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Automatic crater : Incamatic

  • Can handle different bottle neck sizes
  • Short side or long side leading crates, in single or twin lanes
  • Many possible configurations


Bottles infeed

  • Bottle feeding table with self-supporting structure in AISI 304 and stainless steel chains with 85 mm pitch.
  • The system includes :
    • Adjustable bottle guides that drive the bottles towards the pick-up heads.
    • Adjustable bottle vibrators that allow a gentle bottle feeding.
    • Bottles presence photocell that grants the right bottle dosing.

Bottle insertion

Inserting system

  • System composed by a motorized heads holding frame working at continuous motion.
  • Two motor-reducers allow perfect synchronization operating on both side walls.
  • Heads holding frame guided by a robust polyethylene cam.

Gripping heads

  • Bottle handling system by means of individual, pneumatically operated grippers, grouped on gripping heads adapted for different sizes of crates to be handled.
  • The number of gripping heads depends on the output required.
  • The gripping heads, that could be fixed or mobile, are anchored on a stainless steel frame.

Pneumatic grippers

  • Pneumatic grippers hold the bottles by the neck.
  • The bottle neck's picking system could be either by membrane or plastic sectors and tailor made solutions might be available for different bottle neck shapes.
  • Pneumatic grippers will be replaced by suction cups in case of cans.

Crates infeed / outfeed

Crates conveyors and centering device.

  • Crate conveyors can be single or double lane.
  • A mobile centering device aligns the crates so that they are in a correct position, thus allowing an accurate bottles insertion.
  • It consists of a folded metal frame with vertical movement driven by independent pneumatic cylinders.

Format changeover

Bottles and crates change.

Semi-automatic change for :

  • Infeed bottle guides
  • Adjustable bottle vibrators.
  • Gripping heads.
  • Centering device on crate conveyors.

  • Very gentle and accurate bottles feeding operations.
  • Sturdy stainless steel structure.
  • Reliable functioning.
  • Gentle product handling.
  • Smooth movement and reduced wear given by smart pneumatic cylinders.
  • Flexible system for different bottle necks.
  • Full and easy control of all machine's parameters.
  • Ergonomic access and operator safety.



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