Robot systems

Robot-based solutions for sorting, commissioning and packaging bottles in the full and empty container area.
The systems are specially adapted to your requirements; there is always a customer-related elaboration depending on the task.

Sorting robot

sorting robot

The sorting robot takes over the automatic sorting of the bottles in the continuous running crate.

The robot can be scaled or expanded depending on the available space and the task at hand. It consists of several individual sorting stations, each of which has two to four packing tulips.

One packing tulip is responsible for removing the wrong bottle, the other for inserting the correct bottle. The correct bottle is brought along from the buffer, so that the travel ways are reduced to a minimum.

The 4-tulip operation is useful for sorting crates with a mixing > 50% (to avoid too many empty crates). In this operating mode, a crate can be emptied completely in one pass and filled again completely sorted.

The wrong bottles are removed and the correct bottles are inserted in the continuous crate, i.e. the packing tulips travel with the crate at the same transport speed. It is not necessary to stop the crates; the speed (and thus also the sorting capacity) remain constant.

As each sorting station is responsible for only one bottle and the packing tulips can move to any position in the crate, crates of different partition types can also be sorted simultaneously. Thus, for example, both 20- and 24-crates (long-side-leading) and 11-crates (short-side-leading) can be moved through the robot. No special format parts or conversion work is necessary.

The capacity of the sorting robot is approx. 1,200 crates per hour, depending on the expansion level.

The robot can also be equipped with an empty crate infeeder for several crates, so that even non-production or foreign bottles can be collected in the right crate.

Example-Video (Erdinger Weißbräu)

Example-Video (Holsten-Brauerei)

Example-Video (Sternquell-Brauerei)


Realization of multiple tasks with one machine in a small space.

  • Repackaging of full bottles from 20-bottle to 11-bottle crates
  • Repackaging of unsorted empties from 11-bottle to 20-bottle crates
  • Packing of bottle pulks in wrap-around packaging (sixpacks)
  • Packaging of six-packs in a crate or tray.


  • separation of processes (filling/packing)
  • longer filling cycles without changeover
  • rminimized stock (as a result of order-related packaging)
  • cost-efficient packing even for small batches
  • small investment needs
  • low space requirement
  • compact system
  • high flexibility due to modular design
  • realization of different (customer-related) tasks with one system
  • performance (10,000 bph) designed for energy efficiency and customer benefits

Example-Video (Wernesgrüner Brauerei)

Example-Video (Bergquell-Löbau Brauerei)

Example-Video (Sternquell Brauerei Plauen)

Example-Video (Hassia)


The depalletizer is a jointed-arm robot (Motoman YASKAWA), which is set up to process the palletizing position with a total output of 3,300 crates per hour (nominal output in layers per hour at 5 layer module on 800 x 1200 8-layer pattern).

The crate layer is gripped with a four-sided gripper head. The pallet to be unloaded is unloaded in layers. The crates are separated on the row table and moved into the line.

The unloaded pallet moves on to the palletizer via the pallet transport (also jointed-arm robot – like depalletizer). In the loading position, the crates are positioned above a grouping table and brought into the palletizing position as a layer, where they are picked up layer by layer by the gripper head and placed on the pallet.


Example-Video (Paderborner Brauerei – empties commissioning)


Modular, extremely space-saving packer for mutual packing of two types of bottles in two types of crates.

Through the use of pulling heads, two compartment types can be packed mutually.

The system is designed in a modular way and can be adapted to different tasks (e.g. four bottle types).


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Thorsten Weinmann

Project and Sales Manager

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