CBW Automation (booth 3169), a manufacturer of high-speed automation for the plastics processing industry, packaging, and medical markets, will display some of its automation solutions at NPE2012, including its new high-speed automation system for case unpacking of lids/containers at the filling lines. CBW’s lid/container automation for unscrambling, orienting, stacking, transferring and case packing of products has been available for many years. New at NPE is the company’s unpacking automation that completes the entire line from molding and case packing to unpacking the cases. The same high-speed automation developed by CBW for case packing, is now available for unpacking.
Information will also be available in CBW’s booth on the company’s recently developed technology for flip-top caps. Using robotic part capture, the machines remove the caps using part-removal robotics, and closes them on the fly, placing oriented caps on a conveyer for downstream operations such lining or laser marking for lot traceability. Even with the robot intrusion into the mold, it’s ½-second faster in and out of the mold because the parts don’t have to fall clear of the mold before closing, the company stated.