Consistency and safety
Bucher Emhart Glass now provides FlexRobot system integrated with IS, AIS, BIS and NIS machines. The FlexRobot system is mounted on the Blank side Panel and integrated with the FlexIS controls.
The supply of integrated FlexRobots is part of Bucher Emhart Glass strategy to provide automation solutions to our customers for increased profitability.
The FlexRobot swab the blank molds and neck-rings The Swab Robot system is provided in cooperation with the supplier Novaxion who has a long experience with Swab Robot system in Glass machines.
For Tandem machine installation, one FlexRobot services the entire Tandem machine.
A robot is perfect for repetitive work which makes it ideal to be used for swabbing.
Eliminate strain injuries
During an 8 hour shift an operator approximately performs 700 swab movements, and lifts the arm to activate the manual swab cycle more than 200 times.
Using a swab robot avoid repetitive strain injury
Decreases the amount of swab liquid
Amount of swab is decreased with the use of a swab robot
Increase the output
The swab robot swabs the blank molds “on the fly” which increases the output from the machine
Increase mold life time
The lubricant is sprayed inside the molds and there is no contact between spray nozzles and the mold surface which eliminate wear on the molds
Gain time for trimming the process
A swab robot will gain time for the operators to use the process sensor systems for trimming the process to achieve higher output from the machine
Reduces risk for accidents
The swab robot decreases the time the operator needs to interact with the machine and therefore risk for accidents