Australia-based drinks manufacturer Bundaberg Brewed Drinks has installed a new Pegasus robotic palletiser at its Queensland facility.

The palletiser has been installed with manipulator infeed to help reduce carton damage, and improve production, enhance end-of-line efficiency and bottle handling.

Bundaberg Brewed Drinks engineering manger Darren Smith said that the palletiser has increased the facility’s capacity from 20 cartons per minute to 66 cartons per minute.

The palletiser can create layered patterns of cartons containing lightweight glass bottles that were filled with hot liquid without damaging them.

The installation was completed by Italian-based packaging, filling, handling and palletising systems specialists OCME.