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New Advances in Robotics for Packaging
Despite a turbulent 18 months, robot suppliers continue to introduce advancements in robotics technology that include innovations in payload and reach, end-of-arm tooling, software, and applications.
August 23, 2021
Robot Accurately Places Bin Lids at 45/min
A supplier of PET preforms for Coca-Cola, Western Container installs a lid-placing cell that features a six-axis robot that reliably and accurately picks and places lids onto reusable totes.
August 19, 2021
Robots Handle Packaging of Pastries at 160 Cakes/min
A modular packaging line at J. Skinner Baking Co. uses a number of robots to pack Danish pastries in clamshells and then into cases of various formats.
August 18, 2021
E-commerce Poses New Automation Challenges
Two new robotic technologies help address e-commerce related packaging issues, including a reduced labor pool, the need for speed, and sorting of intermixed products.
August 17, 2021
‘Big Leaps’ in End-of-Arm Tooling for Robots
Advances in end-of-arm-tooling include increased agility and intelligence, especially for food and beverage packaging applications, and greater ease of changeover.
August 16, 2021
New SCARA Robots Offer Ease of Integration, Programming
Among new offerings are an expanded line from Fanuc that has a compact controller with vision and conveyor tracking software and a single development environment from Epson for its IntelliFlex robots.
August 12, 2021
Pick-and-Place Beyond the Case
Robotics suppliers are introducing a range of new pick-and-place solutions for applications other than case packing, such as product handling, feeding, and loading.
August 11, 2021
More Flexible Robots Allow for More Case-Packing Options
New robotic equipment enables end users to address the growing range of case sizes, counts, and formats required by their customers with ease of programming and changeover.
August 10, 2021
EPR Gains Major Momentum
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) got a big boost from brands signed on to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
August 10, 2021
Cobots for Packaging Offer Greater Reach, Payload & Flexibility
Among new cobot introductions are those that handle heavier payloads for use even with palletizing applications and a unique new machine that’s a cross between a delta robot and a cobot, called a ‘sidebot.’
August 9, 2021
Six-Axis Robots Continue to Thrive
New introductions in six-axis, articulated-arm robots for packaging applications offer a longer reach, greater flexibility, and more options for robotic palletizing.
August 5, 2021
Minimalist Design Reflects Cannabis Brand’s Earth-Centered Focus
Ebb-brand dissolvable THC powder is packaged in an earth-friendly, child-resistant paperboard tube with simple yet colorful graphics that let the product speak for itself.
August 4, 2021
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