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.