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Bosch Packaging Technology: New Paloma-D2 Top Loading Delta Robot

The Paloma-D2 pick-and-place robot's stainless steel construction meets hygiene standards and regulations for food handling.
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- Gemini Software optimizes pick-and-place processes
- Automated secondary packaging from 50 to 240 products per minute
- Hygiene standard for processing of fresh and frozen food

Bosch Packaging Technology introduces the new Paloma-D2-Delta Robot, the second generation of the proven Paloma Top Loader series. The top loader is ideal for secondary packaging of fresh, chilled and frozen food as well as several non-food applications. The pick-and-place robot aligns and places pre-packaged and wrapped products into trays and shipping cartons. Positioned on a parallel flow belt conveyor, the cartons are transported and filled in continuous motion.

The new Gemini 3.0 Software allows simulation of new production processes and products on a virtual machine.. A 3-D view enables operators to adjust and optimize pick-and-place patterns and other settings for each product in an intuitive manner. All individual parameters can be saved and recalled if required. The software and tool-free changeable form sets, like end-effectors, guarantee changeover time of less than five minutes.

Together, the Paloma-D2-Delta Robot and Gemini 3.0 Software reduce downtime during charge and product change significantly, positively impacting overall production efficiency.

The Paloma-D2 is available with up to three arms. Depending on model and the product, the Delta Robot allows a pick and place movement of up to 240 products per minute. With additional corresponding end-effectors, the standard 3-axis arms can be extended to a fourth movement axis. This is necessary if the robot has to rotate the product before placing or if it needs to place several products into tight trays and packages. A vision control system ensures that even misaligned products can be exactly picked and placed into secondary packaging. Thus there is no need for any additional intermediate infeed process.

The stainless steel construction of the Paloma-D2 meets all current hygiene standards and regulations for food processing. Additionally, its high ingress protection class of IP 65 makes it ideal for deep frozen food applications.

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