Robotic loader increases efficiency
June 12, 2012
Delkor’s (www.delkorsystems.com) new robotic loader allows maximum production efficiency when loading products such as nutritional bars into tri-seal cartons. This compact footprint machine is capable of loading 400 bars per minute, with multiple bars per pick into cartons of single or multiple layers.
The robot cell incorporates an articulating end-of-arm tool designed to gently yet accurately control the bars during loading. Cartons are accurately indexed into the cell and positioned for loading via servo-driven side belts. The walk-in frame design features full-length doors which provide easy access for housekeeping between production runs. Sanitary design is considered throughout; featuring a robust frame of stainless steel and use of FDA approved materials on all food-contact surfaces.
Fast and easy product changeover for a wide range of carton sizes and bar lengths is completely tool-less and can be performed in less than five minutes using no change parts.