Automatic crater / decrater designed specifically for returnable glass bottle filling lines with rapid format changeovers. The movements of this automated machine are programmed to perform high-speed crating/decrating. Suitable for various applications, the machine is very flexible thanks to the modularity/orientation of the units, wide working area and combined operations. Easy access and minimal floor space requirements mean it can be readily fitted into existing lines.
- Bottle handling system by means of individual, pneumatically operated grippers, grouped on gripping heads adapted for the various sizes of crates to be handled
- The beam supporting the gripping heads can move on three axes; two are used for crating/decrating operations, while the third is used for automatic format
- Movements controlled by self-braking brushless motors
- Fully automatic operation, controlled by PLC Siemens S7.