At PACK EXPO2010, Omega Design Corporation
introduced an updated bottle unscrambler that replaces the company's popular Economy Rotary Pocket (Model ERP) unscrambler with advanced automation technology and frame fabrication techniques that make Omega performance more affordable for applications that don't require the full functionality of the company's mainline Model RP servo unscramblers. Booth personnel provided performance comparisons to help specifiers select the right model for their needs.
The compact, fully automatic unscrambler still features Omega's patented, self-adjusting rotary pocket system, which maintains full yet gentle control over plastic or glass containers. It can handle various shaped containers, symmetrical or asymmetrical, from fractional to 64 oz., at speeds from 20 to 280 containers per minute.
Omega Design selected an integrated operator panel/automation controller along with intelligent I/O and AC drives, all from B&R Industrial Automation
, to deliver performance, ease of use and maintainability. B&R's packaging group provided the engineering support to optimize the unscrambler's cost/performance balance.
Uncompromising design features include improved guarding, electrical/positive break interlocks, a 20 cubic foot easy-load hopper, flow track elevator and rotary disc style sorter.
Options include tool-less changeover, integrated ionized air rinse, discharge conveyor and low level hopper.