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High-speed FlexPicker with vacuum gripper
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High-speed FlexPicker with vacuum gripper

ABB's new 8-kg IRB 360 FlexPicker with Schmalz vacuum gripper uses vision guidance and conveyor tracking to individually pick random-positioned bottles, providing a robust method for handling heavier individual products and larger product groupings in multi-pick applications, with the ability to handle up to 500 products/min.
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Robotic pick-and-orient system
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Robotic pick-and-orient system

Vision system integrated into a robotic pick-and-place unit makes this system from ABB suitable for picking and orienting bottles, caps, and other packaging components.
'Opa!' Greek yogurt company celebrates state-of-the-art filling lines
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'Opa!' Greek yogurt company celebrates state-of-the-art filling lines

An authentic Greek import, FAGE Total yogurt is packaged at a new U.S. facility that boasts three aseptic filling lines that race to keep up with consumer demand.
End-of-line packaging system enables AstraZeneca to achieve varied product packaging requirements
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End-of-line packaging system enables AstraZeneca to achieve varied product packaging requirements

Robotization of the end-of-line packaging systems for Nexium has enabled AstraZeneca to maintain high production rates while accommodating flexible and varied product packaging requirements. AstraZeneca’s packaging facilities for blisters and wallets in Södertälje, Sweden have a total of nine robotized cells, featuring a mix of 16 robots from ABB Robotics and other suppliers. See how it works in this video.
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High-speed robotic motion control demo shows three robots interacting with only 1 mm clearance
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High-speed robotic motion control demo shows three robots interacting with only 1 mm clearance

In a visually stunning demonstration of ABB's motion control capabilities, three robots are shown interacting with one another while their tooling is constantly shifting and interacting on three axes with 1 mm clearance.
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Video case study: Vision-guided robotic picker speeds pancake stacking
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Video case study: Vision-guided robotic picker speeds pancake stacking

This short video from ABB shows how a 4-cell robotic delta pick-and-place system increases cycle time 20% and payload 50% at Honeytop Specialty Foods. Camera-guided robots detect pancakes on a mass infeed and stack them uniformly for packing.
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ABB introduces articulated robot, linear gantry combination
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ABB introduces articulated robot, linear gantry combination

Overhead mounted system to increase robot utilization and reduce costs for many machine tending, material handling and assembly operations.
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Compact, high-payload robot
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Compact, high-payload robot

 This delta-style robot can handle a 50% higher payload than the previous model.
Robotic solution automates the pick-and-place of pharmaceuticals from a conveyor belt
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Robotic solution automates the pick-and-place of pharmaceuticals from a conveyor belt

With pressure to save on costs and become more efficient, the pharmaceutical industry is dosing up on ideas from the food industry, with help from Italian automation specialist IMA and ABB robots. Find out more in this video from ABB Robotics.
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IRB 360 FlexPicker is the second generation of Delta Robot from ABB
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IRB 360 FlexPicker is the second generation of Delta Robot from ABB

The IRB 360 provides more than 10% improved speed capacity, which means pick and place throughput capacity has increased to more than 200 pick and places per minute.
Robots' presence felt throughout packaging
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Robots' presence felt throughout packaging

The following video depicts a robotics system in use at a muffin-packing plant. The system, using ABB Robotics equipment and integrated by Technopack srl, is similar to the one used at Italian confectioner Zaini. The Zaini application is discussed in detail in the August issue of Packaging World. See www.packworld.com/article-25928
Robotic pick and place
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Robotic pick and place

ABB is displaying its IRB 360 FlexPicker at Pack Expo Las Vegas. Machine offers high-speed flexibility, high capacity (up to 3kg payload), top mounted design, and more.
Video: AstraZeneca relies on robotics
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Video: AstraZeneca relies on robotics

Robotic case packing and palletizing of Nexium blister- and wallet-packs at AstraZeneca's Sodertalje, Sweden, facility improve productivity and reduce manufacturing costs.
Pharmaceutical robotics application video
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Pharmaceutical robotics application video

Robotics - a flexible automation system that improves productivity, quality, and workforce capabilities - continues making inroads into packaging.
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