physically similar product by the colour of its wrapping which arrives
down a single line conveyor.
to a selection by the operator, to either
bulk palletise particular colours at any of 5 palletising stations,
inserting slip sheets between layers, or else to pack into corrugated
cartons, seal with hot adhesive, weigh, print and apply label with
product ID, weight and barcode, confirm barcode and bulk completed
packed information to stock handling system for automatic stock
updating. System to operate reliably.
a robot work cell with robot mounted on slider base to extend its
Cell incorporated 5 pallet stations with selection controls to enable
either bulk palletising
of raw product, or else product packed into cartons. Any
colour/product could be
packed at any of the stations.
incorporated with the robot cell was an AHP designed carton erector
married to a third
party top and bottom case sealer.