Extreme Durability

Extreme Durability

Berran Industrial Group, Inc. takes pride in building its machinery to the highest of standards to ensure reliable operation and extreme durability. Its machines last the test of time and provide its users with years of service and operation.

Extreme DurabilityHere we have a custom machine that was engineered, fabricated and constructed by Berran Industrial Group, Inc. more than 20 years ago. To date, it has run more than 120 million cycles. This machine is still in operation today and producing parts for a major corporation that is a leading global producer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings.

The machine displayed above is just one example of a custom machine that is currently in production and outliving its expectations. Here at Berran, we have the capability to built a great variety of custom machinery. No matter what your machinery needs may be, we can build it. Here are just a few examples of prior projects we have worked on.

 

Custom Machine
Twin Large Band Saws
Custom Machine
Rotary Table Laser Marker
Custom Machine
Duct Trim Station
Custom Machine
Ultrasonic Duct Welder
Custom Machine
Dual Station Laser Marking
Custom Machine
Laser Marking System
Automatic Load Height Sensor

What is ALHS?

ALHS is short for Automatic Load Height Sensor.  The ALHS used on stretch wrapping machines identifies the top of the load. The sensor can also be used to determine when a load has been placed on the machine. There are several types of load height sensors. Below are a couple examples.

Diffused Light Sensors

Diffused Light Load Height Sensor
Diffused Light Sensor

This form of sensing is commonly referred to as proximity mode. Light from the emitter strikes the target which causes it to become diffused at arbitrary angles. Some light returns directly to the receiver and the target is detected. Sensing range factors are color, size and finish of the target. The actual sensing range for each model is based upon a “white card test”. The white card has a 90% reflectivity factor and is considered a “standard target”. Darker colored or matte finished targets provide less reflectivity; therefore the sensitivity must be increased or the entire sensor must be positioned closer to the target.

Operational modes

  • Diffused with background suppression
    • Sensors with background suppression have a defined sensing range for any object regardless of color, reflectivity or finish. They are able to detect dark objects placed on shiny backgrounds and can be easily installed and adjusted.
  • Diffused with foreground suppression
    • Sensors with foreground suppression define a “dead-band” from the sensor’s optical window. Objects falling inside this minimum sensing distance are ignored.
  • Diffused with background evaluation
    • Sensors with background evaluation only evaluate the light reflected by the background (i.e. the floor). If the sensor is not able to see the background, the output will change state. This is useful in applications with odd shapes where direct light at the target cannot be reflected back to the sensors.

Digital laser load height sensor

Digital Laser Load Height Sensor
Digital Laser Sensor

A laser load height sensor enables long distance detection. This is useful for difficult applications where there must be a focused, visible beam spot. The method used to measure distance using a laser is referred to as TOF (Time of Flight).

The TOF method of detection measures distance by calculating the time it takes for a pulse-emitted beam to leave the sensor, hit the target, and then return to the sensor. This enables stable detection that is unaffected by the surface conditions of the work piece that is being detected.

Eagle Stretch Wrappers

Eagle stretch wrapping machines feature load height sensors. Click here to view more information on our stretch wrapping machines.

Pallet Load Profile?

What is a pallet load profile?

A pallet load profile is a way of categorizing the load configuration of a pallet. A pallet can be loaded in an infinite number of ways and will often vary from load to load. The positioning of the items on a pallet changes its vertical and/or horizontal profile. Depending on the horizontal and vertical edge profiles, a different stretch film or machine operation may be required.

Knowing the load profile of pallets to be wrapped makes it easier to determine which stretch wrapping machine and stretch film will work best for the given application.

Pallet load profile 'A'
Pallet Load Profile 'A'

Type 'A' loads have uniform horizontal and vertical edge profiles. The load footprint is nearly the same size as the pallet deck. Each item contained within the load to be wrapped fits together to form a uniform shape. There are few edges that can puncture the stretch wrap as it is being applied. These are the easiest loads to wrap due to the uniform lines and lack of snag points.

Pallet load profile 'B'
Pallet Load Profile 'B'

Type 'B' loads do not have the same uniform vertical and horizontal edge profiles as loads rated as profile 'A'. The load pattern results in irregular vertical and/or horizontal profiles and may not be the same size as the pallet deck. It is possible that edges may exist on these types of loads that can cause punctures or failure of stretch wrap film.

Pallet load profile 'C'
Pallet Load Profile 'C'

Type "C" loads vary from pallet to pallet. No two 'C' loads will have the same vertical or horizontal edge profiles. Sharp edges will require additional stretch wrap management and a higher quality stretch film is recommended to handle this type of difficult load.

Need assistance with your stretch wrapper or stretch wrapping supplies? Give us a call anytime between 8:00am and 4:00pm Monday through Friday and a member of our sales team will be happy to assist you.

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Eagle packaging equipment

Why choose Eagle?

There are several reasons to choose Eagle. The Eagle brand of machines has a reputation for quality, durability, and ease of maintenance. Eagle has a variety of machines in their lineup including equipment for strapping, taping, and stretch wrapping. All Eagle machines can be customized to fit your special requirements.

Advanced Design and Assembly

The Eagle lineup of machines has been carefully chosen by our highly qualified engineers. All machines are assembled and tested in the USA to ensure they meet our stringent standards. Depending on the manufacturer, our machines come with a 1 to 3 year warranty on parts (excluding wear parts). The Eagle line keeps up with the latest innovations in technology and is able to provide you with the best machine for your money.

Customer Service

In today’s competitive marketplace it’s important to offer more than our competitors, and we do. We have unsurpassed support whether it be by phone or on-site. We have well-trained Packaging Specialists who are ready to assist. We also have distributors throughout North America who can provide support, service, and parts.

Portfolio

Through the years, Eagle machines have been used in various industries including automotive, toy wood, steel, medical, golf, food processing and many more. Our quality and prices are the best in the market. Eagle machines range from the Eagle T100SM which can tape a very small package to the Eagle T500 with automatic top flap folders. Eagle stretch wrappers have proven that they have the lowest cost per pallet wrapping capability available. All machines are researched and studied to ensure they will be the best value available. This is why so many companies choose Eagle.