Irregular shaped and flexible products require a different approach for case packing. The Delta style robot provide us with the exactly that by providing high speed moves to allow for individual picks and head rotation so that case collations can be built on "the fly" . Block bottom bags are pick individually directly from the line, rotated to form an interlocked collation that in turn reduces case size and therefore material costs.
Unlike hand packing, robots never get tired and are available 24/7 for 365 days a year, year in year out. Advances in robot and vision technology not only provide the end user with increases in speed, but also a major leap in reliability over hard automation which relies on complex mechanical processes. Fewer parts translates to less to go wrong and a shorter time to repair. The “smarter” robots can simply be re-configured to handle changes without costly restructuring, by changing out end of arm tools or applying vision-guided technology and advanced programming that is always product specific.
All systems can be configured for dusty, hot, washdown, humid or cold room environments.