Showcasing its entry level, ‘Plug & Play’ robotic palletising system at the forthcoming PPMA Show, Endoline Robotics is set to demonstrate the benefits of automation, and the quick return on investment which can be achieved.
The food and beverage industry is facing an acute labour shortage due to post-Brexit rules and the impact of Covid-19. As a direct result, demands for robotic integration within food manufacturing sites has dramatically increased.
On the back of its strategic partnership with FANUC UK, Endoline Robotics is answering calls for flexible robotic solutions which improve productivity and efficiency, through its 1000 series of three robotic palletising solutions.
From this series, visitors to stand D50 will be able to view the entry-level, 1001 robotic palletiser which is ideal for small-to-medium productions.
With huge advantages over stationary systems, the compact, 1001 features a FANUC robotic arm on a platform, and can be easily moved and quickly incorporated into different production lines within a manufacturing facility as and when demand dictates.
Designed to handle various pre-defined products with quick changeovers, the 1001 receives product directly from the production line and palletises on a pallet stationed on the floor. Once the operation is complete, the system signals the operator to remove the full pallet and add a new one to be palletised.
At speeds of up to 12 cycles per minute, the FANUC robotic arm provides precise product handling of carton boxes, display boxes, trays, multipacks, bags, and totes.
Ideal for manufacturers who previously rejected palletising automation due to concerns around flexibility, the 1001 can dramatically increase palletising speed and efficiency, offering a quick ROI. Industry 4.0 ready, the system can also monitor key performance indicators and manufacturers can extract performance data.
“Our customers are increasingly requiring robotic systems; however, they also seek flexible solutions which won’t be left redundant if their businesses change,” comments Andrew Yates, Managing Director of Endoline Robotics. “The launch of the 1000 series of palletising robots strengthens our strategic partnership with FANUC, and by demonstrating the many benefits of the entry-level 1001 robotic palletiser at PPMA, we hope to help manufacturers understand the efficiencies which can be gained through automation.”
At the PPMA Show, Endoline Robotics will share stand D50 with parent company, Endoline Automation, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary.
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