A manufacturer of hollow plastic objects needs a cooling line for plastic bottles. The bottles are ejected from the blow moulding machine in two lines and must then be converged on a conveyor line for feeding to the subsequent cutting machine and inspection. The bottles must be transported upright to ensure that they retain their shape during cooling and do not become deformed. The cooling line must also be able to be used with different blow moulding machines and adapted accordingly.
The transfer line was constructed with the Versaflex A08 flat top chain conveyor system. First, the two lines of the machine separator are guided around a curve and then converged in it. To ensure a smooth start, the slower converged line was separated from the faster main conveyor line and then connected to a transfer section. Due to the low weight and high centre of gravity of the standing bottles, the line was equipped with a double side rail free of gaps. The line is designed to be stationary, but can be easily adapted to different machines due to the large adjustment travel of the feet.
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