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BCM Engineering SAS

8 rue de Nancy, 68220 Hesingue

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interpack 2017 hall map (Hall 16): stand F41

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interpack 2017 fairground map: Hall 16

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.02  Filling and packaging
  • 01.02.02  Form, fill and seal machines (FFS)
  •  Form, fill and seal machines (FFS) for Bottles
  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.02  Filling and packaging
  • 01.02.04  Fill and seal machines (FS)
  •  Fill and seal machines (FS) for Bottles

Our products

Product category: Form, fill and seal machines (FFS) for Bottles, Fill and seal machines (FS) for Bottles

Our bottle unscramblers and orienters are designed and manufactured to meet the specific requirements of each one of our customers

The BCM-Engineering machines are built around simple and reliable mechanical principles while including advanced technology designed to provide performance and ease of use.

When designing our products we strive:

  • To be perfectly in line with our customer's needs
  • To propose robust, reliable equipment
  • To be able to process multiple formats (shapes, sizes, weights, materials)
  • To be as flexible as possible for format changeovers of a few minutes
  • To be able to add new formats simply and throughout the machine's service life
  • To take into consideration noise, cleaning, maintenance and space occupation constraints
  • To limit compressed air consumption to a minimum in order to make energy savings, but also to preserve the bottle from contamination by foreign bodies
  • To handle the bottles with the greatest care in order to preserve them in perfect condition (especially PET bottles and soft touch surfaces)

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Product category: Form, fill and seal machines (FFS) for Bottles, Fill and seal machines (FS) for Bottles

Bottle unscrambler, bottle sorting machines

The BCM linear unscrambler machines sorts, straightens, orients, positions and transports any rigid object. This machine is built into packaging lines in order to feed downstream operations (filling, labelling, capping, assembly, control, etc…).

The bottles are taken from a hopper by an elevator which feeds a vibrating table in the upper part of the machine. This infeed is permanently controlled to avoid bottles remaining in place too long and risking being damaged.
On the vibrating table the bottles are pre-oriented lengthways and move towards the orienting unit. On reaching the end of the table, the bottles move into the orienting unit which places them in a top/bottom position by tipping movements.

The chute channels collect the bottles with the neck still at the top. The bottles are positioned vertically in them and are only released individually, channel by channel by separators, towards a vacuum belt or towards individual transport pucks.

The straightened and positioned products then exit the machine:
  • On a vacuum belt if all the products are stable.
  • In transport pucks if some products are unstable and have difficulties remaining in position by themselves.

If required, an orienting station can be built into the machine in order to move asymmetrical bottles (offset neck, handle or other difference) in the correct position when placing them in the pucks. This orienting system is built into the machine without changing the space covered on the floor.

Format change
The machine control is used to call up recipes in which many operational settings are recorded. For manual settings, digital position indicators are used to help with adjustments and make format changeovers very simple and fast. A single unique tool is required for all these manual adjustments.

Adaptation of our offer to each customer requirement
The bottle shapes, sizes and materials, the required speeds, the downstream operations, the installation in a given environment are all criteria used to define the solution required by the customer. The BCM sorter can offer a multitude of solutions.

Performances of the unscramblers BCM machines :

  • Speeds: from 50 to 400 Units/min
  • Capacity: from 20 ml to 2000 ml
  • Heights: from 60 mm to 300 mm
  • Format changeover time: from 3 to 15 minutes
  • Material of the objects to be handled: PE, PET, HDPE, LDPE, PP, PVC, Aluminium, surfaces soft-touch.

Machines range: BCM MINI, 500, 750, 1000, 1250, 1500, 1750, 2000, 2250, 2500, 3000, 3500

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Product category: Form, fill and seal machines (FFS) for Bottles, Fill and seal machines (FS) for Bottles

Plastic bottles orienter machines

Products can be oriented independently of the unscrambler using the BCM ORIENTER machine.

This fully stand-alone orienter machine is positioned downstream and is fed by a transfer belt from the unscrambler outfeed. The products to be processed are spaced and separated by a transfer screw. The bottles, with or without pucks, pass in front of an optical fibre or a camera which detects a distinguishing mark on the product (handle, offset neck, bar code, printing, a screw thread, etc.) and gives the order or not to a servo-motor to activate product rotation:

  • If the bottle arrives in the correct position it will pass through the orienting guides without any effect.
  • If the bottle arrives in the wrong position, it will be turned 180° when it passes through the orienting guides

Quick and easy format change thanks to the recorded recipes for each format. When production is changed, the operator simply follows the procedure that is displayed on the screen.

Speed: up to 150 Units / min.

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About us

Company details

Manufacturer of unscramblers and orienters for over 30 years.

BCM-Engineering's history began over 30 years ago, in April 1984. Currently the company has about twenty employees. Most of the staff are design office technicians or mechanics professionals who design, manufacture, assemble, test and install the equipment we propose.

BCM-Engineering's strategy is one of a specialist in highly technical sectors of activity, designed to provide the Best Solution for highly flexible, multi-format sorting/straightening, with very short format changeover times and adjustable machines that require little or no tools.
BCM-Engineering exports over 95% of its products to Europe, Asia and North and South America.

The company is located in France (Hésingue, 68) very near of the Basel-Mulhouse-Freibourg international airport and is very easy to access thanks to the major French, German and Swiss road and rail networks close by.

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Company data

Target groups
  • Food
  • Cosmetics
  • Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Consumer goods (non-food)