Model 101U Pick and Place Uncaser

Model 101 bottle unpacker
Gentle product handling and precise operation are key in maintaining maximum package quality, and A-B-C lift and place uncasers provide both. Synchronized operation keeps containers under complete control during uncasing. PLC electronics precisely implement all operating commands to ensure accurate placement, and provide instant response to changing production conditions.

For glass or plastic containers, choose the Model 101, a pick and place uncaser that provides smooth and gentle product handling to maintain optimum package integrity.

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Features and Benefits

Model 101U Robotic action ensures gentle handling

Robotic action ensures gentle handling

The pick and place operation is servo-driven, providing precise container placement thereby reducing label damage and container scuffing. Containers are not dropped, but are gently lowered to the bottom of the case, providing:
- Improved bottle stability when handling lightweight plastic containers
- Reduced risk of breakage when handling glass
- Gentle handling of heavy, industrial-sized containers
- Offers packagers the option to use thin-wall containers without sacrificing packaging performance


Intelligent Control for top performance

Non-contact sensors monitor decasing operation, providing instant response to changing conditions
- All machine actions are controlled by PLC for precise operation
- Robotic uncasing head is programmed to travel the shortest path from conveyor to case and back, for maximum speed and efficiency

Model 101U Features to ensure gentle product handling

Features to ensure gentle product handling

Containers are firmly controlled from conveyor to case, utilizing a variety of container grippers depending on the product. The gripping mechanisms space the containers during transfer to accommodate case partitions and ensure smooth packing with no bottle contact.

Model 101U Designed for quick changeover

Designed for quick changeover

Changeover is a simple three step process: adjust or replace container gripper assembly, slide product guide rails to accommodate the new containers, and select the new container on the control panel.



  • Electrical: Primary 460v, 60hz, 3ph, NEMA 12
  • Air: .7 scfm per case at 75 psi

High Performance Features:

  • Heavy gauge steel frame construction
  • SEW Eurodrive motor for main horizontal movement
  • Allen Bradley servo motor for vertical head movement
  • Intelligent control (PLC) of all machine functions
  • Color touchscreen control panel – allows manual operation of all functions
  • Variety of container handling options: pneumatic, vacuum or mechanical grippers, depending on product characteristics

Reduced Maintenance Features:

  • Solid state proximity sensors with quick-disconnect fittings
  • Photo eyes with background suppression
  • Elevated beacon fault light

Floor Plan Drawings

Click the link below to download the floor plan in .dwg format. If you need another format, please call 800-237-5975 and we will be happy to help.

- Model 101 Unpacker Floor Plan

Did You Know?

You can open and insert up to 60 chipboard partitions per minute on A–B–C’s Model 70 dual head partitioner.