JLS will showcase its flexible Hawk case and tray loader September 11-13, at Pack Expo in Las Vegas. 

The Hawk boasts a compact design while offering a robotic top-load solution for the food and beverage industries. With a small footprint, the Hawk maximizes existing production floor space. Along with standard case and tray loading, the Hawk works well with flow wrapped or bagged products, trays, bars, clam shells, bottles, cans and many additional formats.  

Stainless steel construction and three levels of washdown protection are available. Adding to its flexibility, tool-less changeover allows recipe changes to occur in less than a minute, providing greater uptime and production. A cantilevered design allows for easy integration into current packaging lines with existing conveyance but is just as easily provided for new installations as well. Infeed variations can be tailored to product type. 

This robust solution is easy to operate, maintain and keep running over time. With custom tooling, the Hawk can handle a variety of primary and secondary packages. As an added feature, corrugated or paperboard divider inserts can also be loaded for layering, with or without support flanges. A vertical packing solution for rigid containers is also available. 

“As we continuously work to identify the evolving needs of our customers, the Hawk is a strong addition to our total line solutions at JLS,” said Kevin Keller, director of End-of-Line Solutions. “Providing the flexibility of a small footprint, paired with the ability to automatically load cases and trays at high speeds, the Hawk is an effective solution for new and existing production lines that are tight on space but require increased throughput.” 

Visit JLS Automation at Pack Expo booth SL-6350. 

About JLS Automation 
JLS Automation provides custom vision-guided robotic solutions for the food packaging industry. Offering both primary and secondary packaging systems, JLS designs hygienic packaging solutions for harsh sanitary environments. Dedicated to offering simple, user-friendly solutions to complex packaging challenges, JLS has been awarded multiple patents for its robotic tooling and leak detection systems.