One pick and place robot can take the place of several line operators and preform loading operation with higher efficiency and accuracy, repeatable over an infinite time line. Products such as fresh or frozen food, flow-wrapped packages or bags, packets or sachets, single-serving cups, etc. are placed into cartons, tubs, etc. With the use of robotic vision our carton loading system can detect where products are on a conveyor and place them precisely in containers. The flexibility of robots means we can handle multiple different items on the same line.
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.