Capabilities Past Projects

Machine Design for Production Automation

Automatic Packaging Machine - Vinyl Siding
Automatic Packaging Machine - Vinyl Siding
Automatic Packaging Machine - Vinyl Siding
Automatic Packaging Machine - Vinyl Siding
Automatic Packaging Machine - Vinyl Siding
Automatic Packaging Machine - Vinyl Siding

In many situations, automating a process is the best way to reduce costs and improve quality through consistency. At K-Ter Imagineering, we understand your need to succeed and work together with you to identify the parts of your process that are holding you back. We work with you to determine the best way to boost production speed and quality and seek to make the job easier and safe for your employees. This can be something as simple as a fixture or tool, an improved guard or as complex as a robot making and assembling parts. Whatever your needs, we will work with you to find the best solution and after the sale, we stand behind our work like no one else.

One area of specialization for us has been customized semi-automatic or automatic packaging machines for packaging large and unusual shaped parts. Our packaging equipment for the Vinyl Siding Industry comes with an integrated palletizing robot and consists of three other machines - a sorting table, packing conveyor, and box end-closing machine that closes and seals the ends of the box automatically.

The Sorting Table receives the siding panels and stacks them in the right order for packing in the Packing Conveyor. The Packing Conveyor folds the box around the Siding and seals the long edge as it conveys the box downstream. The ends of the box are sealed by the Box End Closing Machine and staged for palletizing by the integrated Palletizer. The custom Palletizer can be used with wood pallets or racks of any size and the boxes can be stacked in the best arrangement to maximize the load.

We have also designed and built a totally automatic packaging machine for vinyl siding capable of packaging sixty boxes per hour.

Every part of the packaging system is designed to maximize the safety for the packer, minimize the repetitive motion and increase the rate of production. Our customers have reaped the benefits of better quality packaging, fewer damaged goods, higher rates of production, and better employee retention.

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Past Projects

Manufacturing a Fully Automated Packaging System for the Vinyl Siding IndustryManufacturing a Fully Automated Packaging System for the Vinyl Siding Industry   Custom Fabricated Packaging MachineryCustom Fabricated Packaging Machinery   Custom Packaging Machinery / Ring Stacking MachineCustom Packaging Machinery / Ring Stacking Machine   Custom Trim Chopping MachineCustom Trim Chopping Machine   Custom Fabricated Pierce and Form MachineCustom Fabricated Pierce and Form Machine

Machine Design for Production Automation Capabilities


Packaging Equipment Configurations Fully Automatic
Integrated Machines
Box End Closing Machine
Box Erecting Table
Packing Conveyor
Sorting Table
Sorting Table Capabilities Orientates panel either face up or face down according to stacking requirements.
Receives the panel from the cut off machine and moves it toward the operator
Packing Conveyor Capabilities Conveys filled box to next machine while hot gluing the long edge of box
Folds box with packer's assistance reducing repetitive motion
Pulls stack of panels toward operator reducing the operators reaching motion
Reduces glue usage and mess
Box End Closing Machine Capabilities Folds and seals ends of five panel end fold box
Positions box for proper orientation for palletizing
Palletizer Capabilities Allows users to use different size pallets and/or racks
Picks up completed boxes and places them on the pallet in assorted arrangements
Provides location of pallets
Stores completed boxes while filled pallet is removed and empty pallet is installed
User interface allows operator to scroll to correct program based on product
Box Erecting Table Capabilities Eliminates repetitive stress injuries, while improving box quality
Erects and over bends tube boxes up to 25' long
Only two adjustments to change box sizes
Machining Capabilities
CNC Vertical Machining
Welding and Fabrication
Wire EDM
Design and Engineering Capabilities 2 Seats CAM
5 Seats CAD
Solidworks 2012
MasterCam 16
Industries Served
Vinyl Siding
Gas Meter
1st Tier Automotive

Equipment Specifications

Hurco VM-30 Vertical CNC Milling Center 20 Station Tool Magazine
10,000 RPM Spindle
Travel of X-Axis 50"
Y-Axis 20"
Z-Axis 20"
Mori Seiki MV-45 Vertical CNC Milling Center 24 Station Tool Magazine
Travel: X-Axis 30", Y-Axis 17.7", Z-Axis 19.7"
Mori Seiki MV-55 Vertical Milling Center 24 Station Tool Magazine
Travel: X-Axis 40", Y-Axis 21.7", Z-Axis 21.7"
Mitsubishi Model FX20 - Wire EDM Auto Wire Feed
Axes: 4
Maximum Weight: 1764 lbs
Work Envelope: X-Axis 19.2, Y-Axis 13.8, Z-Axis 11.8
Mitsubishi Model DWC110 C2 - Wire EDM Axes: 4
Maximum Weight: 1100 lbs
Work Envelope: X-Axis 11.8, Y-Axis 17.7, Z-Axis 10.0

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