot melt adhesive, single folds the bag tops and automatically bends the tie tabs around to hold the folded flaps. The 4500 Series can be built to place the tin tie inside OR outside the single fold. This machine can also be integrated with a vertical form fill and seal machine to provide reclosable packages from a completely automated system.

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Semi Automatic Tin Tie Applicator

The Semi Automatic Tin Tie Applicator is available in the 2200 Series (pictured) and the 2500 Series. The LX2200 and RX2200 tin tie machines place .315″ wide, double wire tin tie, on bag faces of filled bags. Filled bags would normally be pre-sealed. The tin tie is applied using a hot melt adhesive. The 2500 Tin Tie Machine places .315″ wide, double wire tin tie on bag faces of filled bags. Filled bags would normally be pre-sealed, and as with the 2200 Series, the tin tie is applied using a hot melt adhesive. The tie ends extending past the edge of the bag are then automatically bent around the bag neck for a finished look.

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Timing Gate

The Massman PSA Timing Gate offers an affordable, labor saving solution for product accumulation and machine loading challenges.

The Timing Gate System is available in three different versions: an air cylinder drive for speeds of up to 100 ppm, a clutch/brake system for speeds of up to 150 ppm, and a servo driven system for speeds of up to 150 ppm, depending on the product, all with single count and multiple count capabilities. Standard features include a tubular frame, product speed-up and launching conveyor, easy access design, leveling feet, and easy size adjustment, as well as the servo drive system where required.

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Robotic Palletizing

The robotic palletizer is capable of picking multiple cases with vacuum or mechanical end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) and building the desired pallet pattern.

Massman Automation integrates ABB, Fanuc, or Motoman robots into the robotic palletizing cell. These systems handle multiple packaging lines with multiple SKUs featuring ALBA pallet dispensers and pallet conveyors which are compatible with many custom-designed case and pallet handling systems.

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High Entry Palletizer

The Massman Automation high entry palletizer is ideally suited for palletizing 40-pound cheese blocks for the dairy industry.

The high entry palletizer accepts a case, rotates the case if necessary for label viewing, and creates rows of cases to achieve the desired tier pattern (to provide a cooling chimney where necessary), places a layer sheet as required, then lowers the pallet for the next tier, and repeats this process until the pallet is completed and discharges via a powered pallet conveyor.

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Top Load Case Packer

The top load case packer loads product through the top of an RSC, wraparound, or harness style case.

Massman Automation incorporates its proven vacuum gantry pick-and-place robotic technology in conjunction with lowerator or escapement product handling.

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Continuous Motion Case Packer

The continuous motion case packer loads the RSC case or wraparound case from the side.

Massman Automation incorporates its proven technology of product handling using servo motors. Product is collated and push-loaded through the end or side of the erected RSC or wraparound case blank.

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MS 30T Sealer

The Elliott MS-30T Case Sealer is a compact machine for sealing a wide range of cases in a limited space. It is quickly adjustable for changing case sizes and operates at speeds up to 30 cases/minute. The taping machine is built with a single unitized machine frame, has a No Case No Kick rear flap tucker, and transfer system that insures a square case every time.

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ME 30-T Case Erector

The Massman – Elliott ME-30T tape case erector is constructed with a full, 3” tubular, powder-coated steel frame and is fully enclosed with Lexan interlocked access doors controlled by a CAT 3 safety system. PLC and HMI are Allen-Bradley. Cases are picked using opposing vacuum cups that allow for the worst case scenario case blank conditions. Case squaring is accomplished using continuous contact tabbed belts moving the erected case through the system in an “open top up” orientation. A 3M tape head is standard with options for other manufacturers. Speeds up to 35 CPM have been proven dependent on case width and length.

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ME 15-T Erector

The Massman – Elliott ME 15-T  tape case erector is a small footprint erector operating at speeds up to 15 Cases/Minute. Superior case squaring, fully guarded interlock access doors, robust construction, CAT 3 safety and service behind the sale are just a few benefits of this machine.

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HMT-Mini Case Sealer

This new sealer incorporates an innovative modular construction that allows specific features of the sealer to be changed out, enabling users to meet growing production demands by replacing modules rather than by investing in a new sealer. This modularity can also facilitate future sealer design changes and is a major factor in reducing production lead times for the HMT-Mini by 50%.

See a video on the HMT Mini at Packaging World magazine

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EV 350 (ME 25-G) Case Erector

The unique design of the EV 350 enables it to handle cases up to 35 cpm with continuous control of the case.  Size changeover requires less than five (5) minutes with automatic changeover available.  A large case size range and small footprint with an open design for ease of access and scheduled preventive maintenance.  The magazine is ergonomically friendly for your operators and handles a wide range of corrugated quality; it is easily convertible to automatic loading of your KD cases.  The use of new materials available makes the frame of the EV 350 light, durable and very portable.

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93 SFIL (ME-10G & 15T) Case Erector

The Elliott Model 93SFIL Automatic Case Erector either tapes or glues the bottom of the case. The 93SFIL is a compact machine for erecting and sealing a wide range of case sizes in a limit space. It is portable and quickly adjustable for changing case sizes. The erector is built within a single unitized machine frame. Squared cases are assured by case transfer system.

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85-AT Automatic Case Taper

The Elliott 85-AT Automatic Case Taper is a compact machine for sealing a wide range of cases in a limited space. It is quickly adjustable for changing case sizes. The taping machine is built with a single unitized machine frame, has a No Case No Kick rear flap tucker, and transfer system that insures a square case every time.

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76-10 Fully Automatic Hot Melt Case Sealer

The Elliott Model 76-10 Fully Automatic Hot Melt Case Sealer is a compact machine for sealing a wide range of case sizes in limited space. It is quickly adjustable for case size changes. The Model 76-10 is built with a single unitized machine frame and has a transfer system that ensures a square case every time.

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VCE Rotary Vertical Carton Erector

The Massman PSA VCE Rotary Vertical Carton Erector offers a carton erecting solution for Auto-Bottom types of cartons.

The VCE offers many standard features such as a rotary head timing belt drive for low maintenance, heavy duty aluminum support plates, capable of speeds up to 100 ppm (product dependent), 48” power-fed magazine, variable speed drive, PIAB vacuum generator, and touch screen controls. All these standard features with a quick changeover capability.

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