This 'Sub-assembly' also has two parts: the Part for the Label Transfer Turret and the Part for the Tool on the Turret.

We will use the 'Label Transfer Tool' to 'accept' the label from the 'Pick & Place Tool' and transfer the label onto the Bottle.

In this step we will add two Parts:

Label Transfer Turret.

This is a 'Crank'. The centre of the Crank is at X=450, Y=0. It has a length of 100mm

Edit the Motion-Dimension FB of the Crank to make the Base-Value =180º.

It will rotate in a negative direction, at 2X the speed of the Bottle Turret.

Label Transfer Tool.

This is a Part. It has a length of 50mm.

Join the Part with a Pin-Joint to the end-Point of the Crank.

Add a Motion-Dimension to move this Part relative to the Crank.

Summary of this Section: Add Label Transfer Turret with a Label Platform for tool.

See the video to the left.

Step 6B.2: Add Label Transfer Turret and Tool




tog_plus        Add the Transfer Turret and Tool


This is the last time we will tell you how to: Add a Crank.

STEP 1: Add a Line to the Base-Part with start Point at Position X=450mm, Y=0mm.
STEP 2: Add a Part. Edit its Length to be 100mm
STEP 3: Add a Pin-Joint between the new Part and the new Line in the Base-Part
STEP 4: Add a Motion-Dimension FB to specify the angle of the new Part
STEP 5: Edit the Base-Value of the new Rocker Motion-Dimension – here 180º (it might be -180º in the dialog-box)

Rename the new Rocker (Crank) Part to 'Label Transfer Turret'1s-red


Add a new Part to the End of the 'Label Transfer Turret'.

Do Steps 2–5 above again. However, make:

the length of the new Part equal to 50mm
the Base-Value of the Rocker Motion-Dimension equal to 180º
Rename the new Rocker Part to 'Label Transfer Tool'2s


Drive the 'Label Transfer Turret' at twice the angular speed and in the opposite direction to the Main Turret.

STEP 6: Add a Gearing FB3s to the graphic-area
STEP 7: Edit the Gearing FB (double-click on it). Change the Gear Ratio to '-2'.
STEP 8: Connect the Linear-Motion FB to the Gearing FB to the Motion-Dimension FB to drive the Label Transfer Turret.

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