Extreme Durability

Extreme Durability

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

Extreme DurabilityTo illustrate, here we have a over 20 year old,  custom machine that was engineered, fabricated and constructed by Berran Industrial Group, Inc.  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 build a large variety of custom machinery. In other words, 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?

Automatic Load Height Sensor, also known as ALHS has many benefits when installed to your Eagle series stretch wrapper. One is to identify the top of the pallet load that our Eagle series stretch wrappers are equipped with.  And two, it will determine when a load has been placed on the your machine. There are several types of load height sensors. For example we have listed two of our common sensors below.

Diffused Light Sensors

Diffused Light Load Height Sensor
Diffused Light Sensor

A diffused light sensor is commonly called as proximity mode. When light strikes the target from various angels it becomes diffused. After light returns directly to the receiver the target has been detected. Factors such as color, size and finish determine 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”. Targets with darker colored or a matte finish provides less reflectivity. In other words, increase the sensitivity or position the sensor 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. These sensors are easy to install and adjust. As well as detect dark objects placed on shiny backgrounds.
  • Diffused with foreground suppression
    • Sensors with foreground suppression define a “dead-band” from the sensor’s optical window. Objects that fall 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. TOF (Time of Flight) is the method used to measure distance using a laser.

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. Therefore this provides stability of the detected work piece.

Eagle Stretch Wrappers

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

 

 

Customer Service

Need further assistance with your Eagle stretch wrapper? We also sell Eagle 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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Pallet Load Profile?

What is a pallet load profile?

What you should know

A pallet load profile is a way of categorizing the load composition of a pallet. To begin with, you can load pallet in an infinite number of ways. This will often vary from load to load. Next, when positioning the items on your pallet the vertical and/or horizontal profile will change. Incidentally depending on the horizontal and vertical edge profiles, you may be required to use a different stretch film or machine operation.

In conclusion, knowing the load profile of your 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'

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. Due to the uniform lines and lack of snag points, these are the easiest loads to wrap.

 

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

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'

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 further assistance with your Eagle stretch wrapper? We also sell Eagle 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. For one thing, the Eagle brand of machines has a reputation for quality, durability, and ease of maintenance. For example, Eagle has a variety of machines in their lineup including equipment for strapping, taping, and stretch wrapping. In addition, we can be customize any of our Eagle machines to fit your special requirements.

Advanced Design and Assembly

Our highly qualified engineers have carefully chosen machines from the Eagle lineup. All of our machines are assembled and tested in the USA to ensure they meet our demanding 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 leading edge 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. That is to say at Berran Industrial Group,  we do. In fact, we offer you unsurpassed support whether it be by phone or on-site. Our well-trained Packaging Specialists are ready to assist you. In addition 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 such as automotive, toy wood, steel, medical, golf, food processing and many more. Our quality service 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. We research and study all our machines to ensure they will be the best value available. In conclusion, this is why so many companies choose Eagle.