This application is particularly suitable for handling 3- and 5-gallon bottles.
Sipa first presented this configuration in 2000 and since then has acquired significant experience in handling a range of 5 gallon bottle types, including round, triangular and rectangular.
Numerous types of racks have also been utilized in both metal and plastic, and palletization on pallets completes the configuration options for this type of application.
Its 6-axis robotic configuration is especially good for complex movements, making it extremely suitable for handling “special” containers and packages, including large-sized ones such as canisters, drums, kegs, etc.
Again here the heart of the application is its head designed for optimum gripping during the entire handling process, without damaging the container in any way.
Depending on the installation speed, multiple heads can also be mounted in order to handle a number of containers simultaneously (from 1 to 10 during racking of full 5 gallon bottles) with the choice of robot model based on the weight to be handled.
A modular gripping system has been designed to provide for interchangeability of the grippers as the installation evolves over time.
For these operations, movement precision, reliability and consistency are fundamental, but there are also safety measures against unforeseen problems, such as damaged or defective racks. In these situations, the internal safety program stops the machine before the installation is damaged.
Robby Rack may be used for either depalletizing or palletizing lines, as well as in combined cycles to simultaneously empty and fill the rack.
If required by the application, self-adjusting grippers to handle special racks or ones of different size can also be supplied.