Air conveyor with twin guides. Amongst this machine's many possibilities, it's well worth mentioning the JET system, the first and only vertical air conveyor able to raise (or lower) bottles on slopes from 0 to 90º.
This system's features allow it to efficiently handle bottles that other systems cannot transport:
A twin-guide profile encapsulates the bottle above and below the neck ring, thus avoiding leaving marks on the bottle's neck and providing better stability to the bottle, even at very high production line speeds.
The single bi-directional opening directs a current of air around the neck and the main part the bottle with precision. This reduces the levels of contamination and jams, increases the speed of the bottles move and keeps them in the vertical position, even at high speeds.
Efficient with short-necked bottles. With our systems, the current of air is directed with precision, so it can be directed towards specific parts of the bottles, even on short-necked bottles.
The current of air creates an air cushion between the guides and the ring on the bottle neck, which notably reduces friction, which in turn lowers the air pressure needed during the operation and a reduction in energy consumption for operating the fan.
In-line systems for buffering glass containers are used for handling buffered bottles that are distributed over the width exceeding the multiple sizes of the transportation medium. Contemporary packaging machines are adapted for packaging containers distributed over the width equal to the width of the carton or wrapper (for instance board machine type WRAP AROUND, bottle loader). The most important issue, for buffering of glass bottles, is the synchronization of the speed of the belt of the buffering conveyor with the speed of packaging machine and the speed of filling line. The buffered containers should form a wedge with a base directed towards the packaging machine. Such an arrangement is equipped with adequate number of buffer sensors and drives. The volume of the buffer, for the purposes of free flow of bottles and the possibility of additional refill in case of an emergency, is many times greater than the volume of bottles, which are on the buffer during normal operation.
Telescopic conveyor consists of a frame, primary drum, secondary drum, telescopic mechanism, assent angle changing mechanism, conveyor belt, drives (for conveyor, telescopic mechanism, assent angle changing mechanism). Conveyor frame is made of steel profile, frame covering - enamel.
Constructive design of conveyor - mobile, conveyor mounted on the turning wheels.
Primary drum is mounted on the frame. At the drum supports are installed bearing units. At the bearing units are installed closed bearings. Lubricates, embedded in the bearing, ensure the reliable for the entire duration of the bearing. Primary drum is moving by the drive which is a motor-reducer of STM (Italy). Motor-reducer is installed directly on the shaft of the primary roller and is fixed through the earring.
Slave drum is attached to frame on the bearings supports, which are able to tension and adjust of the conveyor belt. At the bearings unit of slave drum is also set a closed bearings. Lubricators embedded in the bearing, ensure the reliable for the entire duration of the bearing. Conveyor belt running adjustment is carrying by the screw tensioning device of primary, slave, roller units and front buckle.
Vertical conveyors are designed for vertical lifting of glass bottles / crates / cans at a given height.
The rise of containers (products) from the lower point to the upper point (from 0.5 meters to level of second floors)
The descent of containers (products) from the upper point to the lower point (from the second floor to the conveyor level on the first floor)
Raising and lowering packaging, boxes from the first floor to second etc.
Vertical conveyors are equipped with adjustable side guides, thanks to which they can be used for all types of bottles and cans.
Upward conveyor operating: feeding conveyer feed blocks of products to the platform (this area is in the upper position). At the platform boxes moves to the lowest position. Then the platform "folding", and the products move to roller conveyor.
At the upper position the platform placed at the horizontal position. At this position it ready to receive the next box.
At the chain stretch unit of vertical conveyor are set closed bearings. Lubricants are embedded in the bearing, provides a operation of bearing during the operation period.
The transporter is suitable for vertical (downward) transportation of empty or filled bottles (cans) with diameter of 20 -100 mm. Special design of gripper for transporting circuit provides a reliable grip of during its moving.
Transporter consists of a frame and attached to her two transporting tracks, roller chain with scallop grippers SYSTEM PLAST. Conveyor tracks are placed on special supports. Each of them works with its own drive.
Conveyor is equipped with mechanism for changing the distance between two conveyor tracks. Thus the size of transported products can vary.
Manage of transporter is carried by console, which set the button "Start" and "Stop".
Conveyor is equipped with photo-sensor (optional), when triggered by the drive of the conveyor is turned off.
Trolley vertical conveyor is a welded construction, on which are mounted two chain tracks with lifting platforms. To the frame of the vertical conveyor are also mounted feed and rolling conveyors. Conveyor has the ability to reinstall the roller and feeding conveyor, thus there is a change of embodiment of the conveyor from upward to downward and conversely.
This type of orientation device is more sophisticated than the mechanical one and it is designed for medium and high output rate and orientation feature different from that previously exposed.
