The Roberts PolyPro ICHA180 inline automatic can handle applicator is designed for the craft beer and spirits market segments. It applies convenient plastic handle carriers to 4-packs and 6-packs of beverages in 12 oz. and 16 oz. aluminum cans. The ICHA180 is capable of production speeds up to 180 cans per minute. During each cycle cans travel down a conveyor to the applicator. Cans continue to enter the applicator until a sensor on the applicator detects the presence of 12 cans. An air cylinder activated flow gate extends across the conveyor to stop the cans in position for the handles to be applied. There are no change parts or modifications to switch between the two can sizes or handle configurations.
The MAS2 can handle applicator is designed to assist in the manual application of HDPE can handles to four and six packs of beer.
The MCA10 semi-automatic can handle applicator applies HDPE handles at speeds up to 10 cycles per minute.