The unscrambler can handle a large range of bottle sizes and types.
The machine is fully automatic and is designed with a large bottle hopper and elevator.
An adjustment mechanism allows for fast changeovers between different bottle types by simply performing a minor adjustment, without the need to replace any parts on the machine.
Operating principle is extremely simple.
The bottles are transferred from the large bottle hopper onto a rotating disc where the bottles are orientated for base- or neck leading transfer to the unscrambler.
Miss-aligned bottles are simply diverted back to the rotating disc by the infeed bumper and the aligned bottles are transferred to the infeed belt.
On the infeed belt, a hooking mechanism orientates the neck leading bottles to base leading orientation, whereas the base leading bottles simply push through under the hooking mechanism.
A series of side transfer belts lift the bottles into an upright position, ready for discharge from the machine. The discharge conveyor can feed bottles for base- or neck handling, i.e. to airveyor.
The discharge conveyor speed is synchronised with the unscrambler speed and the unscrambler speed is controlled entirely by the downstream demand for bottles.
The bottles are handled very gently, with no damage to the bottle surfaces.
Line Control Sensors on the discharge conveyor ensure that the downstream machines are continually supplied with bottles.