Low level bulk depalletizer offers dedicated features for high speed depalletizing of reverse taper containers
A-B-C's sweep-off style bulk depalletizer has special features to run reverse taper bottles and unstable lightweight containers, offering an economical alternative to lift-off depalletizers that were often required for these bottle styles. The Model 108 has unique features to maintain complete control of the bottles in each layer from the pallet through transfer, to laning, to ensure maximum bottle stability throughout depalletizing. Automatic layer squaring/stabilizing and tier sheet containment are additional standard features that ensure smooth performance for all bottle styles.
The Model 108 is a low level machine that offers reduced installation costs, and maintenance is simplified with all operating components easily accessible. The open design provides high visibility for plant personnel and the control station is at floor level.
Flexibility is built-in as this depalletizer runs a full range of bottle styles with no change parts. Glass, plastic, metal, and composite containers run on the same machine¬ no special options are required. Low, medium, or high level bottle discharge allows this machine to fit any plant layout.
Bottle packer offers quick changeover to full range of sizes, pack patterns
Packagers who need to run multiple sizes and packs of bottles will appreciate the quick-change features of the Model 101 case packer that can reduce downtime up to 30% compared to conventional changeover practices. This packer is designed with complete gripper assemblies for all pack/bottle patterns that each packager requires to eliminate time-consuming gripper adjustment, and guide rail placement is simplified with sliding and locking handles to allow quick adjustment to the new specification.
In three steps, the changeover is completed:
- Unbolt and replace the gripper assembly
- Slide product guide rails to new settings
- Select the new container style at the operator control panel, which activates the proper machine actions for the new product/case handling
Setup testing is virtually eliminated, further reducing changeover downtime.
The Model 101 packs glass and plastic bottles, jugs, jars and specialty shapes, as well as metal and composite cans and many styles of cartons. The servo-driven pick and place operation ensures gentle product handling to maintain container and label integrity, and containers are packed under full control from the conveyor to the shipper. From lightweight glass bottles to heavy, industrial-sized containers, the Model 101 packs with gentle precision.
Partition opener/inserter delivers enhanced precision and flexibility
A-B-C's Model 70 partition opener/inserter with a dual servo powered partition handling device and no-tools changeover. The twin servos drive the partition indexing/opening and inserting, blending these two independent steps into one harmonious action that ensures gentle handling for smooth opening, precise placement and efficient case packing. Lateral stabilizers square the partition after opening to “lock” the partition’s interlocking panels and ensure smooth insertion into the waiting case or tray. A new video on A-B-C’s website shows the Model 70 partition opener/inserter in operation.
Changeover time is dramatically reduced up to 70% due to the new design that requires no tools or change parts for a complete range of partitions. All parameters are stored for immediate recall at the control console, and position indicators eliminate guesswork in adjusting to new settings. The operator just follows the step-by-step instructions to set the new parameters, and the machine is ready for return to production. To run new partitions, the operator simply inputs the parameters at the touchscreen display then stores the data for future changeovers.
The unit’s compact size makes it an easy fit on most plant production floors. The Model 70 is a good choice for packagers in the wine, spirits, beer, food and chemical industries, and any company packing glass or fragile products into a case requiring a chipboard partition.
Depalletizer module helps reduce corrugated waste by facilitating reuse of tier sheets and picture frames
For packagers seeking to reduce corrugated waste by reusing their depalletizing tier sheets and picture frames, A‐B‐C has introduced a separator/stacking module for the company’s Model 108 bulk depalletizers. The system automatically stacks the tier sheets and top picture frames on pallets in separate hoppers for easy removal by forklift once the stacks are filled. The palletloads are returned to the bottle supplier for reuse.
The module has a compact footprint to allow installation where floor space is limited or as an addition to an existing depalletizing system. The tier sheets and picture frames are securely transferred by an automatic pneumatic gripper system. It is operated by A‐B‐C’s intelligent control system, managed at the touchscreen operator station to allow customization for various pallet sizes and configurations.