ESS Technologies: ESS Technologies: Robotic case erector/loader at Interphex PR 2012
ESS Technologies’ new Robotic Case Erecting and Loading System will be on display at this year’s Interphex PR conference and exhibition at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico October 4-5, 2012. ESS and their strategic partner, FANUC Robotics America, will co-exhibit in Booth #1202.
By Gretchen Edelbrock, Products Editor
The Robotic Case Erecting and Loading System from ESS Technologies integrates a FANUC LR Mate 200iC/5L multi-axis robot with ESS-designed end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) to create a compact and low-cost case packing system.
Vacuum cups on the robot EOAT pick an RSC case blank from a magazine. The case is erected, the bottom is taped closed, and the case is placed in the loading position. The case may be sealed manually, or secondary closing systems can be integrated. The system handles up to 5 cases/min., providing an automated alternative to manual case packing processes. The custom designed EOAT can be configured to handle a wide variety of products.