Citrus Juice Bottles
220 bright yellow citrus juice bottles resembling lemons enter a grouping chain every minute. An F2 robot then picks them and places them into the transport tool of the transmodule. The attached label obviously lends a certain degree of difficulty to this process.
Once a transmodule is completely loaded, it moves towards the pack tray. The pack trays (extreme left in picture) are erected from flat lying blanks, glued and transferred to a vacuum conveyor. At the following station or sub-machine, three rows of five bottles each are picked up by a F2 robot from the transmodule and transferred into the tray. The partially-filled tray then moves to the third sub-machine. Now an interesting thing happens. A F3 robot waits to receive two groups of 12 bottles from the transfer robot which loaded the transmodule before so that it can then turn them upside-down and position, or better yet, insert them into three trays simultaneously.
In the fourth sub-machine, the loaded trays are picked up from the vacuum conveyor and placed onto the discharge belt. Two different bottle sizes can run on the machine.