CHP Packer International: Meet ATTILUS

ATTILUS Continuous Motion Capping Machine

Thanks to Binstead for publishing the following piece about our unique new ATTILUS Continuous Motion Capping Machine in their CHP Packer International Magazine. You can read the full piece on pg 36-37 of the Summer 2022 Issue here.

Integrated robotics and advanced vision system to cap-off latest packaging machinery innovation

Shemesh Automation, will be incorporating robotics and an advanced vision system into its next generation of capping machines. This exciting development will introduce unmatched flexibility and enable higher speeds and enhanced accuracy in automatic caps, pumps and triggers sorting.

Shemesh has built a 30+ year reputation for delivering quality capping solutions across a range of sectors. From its THORO series, handling a wide range of Snap-On, screw, twist-off caps, to more specialty models like the ALANTRA pump, spray & trigger capping machine.

Now, thanks to the introduction of integrated robotics, Shemesh has taken their capping offering to the next level with one machine that is capable of affixing trigger, pump, screw, Snap-On and other cap types, at even higher speeds.

Set for launch in September 2022, the ATTILUS utilizes the very latest robotic and vision system technologies in both the cap sorting and cap fixing phases to provide its most versatile capping machine to date.

A Robotic Sorter based on Delta Robot and an advanced vision system allows the ATTILUS to sort and orientate caps from the most complex screw tops to trigger and pump caps.

Also, the ATTILUS utilizes a pick & place Cartesian Robotic Arm (gantry two axis robot), which is servo-controlled, to track and deliver the caps to the bottles while in motion, ensuring smoother and faster production.

The ATTILUS operates at up to 80ppm and includes bottle tracking and a synchronized gantry robot based on encoders and servos. Its integrated Siemens/AB PLC & HMI puts the operator in complete control, allowing simple programming – changing formats and course of movement at the touch of a button. The Robotic enhancement of the ATTILUS also ensures changeover downtime is kept to a minimum (under 20 minutes).

The standard ATTILUS features include Servo controlled torque QC and cap position QC, as well as an array of optional features such as: vision QC system for cap position, fully automatic servo-controlled changeover which translates to under 5 mins changeover time and eliminates operators’ interventions and human error, bottle orientation for inclined neck bottles and ATEX/EX Compliance.

It is also built to include all of the standard specifications you expect from Shemesh machinery, including: Industry 4.0 ready, Minimal changeover time, Tool free changeovers, Festo pneumatics and Servo systems, Complete SST304/316L design, SIEMENS HMI & S7-1500 PLC series (Allen Bradley – optional), BANNER/ SICK/OMROM sensors, E-stop buttons and safety interlocks wired through CAT IV safety controller., CE, ANSI, OSHA, NFPA and NEC compliant, ABB Delta Robot, SEW/Siemens Motors and Cognex Vision Systems

Shemesh Automation CEO Shai Shemesh commented; “Shemesh Automation has built a reputation for staying ahead of the curve by constantly innovating and using the latest technology to push the boundaries of what we’d previously thought possible. ATTILUS, is the perfect example of this – with the incorporation of robotics and advanced vision technology to deliver a faster, smoother more versatile and even more accurate capping solution than ever before.”

You can read the full piece on pg 36-37 of the Summer 2022 Issue of CHP Packer International here.