Clear Automation's label applicator system processes 100 parts per minute

Clear Automation has designed a label applicator system using a Fanuc robot, Herma labeler, and graphical touch-screen human machine interface (HMI) to apply labels to liquid cosmetic bottles.

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A label applicator system has been designed using aFanucrobot, Herma labeler, and a graphical touch-screen human machine interface (HMI) to apply labels to liquid cosmetic bottles. The system applies a label, laser-etches a batch code, and inspects the code for readability and accuracy at a rate of 100 parts per minute. The turnkey vision system utilizes a conveyor, servo-driven screw, and linear indexer to transport the bottles through the stations for application, inspection, and packaging.
Clear Automation
Southington, CT, USA

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CLEAR AUTOMATION ANNOUNCES NEW 100 PARTS PER MINUTE LABEL APPLICATOR SYSTEM

System Utilizes a FANUC Robot, Herma Labeler and Graphical Touch Screen Human Machine Interface

Southington, Conn.- Clear Automation , a leading engineering integrator of robotic and machine vision systems, today announced its new 100 parts per minute label applicator system. The system was designed and built by the company to handle the application of labels to liquid cosmetic bottles. The system features a Fanuc robot,Herma labeler and a graphical touch-screen human machine interface (HMI).

"This system allows the manufacturer to apply labels at various stations along the travel of the indexer," said Ron McCleary, president of Clear Automation. "A label is applied, a batch code is laser etched and the batch code is vision inspected for readability and accuracy at an impressive speed of 100 parts per minute."

Clear Automation developed this system to apply labels to a liquid cosmetic bottle at a rate of 100 parts per minute. Bottles travel to the cell along a conveyor, upright in pucks. The pucks are fed into the cell by a servo-driven screw that spreads them to match the pitch of a linear indexer. A robot picks them from the pucks and lays them horizontally onto the indexer. Bottles that fail the inspection are ejected from the indexer into a bin. Good bottles are ejected onto a conveyor to travel downstream to packaging. The system features a Fanuc robot, Herma labeler and a graphical touch-screen HMI.

Clear Automation is a Herma Authorized Systems Integrator and designs systems with a variety of Herma labeling machines. The company chose the Herma labeler for the job after considering label size, label material, backing material, adhesive and product throughput. We can add barcode and/or date/lot code printing or laser etching, and vision inspection of label placement and print/etch quality.

Clear Automation specializes in the custom design, engineering, fabrication and installation of integrated robotic and machine vision systems. The company manufactures a variety of automated assembly and packaging machinery for multiple industries including personal care products, medical devices, automotive, electronics and machine components.

SOURCE:Clear Automation

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