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OCMI: minimizing manual glass handling with Roboglass, an automatic loader

2015-12-20 | Handling

OCMI-OTG is a well-known supplier of equipment for the manufacture of tubular glass containers for pharmaceutical use. The company’s product range includes not only basic forming machines and after-forming lines, but also a wide series of equipment aimed at reducing manual handling, increasing automation and efficiency.

OCMI: minimizing manual glass handling with Roboglass, an automatic loader
Manual operations
Operations where the glass tubes used in the manufacture of pharmaceutical glass containers are more subject to manipulation by operators are loading, quality control and packing.
Manual intervention of operators on glass could increase the risk of cosmetic defects on the finished products and the consequent rejection of a great number of containers.
This is one of the reasons why customers who are more and more oriented to continuous efficiency and quality improvement are particularly sensitive about these developments in reducing glass manual handling.

Automatic tube loading
The automatic tube loader Roboglass by OCMI guarantees continuous machine loading by replacing the traditional manual operation carried out with rotating turret loaders. This device is equipped with a special tube supporting structure with grippers made in PVC to avoid marks on glass surfaces.
With Roboglass, the only manual function the operator has to do is the loading of tube packages into the loader deposit. Tube handling is carried out automatically by the loader: from picking, lifting, rotating, placing in the waiting position, right up to loading in the machine station to start the cycle.
The automatic loading concept consists in loading any empty station of the forming machine by keeping one tube in pre-loading position while the previous one is being processed by the machine.
Loading of the glass tube is made possible by means of a photocell installed in the correct position to...








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