Ware Handling

Hot End ware handling has to ensure the stable transport of the still hot and fragile containers from the IS machine into the lehr. This is the part of the production process where good ware can only be lost or damaged and the speed as well as the efficiency of the entire production line can be limited.

FlexStacker

FlexStacker

The new three axis FlexStacker is a result of a joint development project. It uses the FlexIS control hardware from the IS machine. This enabled the introduction of a pioneering human interface with built-in expert knowledge, allowing easy setup of the new stacker without the need of "specialists". Performance is proven to handle high speed loading into the lehr. FlexStacker

Pusher

FlexPusher

The FlexPusher mechanism transfers the containers from the dead plate onto the running conveyor. It combines the motion of two independent servo motors to generate the sweep out motion. The motion can be modified by changing parameters on the pusher page of the FlexIS control. FlexPusher

Conveyor

FlexConveyor

The new steel conveyor aims to combine all the different customer needs. This new standard improves the stiffness, reduces the reach distance, optimizes the wind box for equal flow with an option for two on/off controls, integrates the pusher cables and provides a height-adjustable dead plate. To improve the ease and safety of blow side accessibility the FlexConveyor has an integrated ladder. FlexConveyor

Pusher

FlexPusher SP - Special Performance

The FlexPusher SP Special Performance is a FlexPusher extension, addressing specific high speed triple gob, non-round and unstable productions, which could otherwise restrict the standard FlexPusher ware range. Where the ware range limitation is not an issue, standard FlexPusher installations are upgradable to FlexPusher SP (and vice versa), by changing the upper housing (conversion kit 904-12/16). The FlexPusher SP is so far not available on NIS machines due to the larger 22.5" section width. FlexPusher SP - Special Performance

Ware Handling Supervision

Ware Handling Supervision (WHS)

The Ware Handling Supervision WHS, fully integrated in the FlexIS timing, rejects incorrectly positioned containers at the Hot End. The unit uses a light barrier to detect cullet and "stuck" or "down" ware on the conveyor belt. An air reject system removes such ware from the conveyor before it can become the source of handling problems on the rest of the production line. Ware Handling Supervision (WHS)

Dual Row

Dual Row

Pharma Type II sodium calcium glass containers need a surface treatment to achieve the specified hydrolytic stability. Larger and faster machines have pushed existing dosing equipment on the machine conveyor to its operating limits. The new Bucher Emhart Glass Dual Row sytem uses the FlexPusher and allows changing between single and dual row within minutes. Dual Row

Ware Transfer

Ware Transfer

The Ware Transfer moves the containers from the machine conveyor to the Cross Conveyor. The transfer wheel has to cope with spacing variations and still transfer the containers with consistent spacing onto the Cross Conveyor. A smooth motion is essential to avoid damage or loss of any containers during the transfer. 178 Ware Transfer

Conveyor

Cross Conveyor

The Cross Conveyor has a unique cast iron girder, reducing vibrations and minimizing distortion due to the hot environment. It reduces installation service requirements (fluid cooling) and guarantees a long equipment life. The Cross Conveyor fits nearly all lehr widths and heights. CrossConveyor

SETO

SETO

The  Servo Electric Take Out SETO picks up the containers from the blow mold, moves them over the dead plate for cooling and afterwards releases the containers on the dead plate. A blacklash free pickup and a smooth transfer is essential to avoid damaging the sensitive hot containers. Increasing production speeds require tight control of the Take Out motion with dynamic servo motors. SETO