Winery Toifl: With a 100% bottle fixation, the state-of-the-art wine bottling line in Austria

15.1.2016 Winery A&M Toifl is a renowned family business in the heart of Lower Austria. As a strong partner for the food industry and as international wine merchant, the family business is very well established. The range of wines impresses with a wide selection of high quality wines at reasonable prices. Reliability in all respects, flexibility, and progressiveness as well as innovative strength are the essential values of the Toifl family to further expand their market position in future.  Read more

AUTEFA Solutions Sweep-Off Depalletizer – 100% fixing of bottles reduces operating costs

11.1.2016 The sweep-off depalletizer from AUTEFA Solutions is equipped with an additional lifting column. The centering frame is separate from the sweep-off table. The sweep-off depalletizer from AUTEFA Solutions reduces operating costs and reclamation costs.

The sweep-off depalletizer from AUTEFA Solutions resolves an ever growing problem for filling plants. Normally, bulk glass bottles are delivered on flat intermediate layers. The pallets and glass bottles are protected with stretch/shrink films. This means that the rounded corners of the intermediate layers are bent downwards. The deformation of intermediate layers causes bottles to fall down during the sweep-off cycle. Customers also state that broken glass accumulates on the intermediate layer stacks and deposits on other intermediate layers. When using intermediate layers, this results in extremely high costs due to the necessary cleaning process. These cleaning costs are additional costs for the bottle filling company.

The sweep-off depalletizer from AUTEFA Solutions fixes and secures the bottle layer during every lifting and sweeping movement. Each bottle layer remains fixed by the centering frame until the sweep-off cycle is complete, at which time, the centering frame is opened. Maintaining control of the bottles at all times ensures that no bottles will fall. Independent from the type of packaging customer can feed any bottle size to the line.

AUTEFA Solutions "VacuGrip" - a new solution for palletizing and depalletizing bottles

The „VacuGrip“, a vacuum gripper developed and patent applied by AUTEFA Solutions Germany GmbH, is the economic solution for palletizing and depalletizing bottles. By developing the „VacuGrip“, AUTEFA Solutions provides an universal tool for palletizing and depalletizing customary beverage bottles as well as shaped bottles.

The gripper head is characterised by low total cost of ownership (TCO), because product changes without setup costs or the necessity of format parts are possible. A state-of-the-art machine control optimises energy consumption. Customers appreciate in particular the reliable and low-maintenance operation of all AUTEFA Solutions installations. The integrated centring for products and consumables guarantees a safe handling of the goods. Handling of intermediate layers as well as pallets is possible without any problems. Combined with AUTEFA Solutions robot solutions various products can be palletized and depalletized at several lines at the same time.

The AUTEFA Solutions production program includes robot and automation solutions. Alongside special solutions, palletizing, depalletizing, and automatic packaging machines are used worldwilde. Patented buffering solutions to optimize filling performance and handling systems reduce production costs. Installations from AUTEFA Solutions control the entire material flow from the production machines through to storage of the products in intermediate warehouses or high-bay warehouses.