The programme consists of individual automation components. In conjunction with the machines of the bottling line concerned, these modules control the processes involved and support the operators in their work. Advances are particularly apparent in terms of replacing the moulds, where the MouldXpress Robot module comes into play, rendering operator interventions almost entirely superfluous when moulds are being replaced on the Contiform 3 Pro.

Mould replacement is thus performed swiftly, reliably and reproducibly. The swiftness results from the change-over procedure’s being automated and starting immediately as soon as the last bottle for the current batch has left the Contiform. Equally, the first preforms enter the oven as soon as the change-over has been completed.

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