NALBACH Engineering, represented by Selpak Automation , has released the Necosort-III bottle unscrambler. It sorts a range of bottle types and consists of a rotating vertical hopper and only two moving parts.
One moving part sorts and moves all of the bottles to the discharge starwheel and the second is the discharge starwheel itself. There are no reciprocating motions, complicated mechanisms or hard to adjust container handling parts.
The design employs a sorting hopper that is turned vertically, significantly reducing the overall footprint of the system for easy integration into tight production areas.
The system is tolerant of damaged bottles, keeping high-speed production lines such as soft drink, juice and water filling lines in operation.
The design provides a queue of bottles for each sorting pocket, ensuring very high machine efficiency.
The drive system and all other major components are easily accessible for routine maintenance. Maintenance personnel are not required to get down on hands and knees to service the machine.
It comes with a touch screen machine controller with speed settings for each bottle type.