Machinery Update: Vision brings capping gains

ATTILUS Continuous Motion Capping Machine

Thanks to Machinery Update for publishing the following piece about our ATTILUS Continuous Motion Capping Machine, emphasizing the gains that vision & robotic systems brings to capping machines. You can read the full piece on pg47 here.

Vision brings capping gains

Shemesh will integrate robotics and an advanced vision systems in its latest capping equipment

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

Set for launch in September, the Attilus capping machine incorporates robotic and vision system technologies in both the cap sorting and cap fixing phases of the machine to provide the company’s most versatile capping machine to date.  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 machine to sort and orientate caps from the most complex screw tops to trigger and pump caps. It also utilises 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. This ensures smoother and faster production.

The capper 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 and format changeovers. The Robotic enhancement ensures changeover downtime is kept to a minimum (under 20 minutes).

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, bottle orientation for inclined neck bottles and ATEX/EX Compliance.

“Shemesh Automation has built a reputation for staying ahead of the curve and the 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,” says Shemesh Automation CEO Shai Shemesh.

This article was first published in Machinery Update (July/August 2022) You can read the full article on pg 47 here.

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