Large volume water bottles usually feature a neck handle for easier carrying. Manual application of handles on bottles after filling and capping is possible, but only for very small filling lines and line throughput. Increased capacity requires full process automation, so for Cetina water plant we have manufactured an automated handle applicator.
After the handle a fed from a vibro-feeder, a vision system determines the correct handle orientation and whether they need to be flipped over before being transported to the application buffer and head. This unit will enable the Client full automation of 7-lit bottle line for increased throughput and lower production costs.