ROBOTIZED STATION FOR PACKAGING BOTTLES INTO CARDBOARD BOXES

Date: 2013-07-25

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Product:

Four types of glass bottles filled with alcohol beverages, packed into cardboard boxes with flaps.

Purpose of the investment project:

The objective of the investment project was to increase the capacity of the packing process, to ensure collecting the entire production from one production line, with the option of handling the second lane in the future. Another assumption was to adjust the robotized packaging station to a very constrained working space, without the need to reconstruct the existing production plant. The dimensions of the robot's cell: 208x250x220 [cm]. An important aspect associated with the robotization of the packing process is a radical reduction of broken glass when placing the bottles into cardboard boxes.

Capacity:

The maximum output of the packaging station is 450 cardboard boxes// hour and is adapted to the capacity of the production line.

Robot station:

In order to match the working space available, the line employs a six-axis Fanuc Robotics robot type M710iC with a range of 2050 mmm. The robot has been equipped with a special gripper designed to pick up bottles from the existing picking and packing module and to stack them in the cardboard boxes.

The head picks up a whole layer of bottles in one cycle, which constitutes the content of a single cardboard box

Description of operation:

  • Depending on the type, the bottles are being packed into the cardboard boxes differently.
  • The cardboard boxes are made in advance in a machine and transported with open flaps by means of an existing conveyor to the packaging station.
  • Before placing in a cardboard box, the bottles are positioned to be picked up by the robot's gripper.
  • The maximum weight of a full cardboard box is 30 kg.
  • Each cardboard box is equipped with cardboard dividers which separates particular bottles.