A manufacturer of children's' toys required a system for automatically orienting, feeding and delivering wands into soap bottles. The manufacturer required an inline system that would automatically orient the bottles and return them to the production line.
Creative Automation designed and manufactured a system to automatically orient and feed molded plastic wands. The first step in solving the customers' requirements was to make a change to the wands design to facilitate automatic processing. A molded collar was added to the stem of the wand to enable the wand to be "hung" between two rails. This change enabled Creative Automation to automatically orient and feed the wands. The bottle handling process, which accommodated 3 sizes of bottles, was built using a standard industrial feeding approach. The completed system processed 240 bottles/minute.