12月07 Plastic bottles of double-decker,top layer head down 180 degrees
Plastic Bottles of Double-Decker,Top Layer Head Down 180 Degrees
Although the carton has been filled, but only half volume of box? This is absolutely can not for Sizilia in Berlin. Because if only half full, obviously the inventory and transportation costs will increase. In order to save a variety of costs, there will be a new, modern, fully automated needs. In addition, this new equipment also meets the stringent quality requirements of the future. As these requirements will be a prerequisite for additional certification. This German household lemon juice into the carton packaging process, lemon juice manufacturer Sizilia using Schubert (Schubert) TLM (top loading technology).
This lemon juice plastic bottle looks almost the same as lemon. Will not rot for a long time if in the refrigerator, the deterioration of the kitchen helper came to our world, it is a typical Germany invention case. The German household spices products,using special extraction process and preservation. Lemon juice manufacturer Sizilia company from the initial 1950, business was continuing to expand, and keeps moving today.
Since 1966, Ms. Irmtraud Richter has been working in this family business, and later became a general manager. She was in charge of the business. Today, they produce almost all the components they need: plastic bottles, and even labels on the bottle. “We produce almost everything ourselves, otherwise it will be very boring, but there will be other unexpected risks.” Because of this,their relationship between business partners is very strong. “We never change suppliers, never have, unless the supplier does not meet our requirements, because a new supplier of the run-in period, usually at least six months.”
The boss is different: she and the staff, continue to adapt to new market requirements, in order to maintain the status of market leaders. Irmtraud said: “in the 1960s,we had more than 3,000 independent companies customers. There are a lot of different requirements for the food retailing industry today.For the best position ever on our shelves, Products must always be the best, and can not be replaced.
Schubert’s TLM (Top Loading Technology) helped them in packaging. With Schubert’s highly compact equipment, this lemon juice producer can realize an unlimited variety of packaging possibilities. The system can easily change the form of packaging. In this TLM device, the software is responsible for all the functions of the packaging process. This brings maximum flexibility. Switch to the new parameters all in the computer terminal to complete, wrench or other type of tool no longer needed.
Schubert’s VMS control system has been in operation for millions of hours around the world, so the machinery manufacturer from Crailsheim, Germany, can guarantee the stable operation of the system. Reliability and ease operation are essential prerequisites for food manufacturers, because these machines should function properly even without specialists. “In Berlin, even a fitter is not easy to find, let alone a mechatronics engineer.” Therefore, machine operability is very important.
In the lemon plastic bottle packaging process,used TLM unmanned car. The components of this TLM are extremely complex, but the operation and maintenance is very simple. A cart is a transport robot that can move across the transport rail of a device to transport the products and cartons that need to be packaged. The control unit of the trolley communicates with the VMS control system via a wireless signal. The car’s servo motor and vacuum pump power transmission is also electromagnetic induction, and therefore wireless. At the end of the track is a toggle station, where the unloaded trolley is turned underneath the track at the flip station and then back up the track to the other end. Car above the tray can be based on the specific form of product and packaging replacement. Here is a tray with 36 bottles.
If the plant operator removes a car from the track,other car in the guide can continue to work. On the contrary, if the new car into the rail, and adding the relevant information, the whole system can continue to work. Increase or decrease the relevant parameters of the car are automatically set. In the future, this process of increasing or decreasing the car will also be automated. The system will remove a car, the next car will receive a signal, it’s a car in front of the stop position will be deleted by the system.
It is obvious that the TLM transport cart is not a simple component. The use of the car is unique, its intelligence makes the transport car as an independent unit. It “knows” where it is, and knows the position of the previous car. On the same rail, different cars can move at different speeds without disturbing each other. They will not collide with each other. Two cars can be very close, as is the same contact with each other, the distance is 0.2 mm.
The application of this car,achieved in Berlin. Each containing the product of the independent car traveling to the loading station to stop. Car tray above 36 bottles, this figure is greater than the number of bottles within a full box, but less than two full box the number. After the first cart was unloaded, the second cart traveled almost side by side with the first car so that the robotic arm grabbed both carts at the same time.
With traditional techniques, this additional functionality can not be imagined at all. Conventional approaches require at least one grouping table – or other more complex techniques – to pre-group the products. Therefore, the use of TLM transport car, increasing the flexibility of the entire packaging process and freedom, and more optimized the entire process. It has almost no technical limitations and is therefore very flexible.
The unit consists of four racks. The machine also has a special rotary function, namely: the second layer of vials turn 180 degrees head down from above into the first layer of the gap. Even if there is a bottle sealing loose sagging label brand logo,does not affect the installation process.
1. 23 bottles of each box, 200 ml per bottle, the bottom vertical placed 3 × 5, placed on top of the head down 2 × 4
2. 33 bottles per case, 100 ml per bottle, the bottom vertical placed 3 × 7, placed on top of the head down 2 × 6
3. 24 bottles of each box, 200 ml per bottle, single-placed 4 × 6
A single row of plastic bottles from the cans runs out at a rate of 220 bottles per minute. In the third rack, the control system inputs the bottles one by one into the grouping chain. Each group of 12 bottles is conveyed to the receiving area of the two-axis robot TLM-F2.
The following processing steps vary depending on the packaging requirements, depending on whether the bottle needs to be inverted. If you only need to put a layer, then all the bottles directly into the transport car tray. If it is desired to insert the second layer of the bottle downwardly into the first layer, the bottle is placed on a horizontal fixed fixture in addition to the pallet of the transport cart. This fixture has a metal clip. These small clips form the outer contour of the bottom of the bottle to hold all the vials.
The fixture is driven by a three-axis manipulator TLM-F3, also in the third rack. Schubert’s three-axis manipulator, the TLM-F3, is typically used for flattening carton blanks, plastic inners, or covers. In this project at Sizilia, the TLM-F3 robot was given the special task of turning the bottles 180 degrees up and down.
The vacuum chuck conveyor system delivers the three pre-filled boxes to the TLM-F3 robot’s work area. The TLM-F3 manipulator makes a rotary motion, rotating with the clip, reversing the bottle head down, and accurately inserting the bottle into the void in the first layer. In this process, the TLM-F3 robot groups the products and inserts into the first level air raid. The benefits of such packing are obvious, greatly saving space and a variety of transportation and inventory costs. And the quality of the product will be well protected.
In the second rack, another two-axis robot is used to load the first upright bottle into the carton. After the first layer of finished cardboard box,directly transported to the last rack; or be sent to a third rack, so that the second layer of the bottle head down into the first layer of the gap, and then transported To the last rack. In some products there is a tape-type label, where you can also stick to this label. In the last rack, the TLM-F2 robot hands the product onto the output conveyor.
Carton upright and forming, will be completed in the first rack. Carton blanks removed from the silo, in the transfer process has been coated with glue, and then through the folding rack process, you can shape the carton. And this process directly to the carton forming the vacuum suction cup on the delivery system, firmly sucked in the above, accurate delivery to the subsequent process of different locations. There is also a wrapping machine to wrap the entire carton.
In addition, the VMS control system and the operator terminal can save or recall all data from the entire production process, such as HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) and ISF audits (International Food Standards) – Required data.