Reagent Cubitainer Flap Control & Neck Positioning
Cubitainer boxes, transported directly from an upstream Pearson box erecting machine, enter the Farason system via a Hytrol conveyor.
Prior to the Hytrol roller conveyor, there is a straight section of flat belt conveyor where the customer will manually place the flexible plastic bottles with the necks uniformly oriented.
Cubitainers enter the system and are positioned by an alignment device to establish a reference point and square the container. Both axes are horizontal and programmable to provide handling flexibility for five
Leading and trailing box flaps are closed during the positioning move by means of a static rail for the leading flap and manipulation of the back flap by the alignment tool.
A second 2-axis device, horizontal and vertical, equipped with a neck locator is directed at the cubitainer flexible plastic bottle neck opening. The device is equipped with an end effector tool consisting of an inflatable bladder.
The bottle is prevented from moving upward with the neck by the leading and trailing box flaps secured by the Farason tooling.
Once the neck has been withdrawn from the bottle, and with the box flaps controlled, the cubitainer is moved forward via both 2-axis devices moving in concert, and the bottleneck is inserted into the Filamatic neck locator and transport device for transfer to subsequent downstream filling and capping operations.