Machinery

Robotics

IRB 360 FlexPicker 8 kg
Machine Product Brief
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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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Machine Case Study
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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
Machine Product Brief
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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.
Machine Case Study
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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
Machine Product Brief
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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.
Dual-head robotic picking
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Dual-head robotic picking

The Motoman Robotics Div. of Yaskawa Americas featured a dual-head robotic picking system that handles up to 185 picks/min.
Robotic picking at 300/min
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Robotic picking at 300/min

Schneider’s Robotic cartoning and case-loading system uses a delta-style robot and a machine vision system to locate and pick items at speeds to 300/min.
Collaborative robot
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Collaborative robot

Lightweight, collaborative robot designed by Universal Robots is meant to be used in close proximity with humans and can be moved around from position to position in the plant.

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