Clear Automation unveils the new label applicator system that is capable of labelling 100 parts per minute. The system was developed by Clear Automation for the application of labels to liquid cosmetic bottles.
The system comprises a Fanuc robot, Herma labeller and a graphical touch-screen human machine interface.
Ron McCleary, the president of Clear Automation, explained that the system had the ability to apply labels at various places along the indexer path. The label application process consists of three steps, first is the label application, next is the etching of the batch code and finally the batch code is checked for accuracy and clarity. All these steps are executed at an amazing speed of 100 parts per minute.
The liquid cosmetic bottles are moved in upright pucks along a conveyor to reach the cell. A servo-driven screw feeds the pucks into the cell and arranges the pucks to match the pitch of the linear indexer. From here, the robot takes over and lays them horizontally onto the indexer. The bottles that pass the inspection step are laid on a conveyor that transports them to the packaging division. The bottles that do not pass the inspection are thrown into a bin from the indexer.