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Palletize at speeds of 2 secs/bag
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Palletize at speeds of 2 secs/bag

New robotic system from Fanuc is capable of palletizing 30+ bags/min and is suitable for cases or bags. The unique benefit is that this palletizer breaks the two second barrier for bag-to-bag palletizing.
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Robotic cartoning with collating and nesting
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Robotic cartoning with collating and nesting

Delkor's C1 Robotic Packer is a result of that company's cooperation with Tetra Pak. System can pivot alternating containers to nest them in a carton in order to minimize unused space and maximize pallet density.
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Epson: 6-axis robots

Epson Robots introduces the new Epson C4 and C4L compact 6-Axis robots.
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IRB 360 FlexPicker 8 kg
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ABB Robotics: New high speed picking & packing machine

The stronger model handles up to 100 cycles per minute, featuring the smallest footprint of all Delta robots with payloads greater than 3 kg.
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From overmolding to water testing in record time

Experience, creativity and cooperation were essential to developing the automated production process and machinery for a unique microbiological test vial that certifies water free of E. coli in hours instead of weeks.
Marchesini Unica 2
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Marchesini Group: Robotic tray packaging line

Flexibility, speed, small footprint, and quick changeovers among the benefits of monobloc unit.
Gemini 4
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Robot controller

Bosch Packaging Technology launches Gemini 4, a Delta robot hardware platform and software controller.
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True success of 'robotics revolution' hinges on training and education

Packaging professionals should stay abreast of a robotics conversation that won’t be going away any time soon.
RSX robotic stacker
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High-speed robotic stacker

GN Thermoforming Equipment introduces a new high-speed robotic stacker for its contact-heat, in-mold cut thermoformers.
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Staubli Robotics Fast Picker
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Staubli Robotics Fast Picker

New robotic technology for food processing and packaging applications, competes with Delta robots. 200 per minute, full repeatability to .05 mm throughout range of motion.
A closeup of the robotic end effector and its vacuum pickup cups.
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Cartoning made simple

What used to take six operators now requires just one as Schiff Nutrition automates its cartoning operation. At 400 nutrition bars/min, the speed is pretty impressive, too.
RH-3SxHR robot
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation: Ceiling-mounted SCARA robot

High-value, high-performance RH-3SxHR boosts customer productivity.
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Robotics smoothes tote loading
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Robotics smoothes tote loading

Pack Flow Concepts showed a robotic system that takes individual packs from a tote or case and places them efficiently in a delivery tote.
Robot picks 180/min
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Robot picks 180/min

High-speed packaging robot from Fanuc that is especially suitable for food and beverage applications does up to 180 picks/min.
Robotic programming simplified
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Robotic programming simplified

Labview library for a Yaskawa robot was on display at the National Instruments’ Automate 2013 booth, and the demo included the use of a Sick Ranger laser 3D camera.

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