Anver Corp. says its new series of robotic grab heads are designed for use in high-speed packaging lines.
Cost reduction is often cited as the major reason for investment in robotics, as food packagers attempt to speed up lines.
Anver's robotic heads use compressed air to inflate and grip wide-mouth bottles, with minimal squeezing, in production packaging.
The robot is able to grab the bottles at 30 psi, a low pressure that prevents the distortion of bottle tops and containers,a problem that occurs especially with polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
The grabs are made from combination of high-impact plastic, aluminum, and metal parts, and are field-serviceableby hand, the company said. The company's wide-mouth bottle grabs feature air-powered internal bladders that pick-up bottles by the neck, from the top, and attach and release in milliseconds, the companyclaims.