Sort, Orient, Feed, Insert, and Crimp Spray Pumps
Large capacity bulk supply hopper with elevating conveyor and live bottom belt eliminates bridging and cavitating of pumps in the hopper bin.
Pumps are controlled as they transfer from the feed track to a central starwheel for transfer to the rotary assembly turret.
High speed, continuous motion rotary assembly turret with infeed timing screw, infeed starwheel, center starwheel, and exit starwheel provides smooth handling and positive control of bottles (or pucks) throughout the process.
Upper rotary section consisting of multiple tooling heads equipped with crimping chucks utilizes a barrel cam with removable segments to achieve a wide range of vertical motion to accommodate differing dip tube lengths.
Dip tubes are secured and aligned from top to bottom and guided into the bottle opening to accommodate curved and flimsy tubes. Sensors verify dip tube presence.
Stainless steel and anodized aluminum construction with full interlocked guarding for long service life and safe operator intervention.
A suitable PLC coupled with an operator interface panel controls sequence logic and reports system status and diagnostic messages enabling operators to easily understand machine operation and simplify troubleshooting.
All electrical devices and wiring comply with Class 1, Division 1 electrical requirements. Control panel with PLC and operator interface panel are mounted externally of the explosion-proof area in a remote electrical enclosure.
Speed range up to 150 bottles per minute for the machine shown. Other size machines and head counts are available to accommodate higher production rates.
Cap, plug, or insert application, and multi-part assembly.