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Specifically for the high throughput requirements of end-of-line and bag palletizing applications, the ABB Robotics IRB 460 4-axis, 110kg payload, 2.4m reach robot utilizes a FlexGripper Clamp end-of-arm tool for the secure handling of heavy cases or products not compatible with vacuum handling techniques; the function package controls robot cell operation.
Used for high-speed picking, packing, cartoning and kitting applications, the Yaskawa delta-style Motoman MPP3 robot operates at a rate of 150 cycles/min.
The Adept SmartController EX lead-free, high-performance distributed motion controller is used with Adept robots.
If the past is prologue, production of food and beverage products will look a lot different in 10 years than it does today.
Engineers have taken advantage of 3-D printing for rapid prototyping of tools and parts in recent years. Technicians at the German firm Festo AG & Co. are taking the technology to the next level to mass produce end-of-arm robotic attachments.
Images from Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo in Naples, Florida, April 14-17, 2013.
The Food Defense Strategy Exchange (FDSE) is a forum for food defense professionals to interact and share their knowledge and experiences. At the most recent FDSE, a poll of attendees revealed that approximately two-thirds were either re-evaluating their existing food defense plan, or implementing new food defense plans. In this podcast, Don Hsieh, Director of Commercial and Industrial Marketing at Tyco Integrated Security, discusses this topic and other findings from the exchange, and offers some best practices to proactively protect a company’s brand from food adulteration.
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