Single Serve Wine Bottles

Customer Challenge

The customer was looking for a buffer between Filler and Labeler to decrease the unnecessary downtime on the Filler.

Product Specifications

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Product --------- Full Bottles

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Size --------- 187 ml

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Material --------- PET

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Diameter --------- 1.980”

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Height --------- 6.017”

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Weight --------- 8 oz

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Rate In --------- 600 bpm

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Rate Out --------- 720 bpm

Description of Function

Infinity® Series Accumulator #1-2 will accumulate 2,555 Full Plastic 8 oz. beverage containers for 4.3 minutes. Depending on the line conditions, bottles will either accumulate on the Infinity™ Table or convey through the outfeed system to the Labeler. The constraint within the line is the Filler and must be kept running to increase product throughput. By integrating a buffer between the Filler and Labeler this allows the Filler to continue functioning when the Labeler temporarily shuts down. Once the Labeler is running the Infinity Accumulator temporarily outfeeds at surge speed until rebalancing, then continues at normal rate, decreasing product backup and increasing product throughput.

Drawings 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