Emmeti USA Launches Machine to Automatically Dip Bottles in Wax

Emmeti’s Wax-On line robotically dips bottles for a consistent finish each time (or, a one of a kind dip), with a high end glossy, or matte, finish and little human intervention






Tampa Florida, USA—March 8, 2017—Who doesn’t like the look of a bottle finished with a high-end wax dip? The popularity of wine, beer and liquor bottled and then dipped into wax, has led to the creation of a new line to automatically put “Wax-On” bottles, creating a uniqueness that says, “look at me,” to the consumer.

When Emmeti began, it supplied equipment to glass bottle manufactures and evolved into a company supplying a multitude of various bottling line equipment. As the market changes, so does Emmeti’s scope of supply, catering to the needs and demand of bottlers who continue to offer products that differentiate them in the market.

Focusing on its ability to develop innovative solutions and provide extensive support and customer service to commission new factory automation: Emmeti’s team spent almost two years engineering, creating, designing, manufacturing and perfecting the equipment and software for the new Wax-On line, at the request of a customer that had the need to reduce labor and automate the hand dipped wax process, for his winery.

Emmeti’s Wax-On line robotically dips bottles for a consistent finish each time (or, a one of a kind dip), with a high end glossy, or matte, finish and little human intervention.

Bottles to be waxed enter through the infeed conveyor and are oriented for the correct insertion of the pull tab cap, then they are picked up to start the wax dip cycle. Orientation, and pull a tab cap inserter, is required only if using a cap as part of your process, otherwise this section of the line is not needed.

Bricks of wax are placed in a storage system on the machine, and as the wax fill level decreases, the right amount of wax bricks are automatically fed into the tank. Bricks are pre-warmed inside the magazine to allow a quicker melting process inside the tank. There is also a possibility to purchase a 2nd, 3rd and 4th wax tank with an independent power supply station to pre-heat the wax outside the line, for quick changeover between different wax colors. The tanks move on a rail underneath the specially designed support of both robots, so that customers can quickly switch from one melted tank of wax to another.

The line can be designed to be a standalone process, or encompass a high level of automation with very little human intervention. It can be fully automatic, consisting of a robotic case depalletizer/ case palletizer, pallet infeed and outfeed conveyors, a camera system to detect defects in the wax and reject defective bottles, flap opener, case packer (- with a manual hand-wheel to adjust the pitch between grippers according to different bottle diameter), check weigher, carton sealer, stretch wrapper, and other optional machines.