Effective Solutions for Lubricating Bottles and Conveyor Belts

 

A machinery manufacturer implements a system by PNR Italia for the lubrication of glass bottles and conveyor belts

Effective Solutions for Lubricating Bottles and Conveyor Belts

 

A machinery manufacturer implements a system by PNR Italia for the lubrication of glass bottles and conveyor belts

SCENARIO FOR THE SECTOR
The Transport of Glass Bottles in the Food Industry

In the food industry, transporting glass bottles ensures production efficiency and safety.

Conveyor belts are essential for the continuous movement of bottles through various stages of the production process. These belts must manage complex transitions, such as filling, labelling, and packaging, which require adequate lubrication.

Using specific lubrication tools ensures the smooth movement of the bottles, reduces machinery wear, and minimizes the risk of bottle breakage, thereby contributing to a more sustainable and efficient production.

THE PROBLEM

Our client is a machinery manufacturer for casking and bottling.
The requirement was to design two solutions for two problems encountered during the transport phase of glass bottles on conveyor belts:

1- BOTTLES LUBRICATION
To prevent glass bottles from breaking due to collisions, they are sprayed with a silicone solution that enhances their sliding against each other. The solution is subsequently washed off.

2- CONVEYOR BELTS LUBRICATION
During transport, bottles often need to move from one belt to another. Lubricating the belts with a surfactant ensures smooth passage.

PNR ITALIA SOLUTION

Our technicians developed two solutions for the client’s needs:

1- BOTTLES LUBRICATION
For this application, a side manifold was designed with MX atomizers that, with a fan spray, can also reach the bottles in the center of the belt.

2- CONVEYOR BELTS LUBRICATION
The conveyor belts requiring lubrication are equipped with a horizontal manifold featuring GX flat spray nozzles that dispense the surfactant at a pressure of 2 bar.

TRANSPORT OF BOTTLES ON CONVEYOR BELTS
ILLUSTRATION

DETAIL A
Manifolds with MX Atomizers for Bottle Lubrication

DETAIL B
Manifolds with GX Flat Spray Nozzles for Conveyor Belt Lubrication

ADVANTAGES

The solution developed by PNR Italia enables the client to precisely control the lubrication of the belts, resulting in both liquid savings and economic benefits.

FOCUS ON THE PRODUCTS

MX
AIR ASSISTED ATOMIZER

MX bodies contain an air actuated cylinder which controls the spray operation by means of a needle, opening or closing the water inlet in the liquid nozzle.

GX
FLAT FAN NOZZLES

GX flat fan nozzle tips are usually mounted onto a pipe by means of a welded nipple or a clamp, and secured in place with a retaining nut. They can be easily replaced and the jet an be conveniently oriented in the desired direction.

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