March 11, 2015
The co.’s new R700 Adabot™ is a robotic case packer that tracks and picks products on-the-fly at high speeds. Both its carbon fiber arms and its controller are able to execute 10 times faster than a PLC with its open architecture PacDrive™ automation controller. The robotic case packer is also able to add up to a total of four robot cells to reconfigure a case-packing line for higher throughputs; it does so by plugging the new robot modules into the PacDrive controller. The robotic case packer synchronizes with the infeed belt through an encoder and it features a cycle rate of 35 millisec and a vacuum that is initiated when the product is sensed. Without needing to shift the case or collate the product, the robot places the product anywhere inside. The robotic flexibility allows an Adabot to perform between A, B and U pack patterns through a simple recipe change at the HMI. The U pattern stacks two bags next to each other, then rotates the next bag at their feet to form the U. The robotic case packer is compact and easily changed over.
Fallas Automation Inc., 254/772-9524.
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