Feeding/inserting/collating/placing

Single-bellows suction cup for robots
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Piab: Single-bellows suction cup for robots

Piab introduces a new addition to its range of dual durometer DURAFLEX suction cups designed to speed up robots and improve productivity.
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Packaging Supervisor Matthew Gackstetter observes the pick and place affixing process at the vacuum transfer table.
Machine Case Study
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Pumping up pick and place speed/accuracy

Random servo rotary machinery enhances efficiencies and versatility for affixing onserts.
Mechatronic gripper for small parts handling
Machine Product Brief
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Schunk: Mechatronic gripper for small parts handling

The EGP from Schunk is the electric small part gripper with the most compact performance on the market; EGP series has been expanded with a smaller size (25) which weighs 110 g and has a stroke of 3 mm per finger.
Customized counting system
Machine Product Brief
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Ohlson Packaging: Customized counting system

Automated boxing indexing system is designed for a continuous infeed of product passing by a sensor, through a storage hopper, and into a box on a conveyor below.
Supplier News
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Gerhard Schubert opens new hall complex in Germany

Schubert is geared up for even further expansion at its Crailsheim, Germany, production facility.
Supplier News
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tna names Gus Papageorge Senior Project Manager

tna appoints Papageorge Senior Project Manager to enhance North American customer support.
Yaskawa Motoman: Robotics software
Machine Product Brief
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Yaskawa Motoman: Robotics software

MotoPick synchronizes multiple robots to pick fast-moving product.
Akro-Mils: Stocking carts
Machine Product Brief
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Akro-Mils: Stocking carts

Dual-sided picking/stocking carts have a 1,000-lb weight capacity.
Collaborative dual-arm robot
Machine Product Brief
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ABB Robotics: Collaborative dual-arm robot

ABB has introduced YuMi, said to be the world’s first truly collaborative dual-arm industrial robot, and specifically designed to meet the flexible and agile production needs of small parts assembly environment thanks to its dual arms, flexible hands, universal parts feeding system, camera-based part location, lead-through programming, and precise motion control.
Shown here is one of 12 automated feeding systems. Including both left and right sides, each feeding system deploys 180 rollers
Machine Case Study
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Versatility galore at Iowa contract packager

A proprietary algorithm that mimics ‘swarm intelligence’ exhibited by birds and other critters is at the heart of this ambitious 12-robot cartoning system at CCB Packaging.

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