Shibuya Hoppmann designed a Sports Cap Feed and Capper Assembly System for a major closure manufacturer. The system feeds, orients and assembles spouts and locking caps at an output rate of 200 ppm using an eight-station continuous motion assembly system. Each station had an individual servo motor to precisely torque each cap assembly to preset specifications.
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Shibuya Hoppmann's custom designed Bottle Feed System uses unique urethane scallops to singulate and orient empty 2 ounce energy drink bottles. The system then ionizes and flips them 180˚ and takes them downstream to filling operations at an output rate of 525 bottles per minute.
See it at PACK EXPO Booth #C-540! NJM/CLI’s Unisort Model 30 Unscrambler features a sorting vertical elevator that reduces the overall footprint of the machine for easy integration into tight production areas.
Last year we asked automation consultant John Kowal to present 6 trends to anticipate in the coming year. Here's what Kowal, who is now packaging market development manager at B&R Industrial Automation, for another round of trends.