Machinery Update: A robotics-enhanced line handles cosmetics range

Machinery Update published this article highlighting Shemesh’s TKS-C60 Complete Turnkey Packaging Line for Cosmetics. You can read the original article on pg 18 here.

A robotics-enhanced line handles cosmetics range

Shemesh is launching the TKS-C60 robotics enhanced packaging line for cosmetics that has been built to handle the entire process – feeding, filling, capping, labelling, case packing and palletising products of all shapes and product sizes.

The TKS-C60 is a seamless, uninterrupted bottling line for a range of products from creams and foundations to fragrances and nail polish and runs at a rate of 60 bottles per minute.

The line consists of three ABB Delta robots – one on the product unscrambling station, one for accurate multi-capping and one for case packing – as well as an integrated advanced vision system.

The line’s two lanes offer greater flexibility, with the capability to pack different products on the same line simply by setting up the requisite recipes via a smart HMI screen. The linear rather than rotary feed means there are fewer parts for faster and easier changeovers and cleaning. It can identify cap types of any dimension – screw caps, snap-on caps, pump/spray caps and more.

For shaped products, the line can also include puck loaders and unloaders to offer maximum flexibility. ETNA, the line’s automatic bottle unscrambler, uses an ABB/FANUC spider robot to provide precise bottle orientation, covering virtually all bottle types common to the cosmetics sector.

The robotic elements ensure no change parts are required (except in some cases for
the robot grippers) when unscrambling multiple different bottle shapes.

Adapted to work with corrosive products as well as flammable liquids, such as nail polish remover,
the TKS-C60 is Industry 4.0 ready and offers ATEX protection standards in explosive atmospheres.

You can read the full article, published by Machinery Update on pg 18 here.