Bottle handling equipment are custom made, non moving and moving parts
that are specifically designed keep bottles upright and stable in a
moving packaging line.
Equipment: One size does not fit
all in bottling lines. Many bottles are tall, irregularly shaped, poorly
balanced and generally unstable on a moving conveyor line. The
faster the conveyor line runs, even "good" bottles become more unstable.
Instability and imprecise movement of containers means packaging
downtime and lost profits.
Inline Filling Systems has mastered the "art" and science of precise
container and bottle handling with many specialized designs of gating
systems, gripper assemblies, timing screws, transporters, starwheels,
etc. This often overlooked expertise is what you get when you buy
a packaging system from Inline Filling Systems, Inc.
Maintain proper spacing
between containers that like to jam together on a moving conveyor.
Timing screws are often use for oval bottles in filling machines.
Keep the bottling line "choke
fed" with no spaces between containers so that they remain upright even
in high speed conveyor lines.
Motorized Belt Grippers
Often used to keep the
container stable when transferred over "dead" spaces from one conveyor
to another. The belt speeds are matched with the conveyor speeds so that
the bottle's momentum is never disturbed.
Grab the necks of tall bottles
with narrow openings or large bottles with significant manufacturing
variances. The necks are forced to line up equally spaced apart so that
nozzles can find their way into the opening.
Pneumatically controlled gates
are adjustable on three axis with adjustable height stabilizing fingers.
This ensures bottles are in the right place, standing up straight, and
keeping the bottle steady during the filling process.
Conveyor mounted unit consists
of a motorized horizontal disk running parallel to a continuously
running conveyor. Unit momentarily halts forward movement of the
container to create required spacing between containers upstream of
labelers, cappers and neck banders.