A world-leading British beer and alcoholic beverages producer
Request for a complete start- and end-of-line solution for a new bottling line in Mexico. The customer required a technical solution able to meet the specific requirements dictated by the line layout, including: the need for a high-level, multi-format depalletiserfor glass bottles, a high-level palletiser able to receive boxes from two production lines, empty-bottle conveyor belts to feed the filler, box and pallet conveyor belts, and a pallet wrapping and labelling system.
The greatest problem to be solved was the limited space available and the need to develop a solution at height, since the bottling lines to be fed had to be installed three metres higher than the loading and unloading point of the machines.
Another unusual aspect was the requirement to simultaneously palletise products arriving from two different production lines. The customer also wished to reuse the pallets on which the empty glass bottles are delivered for the palletisation of the end product.
The system developed by Clevertech:
Clevertech developed and proposed a technological solution never before seen anywhere in the world: a machine able to depalletise emptyglass bottles and simultaneously palletise full glass bottles arriving independently from two distinct bottling lines.
The proposed system is composed of:
Clevertech’s proven Multibrand technology allows each SKU to be palletised independently according to the corresponding scheme. The pallets are then sent to a pallet conveyor line and a model PF 30 wrapper, with the possibility to insert vertical corners on the finished pallets, which is shared by the two lines.
Clevertech’s proposed solution is completely automated and does not require operator intervention to change formats, as well as being compact, limiting the area taken up and guaranteeing perfect operator accessibility and ergonomics.
The design was developed using a fully Integrated solution approach, which allows us to offer customers a complete interface optimised both from production and logistics standpoints, allowing for more efficient use of space, synchronised management, and reductions in costs and labour for system operation and maintenance.
This integrated approach provides for the following, amongst other things:
The system was supplied with the following technical documentation:
Overall system efficiency: 99%