PCE are delighted to introduce their dynamic new MK5 ISBM Robot – the ultimate solution for take-out and integrated leak testing.
The MK5 Robot features a 6-axis robot, providing the versatility to take-out containers of all shapes and sizes, with moulds of all cavitations. In addition to a straight forward take-out and conveyor placement routine, the concept boasts:
- A complete cycle time of 6 seconds from collection of containers, to placement upon an outfeed conveyor (Mould and Container Design dependent).
- Inversion of containers to help remove foreign bodies/particles.
- Inclusion of HEPA filtration, for more demanding mould applications.
- Programming of multiple products, in a matter of seconds, via an intuitive touch screen display.
- Integration of container testing, prior to conveyor placement.
To compliment the MK5 Robot, PCE have developed their innovative PCE AirFlow test; this uses the latest flow testing methods to detect flows of 2cc/min, as opposed to the more conventional process of pressure decay testing. Following the PCE AirFlow test, failed containers are expelled into a rejection chute, providing the added assurance that no failed products can reach the outfeed conveyor and into the supply chain.
The MK5 Robot has been designed to enable the incorporation of further functionality, whilst maintaining control of containers. This can include in-line testing from block-bore checking, as well as visual inspection and leak testing processes.
The general build of the MK5 Robot follows the well-known strengths you would expect from a PCE automation, from the robust welded frame; PLC control with colour TFT HMI; full CE marking and easy integration to the ISBM. With its compact yet robust design and impressive small footprint, the MK5 Robot is easily portable and simple to maintain.
James Cook, Manager Director at PCE commented:
“The MK5 Robot is a positive evolution of a long-standing range, combining flexibility with the strength of existing design. The incorporation of the latest testing techniques means that only compliant bottles can leave the machine, which delivers the added quality assurance that our customers expect. The 6-axis robot simplifies the set-up process for a variety of containers; requiring minimal changes and delivering high OEE figures.”