The story begins in 1988 when Christophe DUPLAN, graduate engineer from INSA (Lyon, France), got the mission to develop a Ball-Gatherer Robot.
Instead of starting from scratch and develop a new robot for this, Christophe DUPLAN had the idea to adapt an industrial robot for the glass gathering. The main advantages were : reduced costs, high level technological capacities, simple to program, flexibility, and an after-sale service yet existing all over the world.
in 1992, Christophe DUPLAN decided to settle a new company called CYBERGLASS Robotics.
They chose as a partner the company FANUC Robotics, the world leader in the field of robots manufacturing.
In the early Y2000 New gathering robots was developed, operating from 4 to 6 axis.In July 2004, Christophe DUPLAN settled a new company on its own: NOVAXION.
The partnership with FANUC Robotics was maintained,
NOVAXION has developed 6 models of ball-gatherer robots:<
- 4 axis models, gathering from 4 to 10 Kg of glass.
- 6 axis models, gathering from 2 to 6 Kg of glass.
In 2005, NOVAXION has successfully developed a new automatic device for the glass bottles manufacturers : the Swabbing Robot SR200 replaces manual swabbing for swabbing the blank molds on IS machines.
In 2019 C. Duplan decided to sell the company Novaxion which has been acquired by Rondot Group a worldwide French leader and supplier to the Glass industry.
We thank our customers for their testimonials.
Swabbing Robot SR200
Parkcam has 4 swabbing robots in 4 Bottero 8+8 tandem lines. Robots proved their benefits in few weeks after commissioning. If we would choose some key words to describe the robots we can simply choose safe movements, standard swabbing, thrifty oil consumption, Clean environment.
We should also give credit to Novaxion for innovative efforts depending on customer demands. In conclusion Novaxion robots assist Parkcam to keep high quality and high efficiency. We are happy to be part of this partnership.
We would like to say that your robotic system is very friendly for operating and highly qualify!!
had the first swabbing robot installed in 2006. Over the past ten years other robots were installed across Verallia. All of these robots were integrated on the I.S. machines by Novaxion.For ten years, Novaxion has been proposing and supporting enhancements which have led to superior performance. Thanks to this long experience, Novaxion is now the perfect robot integrator on I.S. machine to provide the hollow glass industry with reliable systems able to deliver all the awaited benefits from an automated swabbing process.
Four axis glass gatherer robot
We've installed four axis glass gatherer robot from Novaxion company in our factory. The robot
works well and gives good results with the IS machine.
Gallo Glass Company
North America's largest wine and spirits facility, partnered with Novaxion in 2017 to install its first swabbing robot. The installation was completed on an Emhart I.S. machine manufacturing blow and blow wine containers for the Californian market. With the support and expertise of Novaxion, Gallo has seen significant benefits from the technology. Pack and quality have improved, while swab oil use has decreased by around 70% providing housekeeping improvements. Another key benefit of the technology is improved safety as employees do not need to interact with the forming machine to swab the blank side. During an upcoming furnace rebuild project, Gallo Glass will install three more Novaxion robots demonstrating its commitment to the technology.