Lanfranchi has developed a new generation of empty plastic bottle unscramblers featuring automatic changeover.
Developed in response to customer demand for shorter changeover times, Lanfranchi’s 'Flexi' incorporates two new patented technologies, the Liftmaster and the Twister. While the Liftmaster performs pre-selection of bottles, the Twister technology straightens the bottle orientation using pick-up suction heads.
Key advantages of the new Flexi bottle unscrambler include: high level functioning even with damaged bottles; ability to handle different shaped bottles using a vision camera that can read the position of the bottle and adjust the machine accordingly; no requirement for compressed air; and reduced noise.
The Flexi unscrambler can be changed over from one bottle shape to another in 2-5 minutes. Even bottles with handles can be unscrambled by the machine. The Flexi range of machines covers eight models with speeds from 5,000 to 22,000 bottles per hour.
Lanfranchi is represented in Oceania by HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies .