Linear Orientator

OL EL CN


For containers from 0.33 L to 5 L

Linear Orientator

OL EL CN


For containers from 0.33 L to 5 L

The machine is designed to orient, by whatever angle required (typically 90°, 180°, 270°), asymmetric plastic containers with vertical protruding neck standing on a slat conveyor, in order to place them in the requested position and succession (all in the same direction, alternate, etc.). This happens automatically according to a preset program.

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Electric power 1.10 kW
Air consumption at 6 bar
Weight 280 kg

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Operating Principle

A video camera reading station in the machine inlet area detects the position of the containers in transit and defines the rotation angle necessary to obtain the required orientation. The rotation is operated by two belts with independent brushless motorization: they work on the bottle neck at different speeds according to the input received from the video camera, so they allow to rotate the container on its vertical axis by whatever angle, in order to place it correctly oriented at the machine outfeed, independently of its infeed orientation. To enable orientation a rubber-wheel spacer, mounted just before the belts group, spaces the containers out in order to create a suitable rotation space, since only one bottle at a time can pass through the orientation belts group. The correctly positioned containers proceed their run along the conveyor with the belts which, moving at the same speed, leave the orientation unchanged.

This system assures a high hourly output and a regular and reliable working because the containers movement on the conveyor is never stopped; moreover, since it eliminates any accumulation need, it also allows to reduce the overall dimensions of the line. Considering the applications and speeds this orientator is usually employed for, the slat conveyor that crosses the machine shall be provided with a vacuum suction unit.
The orientator is provided with an automatic changeover system that, by means of servomotors, adjusts the belts position both in width and height so as to adapt them to work on the necks of different containers sizes.

The orientator can be assembled in monobloc with a rotary unscrambler, with advantages of price, amount of space and line efficiency.

See Monobloc page