The APS Robotic TigerPak System from Automated Production Systems packs as many as 80 blister strips/min into cartons. The vision-guided robot locates strips in any orientation, including right-side-up or upside-down, then picks them using APS custom tooling and places them into waiting cartons.
Automated Production Systems published a new 16-page catalog of APS Robotic Automation Systems. Systems can accommodate a range of applications in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, frozen product, industrial, and container manufacturing industries.
APS’s (New Freedom, PA) Easy-Glide case conveyor provides quiet, smooth accumulation with low maintenance, company says. No product damage from rollers can occur because the product is fully supported by the chain.
Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) released a brochure that describes its PET production capabilities and technologies. Literature includes information regarding PET production lines from 10 oz to 3 L at speeds to 1귔 bottles/min, accumulation systems to temporarily store bottles for minutes or several hours, single filing to input or reintroduce product to the line after accumulation, and fully automated low-level and high-level palletizers.
Data sheet from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) describes robotic bag palletizing, packaging, and freezer systems. Features include up to 7 axes of motion, accuracy to .0004”, brushless AC servo drives, fully sealed drives and bearings, easy program creation and editing, and internal power/air supply.
Robotic equipment from APS (New Freedom, PA) tolerates sub-zero environments, making it suitable for the ice cream and frozen foods industries. The 4- and 6-axis systems handle cases, cartons, tubs, sleeves and other containers, and they include laning and positioning devices.
Palletizing systems from APS (New Freedom, PA) can accommodate 3 to 7 packaging lines that are running multiple package sizes. The machine is available with a full-pallet discharge conveyor as well as magazines for pallets and slip sheets.
A new four-color catalog sheet from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) highlights the company's APS Soft-Pak case packer, which provides gentle case packing of either glass or plastic containers.
The Multiple Product Laning system from APS (New Freedom, PA) gently orders unstable, top-heavy or non-round containers into single-file rows. Rollers of the low-pressure conveyor can be sized to meet the requirements of the product and containers.
APS' (New Freedom, PA) robotic palletizing systems are designed for maximum production in minimal floor space. Articulated arm robots can accommodate multiple case sizes within a workcell and can create mixed pallet loads if necessary.
Automated Production Systems' (New Freedom, PA) high-speed conveyor and accumulation system can handle up to 470 bottles/min. The system offers an automatic pallet handling system, complete line-speed modulation and pressureless combining.
Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) offers a depalletizer and can handling conveyor system. Soft start/stop of critical motors results in increased container stability and improved line efficiency.
Easy Flow(TM) pressureless accumulation tables from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) provide accumulation for light and unstable containers, and are designed to fit most existing production lines.
The Gripper lowerator/elevator from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) gently lowers dairy and juice containers from a second floor filling line in sync with a filling rate of over 900 bottles/min.