There is no doubt that automation is an everyday element of the packing industry. From pick & place to automated palletizing, robotic systems are making packaging faster, flexible and easier than ever before. With automation on the rise, see how you can use linear robots to solve packaging automation challenges.
Pick and place robotic gantry systems have improved the quality of products, the safety of workers, and the overall efficiency of production for manufacturers. Where workers may have accidentally placed the wrong item in the wrong place, robotics avoids these errors. Having robotics in place for pick and place also prevent workers from performing mundane, repetitive pick and place tasks on assembly lines that can cause injuries and a lack of productivity.
Similar to pick and place, sorting is a repetitive task for workers that is ripe for automation. A linear robot can streamline the traditionally manual and monotonous process, making it more efficient and safer. When coupled to a vision system, accurate distinctions can be made with greater consistency.
Robots used in the packaging industry accelerate the overall packaging process (improving turnaround time) and provide 24/7 uptime, allowing production to run non-stop – in a way that manual laborers cannot.
Palletizing and depalletizing marked the beginning of adding linear robotics to the packaging industry. Unlike other machines, linear robots are modular systems that can be reprogrammed to accommodate product changes quickly, and are scalable and flexible to meet unique requirements. Robotic palletizing systems are reliable and increase productivity with a minimal equipment footprint and therefore have become a more ideal solution for a wider range of packing scenarios. A Linear Robot can be more economical than other types of Robots such as articulated arm or SCARA.
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