Following a global launch at Interpack 2017, Gebo Cermex has announced that its CareSelect bottle infeed system has won the Modular Machines category of the Best Future Machine Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation.
CareSelect is a patented universal and modular shaped-bottle infeed and collating system for robotic or traditional case packers, powered by Rockwell Automation’s iTRAK technology.
CareSelect can handle up to 400 products per minute depending on package size, shape and weight, easily surpassing traditional ‘endless screw’ collation systems in terms of bottle integrity and protection.
The system delivers shaped bottles to the packing machine with precision and care in the correct orientation and pitch, turning each bottle 90°.
Even unstable shaped products are smoothly and individually handled via independent movers.
To eliminate contact between products, flow is managed without accumulation at the infeed and friction time between the bottle and the system – when the bottles come into contact with machine parts – is dramatically reduced (by at least 20 times) compared to traditional infeed systems.
It also offers fully automatic changeovers in less than one minute, with no need for mechanical adjustments.