Read the article in Glass Worldwide Magazine, december 2016 issue :
"A Novaxion swabbing robot has been installed on an existing Bucher Emhart Glass AIS machine with FlexIS controls at Vetropack’s glass container plant in Kremsmunster, Austria, where it is used to swab blank moulds and neck rings.
By using the automatic swabbing cycle in the FlexIS controls, the swabbing robot provides ‘swab on the fly with respect to the blank moulds. The successful installation has been possible thanks to the close co-operation between Vetropack, Bucher Emhart Glass and swabbing robot supplier Novaxion.
By installing a swabbing robot,Vetropack will gain time for the operators to use the process sensor systems for trimming the process to improve the reliability of the production process, as well as product quality.
Bucher Emhart Glass can supply glass forming machines with integrated swabbing robot from its factories in Sweden and Malaysia. The robot is fully integrated with theFlexIS control. For retrofit installations, there is an interface connection box to be mounted in the cabinets for each section.
Supply of integrated swabbing robots with the forming machines is part of the Bucher Emhart Glass strategy to provide automation solutions to customers for increased profitability. "