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Quick Hits from interpack: ACMA Robots Collate, Single-files Chocolates for Wrapping

In this demo-version of a real application, ACMA uses a single pick-and-place robot to collate an in feed of randomly placed products (chocolates) on an intersecting conveyor. A second robot transfers product to a belt feeding chocolate wrapping ops.

Transcript

Roberto Lattarulo, Marketing Manager, ACMA: Hi, and welcome to the ACMA stand at interpack 2023 and Roberto Lattarulo, the marketing manager of ACMA. Here you can see the smart handling demo line that we have taken together with a CW 600. At the first stage, you can see a single pick and place robot, which is taking randomly infed, flat-based chocolate products and putting them in order and in lines, ready for the second stage for the, for the [wrapping] machine infeed.

Of course, this is just a demo. In a real production line, you should have five of these robots to match the machine, the full machine speed. But this is just to give you an idea of the capabilities of the ACMA engineering department. Here we go. Here you can see the machine infeed together with the vision system for quality control. The machine will discard the white product captured by the camera. So here you can see the products coming oriented from the previous station. And then moving to the machine where they will be wrapped at 600 pieces per minute coming in a in a bunch style, perfectly done.

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