Dematic has provided Tesco with an automated materials picking and handling system for the company’s fourth ‘Dotcom store’ that went live in January 2012. Dematic technology will also feature in Tesco’s fourth and fifth Dotcom stores.
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Sick’s Bulkscan can measure volume and mass flows without contact, increasing system availability and avoiding mechanical wear. It also prevents wear by transmitting data on uneven belt loads and belt drift.
Romheld Automation will exhibit gripping and handling systems for use on robots and gantries at Foodtech Packtech 2012.
By installing an Optyx sorter, L&S Cranberry has increased its production time from one shift a day to two, six days a week.
Dematic’s 4-axis layer picking robot has a Qubiqa vacuum gripper head that provides versatility in product handling. It can accommodate most pallet stacking patterns, even those with a hole in the middle, and is capable of handling cartons, cases, bags, sacks, cans and bottles.
Choosing a Dematic robotic layer picker has helped Nestlé Australia improve safety, quality and productivity - and won Nestlé industry recognition for its system.
Adept Technology has introduced the Adept Viper s1700D, a 6-axis robot designed for material handling, machine tending, packaging, cutting and assembly.
Trio Motion Technology’s MC464 Motion Coordinator is based on the 64-bit MIPS processor and is claimed to help machines run faster. The controller provides interface options for traditional servo, stepper and piezo control together with many digital interfaces for current digital servo drives. Increase the flexibility of equipment with support for up to 64 axes of motion control.
The Schunk LEG packaging gripper is a servo electric gripper with 22.5 kg capacity and is suitable for packing and palletising cartons.
Unigripper, from Tepro, is an intelligent vacuum gripper system that automatically senses the position of products and creates the necessary lifting force where it is needed.
The custom, robotic bag gripper tool from SAS Automation can lift heavy bags off a roller conveyor while avoiding interference with the conveyor rollers.
The RapidPick ergonomic split case picking stations are claimed to be capable of increasing operator productivity rates to over 1000 items/h.
The Fibre King 24/7 robotic case packer integrates ABB robots for product collation with the company’s accurate, reliable and flexible Wraparound Case Packer.
“As we look to expand our manufacturing and distribution capacity in the coming year, we will rely heavily on new technology to enhance our WMS and improve our overall operations,” said Vince Campanelli, Vice President at Parmalat, a global producer of milk and dairy products, fruit juices, cultured products and cheese products. “The use of the CK71s on both the manufacturing and distribution floors will help streamline all aspects of our business, from shipping and receiving to inventory, picking and more.”