The orientation through luminescence sensors can sense marks which can be a color dot (like on champagne capsules with product name printed vertically) or the seam of a can or any other significative color texture.
These marks are detected by a fiber optic sensor which can “see” the mark from the type of light which, shooted by the fiber optic, hit by the container, goes back to the photo cell. The orientation takes place on each carousel plates.
The plates, which can be driven by clutch brakes system, stepper motors, or brushless, rotate until the photocell detect the mark and interrupt container rotation. At that point plates are ready to handle the container in the position required for the label applications.
By using another type of luminescence photo cell or camera it is possible to detect also ribs on plastic containers (ribs are made especially on containers for aesthetic purposes or for increasing the grip of the surface which has to be grab by the consumers).
The automatic mechanical orientation is applicable to containers with a cylindrical cross section. The first orientation device is the simplest and the cheapest. The orientation takes place on the labeller infeed star. A mechanical arrangement (a spring loaded lever) hunts and catches the container (which can be only cylindrical), by a spotting notch or bar moulded into the lower side wall area.
The bottle held in the required position is transferred on to the carousel plates. The degree of accuracy which is possible to have using this mechanical device is good but not the best possible.
The same device is used to orientate a cylindrical container according to its handle where the handle subsitute the spotting notch for feature. A second type of orientation takes place on each carousel plates. In this case the bottle centring platform is made up of two sections: an inner rotating section and a fixed outer section.
The container, always cylindrical, needs to have a spotting bar on its bottom. The bottle goes onto the plate (which at this stage, has the two sections at the same level) and, once that it is clamped firmly against the fixed auter plate section by means of pressure from the descending centring bell, the rotating inner plate section is held down via cam operated stirrup, enabling the spring loaded hunting lever to touch the bottle bottom. Then, by spinning the bottle around 360°, the lever catches the spotting bar. When the lever is into the spotting bar il will drag the bottle in the required position, ready to receive its labels.
In few cases the cylindrical container have letters, scales, figures in relief but no spotting bar or notch. NUOVA BRB has an orientation device solutions also for these special packages.
Through a mechanical sensor and a system of levers which increases the sensor sensitivity the device is able to detect a 3/10 of millimetre relief.
Moreover by positioning the lever on the machine carousel dish and by installing another very simple mechanical device, this system is not sensitive to containers eccentricity.
BRB Globus is able to offer to its customers a long and successful experience in self-adhesive labelling onto unstable containers.
For unstable container we mean these containers which, due to a very small bottom base or due to a very conical shape, need a puck or godet in order to be able to be handled into different machines of a bottling line.
The container is put into the puck at the beginning of the streaming line and de-puck at the end.The use of those pucks is quite common in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry,sometimes also in food sector.
The container arrives into the labelling machine in one of those pucks and here at BRB Globus we have a long experience in the handling of pucks in the labeller and also in designing them according to the label the customer wants to apply.
BRB Globus rotary labelling machines can apply excise stamp U and L shaped with cold glue and tamper evident or guarantee L shaped self-adhesive labels.
By means of an original and highly reliable outfeed star, the excise stamp, previously applied on the bottle neck in vertical position,is taken down to the cap (in case of excise stamp or security L), or to the cap and the other side of the neck (in case of excise stamp U shaped).
Automatic labelling machine Mega Combo 2 combines hot melt application and self-adhesive.
Mega Combo 2 has been designed for the pharmaceutical industry which requests application of booklets of instruction and information folded and multi-pages together with one self-adhesive body label on cylindrical or rectangular containers.Mega Combo has one or two self-adhesive labelling stations and one hot melt station.
The booklet is taken away from a fixed booklet holding magazine by means of vacuum rotating pallets.Then, a gripper cylinder takes away the booklet from the vacuum pallet. While on the gripper cylinder, the system applies hot glue on the booklet and finally the booklet is applied on the container.
Hot melt aggregate with CF guns + self-adhesive heads with Encoder
6,8,9,12,16,20,24 plates driven by greased gears or oil bath gears movement
Up to 3 labels application on cylindrical or shaped containers
The pasteurization tunnels or multi function tunnels of Corfill International are completely built in stainless steel. Their constructional feature is the modularity, which allows us to propose functional solutions, on single or double level, allowing the customer to optimize space and energy consumption. They are equipped with PLC and operator interface, allowing the customer to optimize the cycle time and the energy used to accomplish the work, minimizing the operating costs of the machine.
The high energy efficiency of the machine is guaranteed by the special shape of the spraying nozzles and a careful study of their distribution.
The flexibility of our project, let us have the following functions with a single tunnel:
This machine is used as a coolers for hot filled products.
This machine is used as a heater for cold filled products. This method prevents the condensation which may cause damage to the product being bottled.
The tunnels can be integrated into new Turn Key lines or existing lines.