Universal Robina Corporation (URC) is a Philippine multinational with an established market especially in South east Asia in the Food & Beverage industry. URC PHILIPPINES requested a solution to produce “new” water bottles for mass consumption, having specific needs:
- Line speed of 50,000 bph – labelling machine speed of 55,000 bph
- Processing of an “ExtraLight” bottle in 350 ml and 500 ml sizes, produced blow moulding machine.
The solution that we proposed and installed is a ROLLMATIC with brushless motorised plate belt, reel-holders, also servo-driven, dedicated brushless HS glue roller and, obviously, automatic joiner.
In addition, a special infeed solution with drive-break curve, long feed-screw and additional starwheel has also been designed and implemented for the correct infeed of soft bottles into the machine.
The low consistency of the bottles was a great preoccupation for the success of the project. However, with the right solutions described above, corrected and adapted during the FAT and the machine has been operating for over a year in three shifts with great customer satisfaction.