Standard-Knapp, Portland, Conn., debuted Versatron Case Packer with lowering head module, ideal for gentle, positive handling of product and partitionlessStandard Knapp lowering head packing of products made with glass, aluminum, PET, or other materials. Partitionless packaging allows for the use of less material in packing, in the move towards sustainability.

When equipped with this module, the Versatron Case Packer continues to operate as a robust drop packer or can be quickly converted to a lowering head case packer.

The Versatron Case Packer provides fully programmable pick-and-place motion, achieving positive placement fully into the bottom of each case. The slide-out change part lowering head is equipped with color-coded change parts and pneumatics for quick, error-free changeover. The lowering head module can be equipped with various gripper heads to provide safe, consistent damage-free placement of product into each case with zero drop. Depending on the size of the product, the lowering head can operate at 30 cycles per minute, what is said to be the fastest rate among lowering head machines.