The machine is running half-liter PET water bottles. The unit shown is in a right-hand configuration. The bottles enter the rotating disk via the supply hopper and are spun by centripetal force into neck-leading and base-leading positions for introduction to the infeed tooling. The rotary bumper displaces misaligned bottles back to the rotating disk. Bottles are captured by the infeed belt for conveyance to the hook qualifying mechanism.
Neck-leading bottles are hooked into a base-leading position. Base-leading bottles push past the hook. Once upright, the bottles are stabilized into a standing position for discharge onto the customer’s conveyor. The bottles exit the unscramble, ready for the next process in the filling line.