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...








expand

Article taken from Glass Machinery Plants & Accessories bi-monthly magazine (6 issues per year)
Year: 2016 number: 6
Check out Glass Machinery Plants & Accessories magazine

1.827 Total results
Next »
Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10... Last of 115 
latestOrder by:

All GlassOnline Articles

Gracogti216

2016-04-21 |  Company news
The Graco® ExactaBlend™ AGP Advanced Glazing Proportioner, a new technology specifically developed to improve real-time ...

Kibing2016gti216

2016-04-21 |  Company news
Group acquires land to build two float glass lines with plans to expand in the near future

Gerresheimergm216

2016-04-21 |  Company news
Gerresheimer’s Primary Glass Packaging plant in Chicago Heights, Illinois, is its only plant in the US manufacturing t...

MirStekla2016gti216

2016-04-21 |  Events
Mir Stekla is the biggest trade fair for the glass industry in its region - and the 2015 edition confirmed this even...

ChinaCeramicgm216

2016-04-21 |  Events
New economic report finds signs of slow growth and prescribes action to shore up losses in the export market.

AmericanCeramicgm216

2016-04-21 |  Forming
Glass makes so much of our life possible, and is also an energy-intensive industry, in need of fresh solutions to...

Landglass2016gti216

2016-04-21 |  Furnace technology
In its activities aimed at meeting market demands in architecture, furniture, household appliance, automobile and solar...

Emiratesglassgti216

2016-04-21 |  Markets & trends
Established in 1998 in Dubai, Emirates Glass is an ISO 9001 certified organization, which provides a range of high...

Glasstec2gti2167

2016-04-21 |  Product news
Is there any way to enhance the technical properties of contemporary quality insulation glass, i.e. its Ug value, light...

Spheron2016gti216

2016-04-21 |  Software
London based firm, PLP Architecture, researches the use of real world HDR data with next generation simulation software

Ocmigm216

2016-04-20 |  Company news
Responding the the many and diverse needs and demands of the stemware market, OCMI is continuing to develop and upgrade...

WiegandGlasgm216

2016-04-20 |  Company news
This article focuses on Wiegand-Glas, one of the top three glass container manufacturers in Germany. It manufactures ...

Zecchettigm216

2016-04-20 |  Company news
Some years ago, Zecchetti started to collaborate with a number of Chinese glassworks, providing them with high-tech...

THAIgm216

2016-04-20 |  Containers
This article takes us through the history of glass manufacture – in ancient and modern times – and the importance of mor...

ChinaGlass2016gti216

2016-04-20 |  Events
This year’s edition of China Glass – the 27th event – will take place in Shanghai and will, according to the organizers ...

ChinaCeramicgm216

2016-04-20 |  Markets & trends
New economic report finds signs of slow growth and prescribes action to shore up losses in the export market.

1.827 Total results
Next »
Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10... Last of 115 

Our Glass Magazines & Annual Guides Read online free of charge

Glass-Technology International
 
Glass Machinery Plants & Accessories
 
World Glass Directory
 
Flat Glass World Directory
 
Return to top

Powered by GlassOnline Logo

Copyright © A151 S.r.l. 1996-2022 - All rights reserved

A151 S.r.l. - publications@glassonline.com - Cookie policy
Registered office: Via Antonio Gramsci, 57 - 20032 Cormano (MI), Italy
Company registry - Milan, REA No.: MI-2111551 | Share capital: € 10,000 | P.IVA/VAT No.: IT 02769870342