Stacking and Loading Solution

By Packaging Digest Staff in Robotics on April 05, 2014

Patented end-effector allows for single picks of individual products, followed by one single placement of an entire stack.

What it is...

Custom end-effector used on our DELTA style robot to form stacks of product and load these stacks into various horizontal form, fill and seal machines; including continuously moving flow wrapper chain in-feeds or indexing thermoform machines.

How it works…

By utilizing a DELTA style robot with our “stacking” end-effector, BluePrint Automation can load entire stacks of product into a continuously moving tray conveyor.  The vision system accepts product from integrated bulk feeding process, or other methods of product delivery.

Integrated vision option using the leading industrial vision system is used to provide position and orientation of the product to the robot; as well as inspection for size, shape, etc.  Wash-down capability for direct food contact applications, including an easily cleanable vacuum system (CIP) is available.

Ideal for fresh and frozen baked goods, formed patties and fragile product such as tortillas.

The benefits…

  • Increases traditional robot productivity by up to 50%
  • High efficiency and throughput
  • Integrates to existing process
  • Accepts product from bulk using proprietary
    BluePrint Automation feeding technology
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