Standard-Knapp’s Versatron case packer features Soft Catch technology, designed for high-speed packing of fragile containers in the spirits and wine, food, household chemical, personal care, and automotive industries.
"Soft Catch" allows users to reduce the shock energy by 80 percent over a conventional drop packer. This enables the use of thinner gauge bottles as well as thinner glass. This feature allows for maximum productivity and a reduction in machine downtime while dramatically reducing breakage.
The lift table moves the case to the "up" position and waits for a full grid. When the grid is full, the riding strips shift to the side and initiate the bottle descent. The lift table simultaneously moves the case downward on a velocity curve that ultimately achieves the same speed at the point of contact in a similar way one would catch an egg during an egg toss, by cradling it gently and securely.