Yaskawa Motoman industrial robots and robotics automation systems

Motoman Robot Handling and Tray Packing

Motoman UP50 robot serves two bottle lines to pack a variety of PET bottles neck-up into cardboard trays and also handles the trays.PET Plastic Bottles

System achieves all project goals. Highly flexible system accommodates a wide variety of bottle shapes. Gripper uses common components that make this system very easy to program.

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

Motoman Robotics provided a custom UP50 tray packing solution that serves two bottle lines, including:

Fixtures/Tooling Details

Motoman Robotics provided custom end-of-arm tooling, consisting of a mechanical rail gripper with compliant rubber inserts designed to handle one row of bottles at a time. Two zones accommodate various tray sizes and will handle them in either orientation. Vacuum cups pick up empty trays. Gripper uses off-the-shelf gripper bodies and does not need to be adjusted between bottle types.

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