Rotary Orientator

OR 10T


For containers from 0.33 L to 5 L

Rotary Orientator

OR 10T


For containers from 0.33 L to 5 L

The rotary orientator OR 10T, suitable for high-speed bottling lines, is designed for the handling of non-symmetric plastic containers that need to be oriented before the next process phases (filling, labelling, etc.). The machine is engineered to receive the containers not orientated and then place them in the required position and succession (all in the same direction, alternate, etc.) through a rotation by whatever angle required (typically 90°, 180°, 270°). This happens automatically according to a preset program. The rotary orientator OR 10T can handle any type of plastic or glass container.

Hourly output table with dedicated format

Electric power 1.50 kW
Air consumption at 6 bar
Weight 1100 kg

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Operating Principle

The machine essentially consists of two rotary platforms integral to each other that carry the orienting heads with centering plates. On the lower fixed-height platform there is a set of stainless steel plates whose rotation is controlled by clutch brakes. On the upper platform, height-adjustable to suit the bottle size to be handled, are set as many stainless steel upper idle plates as the lower ones, whose up and down movement is driven by a cam. The containers, coming from a slat conveyor, are positioned on the lower turning plates by a screw/star unit, while the corresponding upper plates descend till they slightly press the mouth of the bottle, locking it in position. While the container moves through the inlet star, its orientation is sensed by a reading station consisting of photoelectric devices or a video camera. If the container is properly oriented, the turning plate on which it rests receives no command and leads it to the outfeed star, without rotating.

On the contrary, if the container is incorrectly positioned compared to the preset program, the clutch brake allows the lower turning plate to rotate by an appropriate angle to position the bottle correctly before releasing it to the outfeed star. In this “release” stage the upper plates lift up so enabling the outfeed star to collect the bottles and set them onto the outfeed conveyor. Changeover is easy and quick and it is carried out by replacing wormscrew and stars; the upper platform height adjustment is done automatically through a button on the control board.

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

See Monobloc page