Rotary opener

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What machine sizes are available?

Suitable for opening bottles with swing stoppers and rubber seals. This rotary opener can detect possible contamination using an inspection camera and then eject it. The performance range varies depending on the machine size, the following sizes are available:


Machine overview   RBÖ10


Machine overview   RBÖ20

Description RBÖ10 RBÖ20
Number of locations 10 20
Rated capacity Bph 10.000 18.000
Maximum capacity Bph 12.000 19.000
Length mm 1.450 2.700
Width mm 2.170 2.500
Height mm 2.000 2.500
Weight kg 1.470 4.500

Functional description

The unpacked, closed bottles are transported by an infeed worm from the conveyer belt to the rotating bottle alignment star via a clamping star. A height-check sensor recognises possible open bottles and routes these directly through the swing stopper opener to the conveyer belt, which can then be processed by an operator. If the bottle is closed, the alignment star positions the bottle so that the clip is oriented towards the centre of the star. When positioned in this way, the bottle is then transferred to the opening star. In the opening star, a pneumatic cylinder is guided on to the neck of the bottle by means of a connecting disk. A special component then presses a number of times with increasing pressure against the swing stopper clip in order to ensure that the rubber seal does not remain stuck to the neck of the bottle. Afterwards, the striker is pressed against the mouth. Should a bottle not be aligned due to a clip being overly bent, and therefore wrongly positioned in the opening star, the opening cylinder acts like a safety spring and retracts in order to prevent bottle breakage.

Machine design

The AMS swing stopper rotary opener a fully automated swing stopper opening machine, equipped with 10 opening elements. The elements are made from rust-proof stainless steel (1.4301), aluminium and plastic with the very best storing capacities (such as PAS 10 and PAS LX). Soiling can be rinsed off with hot water (up to 90° C). The moisture created by this acts as a lubricant when the plant is re-started. The lower part of the plant is formed of a solid frame which is welded together from rust-proof stainless steel tubes. The upper part of the plant is fitted with a transparent protective covering as standard.

Noise protection enclosure

The system is fitted by default with a transparent safety enclosure made of composite safety glass (CSG) in accordance with DIN 12543-2.
Noise emissions are reduced as a result and the operator is isolated from the hazard zone. CSG is a laminate safety glass that does not shatter when broken. Reducing the risk of injury in the case of an accident.

Why AMS?

In addition to many years of industry experience and specialization in technology related to the swing lock, our systems have a high safety and quality standard. Standard-compliant machine components from leading manufacturers, the highest quality seals and the finest materials are used in this system and guarantee problem-free operation.

Product pictures

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Product videos


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Questions and Answers / Q & A:

Below you will find our answers to frequently asked questions:

What is the typical service life of AMS machines?

Our machines have a high safety and quality standard. The service life of an AMS machine depends on proper handling and compliance with the maintenance and lubrication intervals.

Our first swing stopper closing machine with no. 1 / built in 1995 has already changed hands for the fourth time and is still running without any problems.

How long are original spare parts for AMS machines available?

We try to have enough original spare and wear parts in stock for all new machine generations. However, we try to keep all AMS machines alive with suitable parts.

Are AMS machines built according to a hygiene concept?

We always value the best possible implementation of a hygiene concept on our machines. Systems that are located in the wet section of a filling system and from a machine size of BVM8 - 6000 have a rounded, electropolished table. With this we guarantee an immediate drainage of liquids. In addition, all of our plastic parts are made in natural white. This makes it easier to identify soiling or signs of use.

Which PLC is used in the AMS machines?

We have been relying on the Austrian PLC manufacturer B&R since 2009. We also purchase the servomotors, frequency converters and the safety technology from this manufacturer. Thus, the complete drive and safety technology comes from a single source.

Where can AMS machines of this type be viewed?

We are proud that our machines are in use all over the world. You are welcome to contact us regarding a visit to a type of system that has piqued your interest. We will find suitable references for you in our customer list and, if necessary, visit this machine with you.

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