Automation System handles blow-molded PET bottles.

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SUBTA (Stand Up Bottle Take Away) system enables in-line automated handling and unloading for coating, leak checking, case packing, and bulk palletizing of PET bottles. Programmable unit offers joystick pattern teaching and operator panel for recipe adjustments and error reporting. Portable system handles single or double row mold configurations and provides changeover using quick change tooling and stored recipes. Options include custom end of arm tools for unique bottles.

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Motion Controls Robotics, Inc. Introduces SUBTA

FREMONT, Ohio, January 19, 2006 - Motion Controls Robotics, a leading provider of fully integrated robotic systems to manufacturing industries, introduces SUBTA (Stand Up Bottle Take Away). Motion Controls Robotics' SUBTA is a pre-engineered automation system designed for PET blow-molded bottle handling. Motion Controls Robotics has the largest installed base of SUBTA automation systems throughout the country, with many satisfied repeat customers. The company has developed SUBTA systems for most major molding machines on the market and sets itself apart by providing excellent service and technical expertise to all of its customers.

The SUBTA system enables in-line automated PET bottle handling and unloading for coating, leak checking, case packing and bulk palletizing. The SUBTA system grabs and sets the bottles on a conveyor standing up, acting as a takeaway unit.

The Motion Controls Robotics SUBTA system is easy to use since it is portable and rolls away from molding machine to allow for mold changes. It can be operated intuitively with easy-to-use joystick pattern teaching. The system includes an operator panel for recipe adjustments and error reporting.

"Ease of changeover is one of our biggest selling points that we've heard from customers on the SUBTA system," said Scott Lang, President, Motion Controls Robotics, Inc. "Customers also find it easy to make in-process modifications due to the operator interface. Motion Controls Robotics develops technology that helps to keep customers, American manufacturers, competitive."

The system provides increased throughput due to high reliability and uptime and cycle times faster than most mold machine rates. SUBTA also provides labor savings of up to two people per shift and the automated machine helps to reduce labor costs.

The SUBTA system is also flexible and precise since it handles any mold configuration (single or double row) and provides quick changeover using quick change tooling and stored recipes. The system is also programmable with a built-in joystick and operator panel with stored recipes, menu selection for patterns and on-the-fly adjustments.

The rugged welded tubular construction is reliable and durable, with low-maintenance state-of-the-art components. The SUBTA uses straightforward tooling, eliminating the need for multiple hoses that can develop leaks or become damaged.

SUBTA System Options include single or double row models custom end of arm tools for unique bottles.

About Motion Controls Robotics

Motion Controls Robotics, based in northwest Ohio, is a leading provider of automation solutions to manufacturing industries since 1995. The company provides full service robotic solutions from concept to installation and service/support that keep manufacturers competitive.

Motion Controls Robotics creates solutions for Fortune 500 and small to medium-sized manufacturers in general industries, food, food containers, building products, plastics companies, tier one and two automotive suppliers. They also automate small production shops and machine job shops. Motion Controls Robotics provides automation solutions to manufacturers for a variety of applications including material handling (case packing, palletizing and machine tending), material removal, sanding, deflashing, arc welding and vision-guided systems.

Motion Controls Robotics' northwest Ohio headquarters is located at 1500 Walter Avenue, Fremont, Ohio. For more information, visit

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