Roberts PolyPro to launch robotic bottle handle applicator variants at Pack Expo 2015

20 September 2015 (Last Updated September 20th, 2015 18:30)

Roberts PolyPro, a product packaging solutions provider powered by Pro Mach, will unveil high-speed robotic bottle handle applicators at Pack Expo this year.

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Roberts PolyPro, a product packaging solutions provider powered by Pro Mach, will unveil high-speed robotic bottle handle applicators at Pack Expo this year.

The products, the new CM-30 and CM-60 robotic bottle handle applicators, will be able to handle up to 30 or 60 cases a minute, the firm said.

Equipped with the advanced Roberts PolyPro fully recyclable HDPE extruded handles, the product variants can deliver optimum flexibility in pack configurations from single bottle handles up to 12 packs and various combinations in between.

In addition, these will offer space-saving benefits, compared with other robotic applicators, since the robot is inverted mounted under the top of the machine's frame.

"Pack Expo provides a great opportunity to see this new system in action."

The applicators also feature ProTech by Pro Mach, which is expected to deliver highly secure remote monitoring for overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) data and remote tech support and service capability.

Roberts PolyPro sales director Chris Turner said: "High-speed, small-footprint, flexibility in handle application, low-cost/high functionality handles, and ProTech make this new series of robotic bottle handle applicators an outstanding solution and value.

"The remote monitoring and services and tech support features can have a profound impact on uptime and throughput, making the packaging operation ever more competitive. Pack Expo provides a great opportunity to see this new system in action."

Pack Expo will also host two conveying demonstrations from Shuttleworth, which is also powered by Pro Mach.

While the first of the two, Shuttleworth servo loop demonstration, will portray fully automated in-feeding, vision-based rejection, combining, and dividing of products, the second demonstration for the bakery loop will integrate a stainless V-Clean Slip-Torque conveyor with a KLEENLine lane switch module.


Image: Roberts PolyPro's new robotic bottle handle applicators have been designed to handle up to 30 or 60 cases a minute. Photo: courtesy of Pro Mach.