Bottled Water

Customer’s Challenge

The customer was looking to increase product throughput. 

Product Specifications

9

Product --------- Plastic Bottles

Size

12 oz

Diameter

2.5″

Height

6″

Infeed Rate

360 BPM

Outfeed Rate

420 BPM

Description of Function

To find where we can help the customer, we first must perform a line analysis. This will tell us what the constraint is within the line and in this case, it is the filler machine. By integrating one of our Infinity™ accumulators between the filler and the labeler to function as a buffer it would prevent any unnecessary stoppage within the line and keep the constraint running at its full potential.

The Infinity™ Series Accumulator #1 will accumulate 1,650 bottles for approximately 4.5 minutes. Bottles will enter in single file from the existing filler and will either accumulate on the Infinity™ Table or convey bottles through to a 2 (two) lane nested pattern outfeed. This outfeed will nestle bottles down to a single file via pressure combiner and feed to an existing labeler at 180 BPM. From here bottles will side transfer and mass up by slow down conveyer w/ stepped guide onto a large 10 lane conveyor #10 that will feed in mass to an existing case packer.

Drawing for Project

U.S. Patent # 6,575,287; 6,612,425; 6,612,417; 6,648,124; 6,959,802; 6,964,329; & 7,322,459 – International Patent # 1,461,275; 2004/4385; 2004/3144; 2003257101; 2003237267; 2002337898 & 2002366575 Other US & International Patents Pending