Case Studies / Packaging / Picking and Placing Food Items


Application

Fenceless picking of food items in compact, integrated robot cell. 

Challenge

Adding robotics to an automated food-handling line, without the space required for safety fencing.

Solution

1) Conveyor delivers product to robot station

2) 2D vision identifies the next picking point

3) Robot picks product and places it on outfeed in proper orientation.

Benefits

Greatly reduces complexity and cost to integrate robots into packaging lines. Smart series robot accommodates operator involvement with simple-to-operate Smart Pendant and collaborative safety features. All items are rated for easy washdown cleaning in food-safe environment. Stop-State Monitoring and Speed & Separation Monitoring enable workers to enter the station with minimal interruption to the cycle.