Various stages of packaging automation available are:
This is an area in which ABB services a multitude of products, applications and packaging line set-ups. Frozen food, bakery and confectionary, ice cream, meat and fish, cheese, pet food, medical products, shampoo and perfume bottles are a few examples. Capable of handling a staggering 150 picking cycles per minute, the IRB 340 FlexPicker is our star performer in this area. For full 6-axis flexibility, less demanding cycle times and payloads of up to 5 kg, we recommend the IRB 140.
In the packing stage of the packaging process, robot automation offers easy integration, increased flexibility and high reliability. There comes a point in the production process when practically all products are picked, packed and palletized. That`s why we`re committed to providing the best possible robots for the packaging process – always with an eye to creating an efficient and flexible production flow. Top loading of boxes, unloading and mixing, and feeding of products to end loaders or film wrappers is easily handled by ABB`s compact new 4-axis IRB 260. A robot designed and optimized for packing applications with a payload of up to 30 kg. With a comprehensive range of robots, controller equipment, vision technology and software, ABB can help you optimize all kinds of packing applications, including race track packing and tracking of moving conveyors.
Placing boxes, trays, bags, bottles or other items on a pallet seems easy enough. But, when you`re dealing with the rigorous demands of multiple feeder lines, quick box-pattern changes and high up-time, nothing compares to robot-based automation. IRB 660 has the versatility, reach and handling capacity needed for most palletizing applications. And for even greater payload requirements, we recommend our standard 6-axis robots, the largest built to handle as much as 650 kg.