Standard-Knapp introduces Versatron Apt case packer with operator interface capability


ortland, CT-Standard-Knapp, a worldwide leader in manufacturing the ultimate packaging machinery, introduces the Versatron Active Product Transport (APT) case packer with user-friendly Operator Interface capability. The Versatron APT is designed for high-speed packing of non-round containers and excels at packing reverse tapered, locking shape, trigger and unstable bottles, flasks and other containers that are traditionally difficult to handle. It is ideal for challenging packaging applications in a variety of industries such as spirits and wine, food, household chemical, personal care, and automotive.

Powered by a high-speed servo motor, the Versatron’s state-of-the-art APT technology pulls products into the packing area, eliminating line pressure and avoiding jams in the packaging process. The machine is equipped with a unique beaded lane guide to eliminate friction as containers are carried along the conveyor belt, which helps to avoid any locking or shingling. Additionally, the Versatron APT’s sensors detect the number of bottles to guarantee that each case is packed properly.

The graphically-driven Operator Interface utilizes color touch-screen technology to offer a new level of intuitive machine control. Through computer-aided fault recovery, it reduces Mean Time to Recover (MTR) and increases efficiency for challenging 24/7 applications in the food and beverage industries. With the look and feel of a car dashboard, this user-friendly solution features simple color-coded alerts, a machine history display, and detailed help screens. The main screen of this innovative solution contains a speedometer that tracks the speed of the machine in number of cases packed per minute. The center of the speedometer contains a color-changing button that switches from green to yellow to red to indicate the presence of machine faults and errors.

Standard-Knapp’s Operator Interface screen is rugged and designed to withstand an industrial environment. The new Operator Interface boasts up to fifty comprehensive menu and control screens, each with simple touch-screen navigation.

Standard-Knapp offers 24 hour customer service assistance as well as extensive machine training programs for the Versatron APT Case Packer with Operator Interface.

About Standard-Knapp

Standard-Knapp designs, builds and supports the ultimate in packaging machinery for the most demanding customers. Providing reliable, flexible and easy-to-use packaging equipment, Standard-Knapp serves industries including beverage, food, personal care, household chemicals and automotive. A pioneer in the field of automatic packaging equipment, Standard-Knapp leads the industry with the latest innovations in tray packers, tray loading machines, case packers, shrink wrappers, and bottle packers. With over 100 years of experience, Standard-Knapp is the ULTIMATE in case and shrink packaging. For more information on Standard-Knapp’s products, visit, call 860-342-1100 or email