AUTEFA Automation of Augsburg Germany has introduced a new VacuGrip technology designed specifically for palletising and depalletising operations in lightweight containers.
AUTEFA specialises in automated product handling systems and automated warehousing systems.
The VacuGrip palletiser technology enables the creation and placing of layers of empty containers or bottles onto pallets. As the containers come off the blow moulder, they are positioned in a layer forming station and the VacuGrip gently lifts the bottles including the bottom layer pad from the forming station for placement onto the pallet.
A top frame is placed on top of the completed pallet top sheet before the pallets are stretch wrapped and/or strapped for transportation.
Conversely the VacuGrip system operates in a reverse sequence when used as a depalletiser where palletised containers are gently removed for feeding to a filler.
Thanks to the unique patented design of the universal VacuGrip head technology, the palletiser is ideally suited for palletising output from multiple low speed blow moulders onto separate pallet stations of different container types.
This universal tool for palletising and depalletising layers has a layer capacity of up to 40kg and can handle bottle sizes from 200ml to 3.75L. It can palletise and/or depalletise several product lines with various products consecutively as there is no need for format parts and the system does not require change over time.
AUTEFA is represented in Oceania by HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies .