AUTEFA Automation has introduced a newly designed Sweep-Off depalletiser created to eliminate damage to glass bottles in filling lines. AUTEFA Automation of Augsburg Germany is a specialist in automated product handling and automated warehousing systems.
Conventional depalletisers deliver bulk glass bottles on flat intermediate layers (slip sheets), which are often protected by stretch/shrink films. This results in the rounded corners of the slip sheets to bend downwards. This deformation of the slip sheet causes bottles to fall down during the sweep off process, resulting in broken bottles with the potential for glass fragment contamination on the filling line.
The sweep-off depalletisers from AUTEFA are equipped with an additional lifting column and centring frame, which is separate from the sweep-off table. The machine fixes and secures the bottle layer during every lifting and sweeping movement. Each bottle layer remains fixed by the centring frame until the sweep-off cycle is complete. Intelligent software maintains control of the bottles at all times ensuring precision and minimising breakages.
AUTEFA will be displaying the glass bottle sweep-off depalletiser and the patented Vacugrip for empty plastic bottle palletiser/depalletiser solution in Hall 14 Booth C01 at the upcoming Interpack exhibition to be held in Dusseldorf, Germany 8th-14th May.
AUTEFA is represented in Oceania by HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies .