Thanks to Packaging World for publishing the following piece about our ATTILUS Continuous Motion Capping Machine. You can read the full piece here:
Continuous Motion Capping Machine
Shemesh’s Attilus continuous motion capping machine is designed to sort and orientate caps from screw tops to trigger and pump caps. It features a robotic sorter based on a delta robot and an advanced vision system.
Set for launch in September 2022, Shemesh’s Attilus capping machine 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 80 ppm 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
The Attilus includes the following standard specifications:
• 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/Omron 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
• Cognex Vision Systems
This article was originally published on PackagingWorld.com (June 2022)