Pick-and-place

Vacuum cups designed for snack bags
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Vacuum cups designed for snack bags

A specially designed skirt material on these vacuum pickup cups from Piab makes them uniquely suitable for picking and case packing flexible film bags of potato chips and other snacks.
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New 6-axis high-speed robots
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New 6-axis high-speed robots

Denso Robots demonstrates solutions including new, precision 6-axis assembly robots in a conveyor tracking application, now with greater speed and precision.
News from Tokyo Pack: Fanuc robot picks 175 pieces/min
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News from Tokyo Pack: Fanuc robot picks 175 pieces/min

The Model M-2 robot from Fanuc, newly introduced at Tokyo Pack, is extremely fast. Using a vision system, it picks 175 pieces/min.
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Theegarten-Pactec: Pick & place technology

See it at PACK EXPO Booth #S-1085! Theegarten-Pactec’s pick & place technology for packaging delicate, small-sized confectionery items achieves speeds of up to 1,000 products/min.
Tasty video: robotic loader on the snack food line
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Tasty video: robotic loader on the snack food line

To get a better view of robotic loading done right, watch the fast-but-gentle Propack LJ-Series place snack bars, snack cakes and bagged products into top-load cartons. Propack also manufactures bar distribution and processing systems as well as complete turnkey packaging systems for snack bar and snack cake production.
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For bottle reducers, the EOAT requires a guidepost in addition to the vacuum to ensure they do not fall off the robot head before being seated in the bottle neck.
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Liquid pharma line requires fast, flexible pick-and-place

Flexibility and fast changeover were top-of-the-list requirements for a robotic pick-and-place unit for a liquid packaging line at Actavis Mid Atlantic LLC, located in Lincolnton, NC.
With the use of smart vision software, the four robots at Ozersky Souvenir accurately and gently pick irregularly shaped chocolates and place them on a separate conveyor at a rate of 360/min.
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Robot handles chocolates at 360 pieces/min

The Ozersky Souvenir confectionery plant is one of the largest manufacturers of confectionery products in Russia.
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Festo Corporation: Gantry package-handling systems

Festo’s new high-speed T-gantry and H-gantry packaging handling systems provide packing cycle times of 670 milliseconds and are said to be 30% faster than conventional handling systems.
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KEBA Corp.: Multi-robot pick & place system

New technology from KEBA makes it possible to achieve a more productive and flexible pick & place system, with lower maintenance and energy costs, thanks to KEBA’s new “Look Ahead Path Planning” feature for multiple robots operating in a shared workspace, which has been added to its established KeMotion Packaging system.
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Staubli: Low-cost, high-speed picker

Stäubli Robotics’ TP80 Fast Picker, an ultrafast four-axis robotic picker for standard pick & place applications, delivers speeds of more than 200 picks/min.

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