Seeing is believing - Robotic workshop is a resounding success!
Leading food manufacturers and retailers, including Frederick Hiam, Huntapac Produce, Bakkavor and Produce World flocked to Pacepacker Services’ educational workshop to see how new innovations in pick and place robot technology could improve their production output and efficiency.
With eight systems valued at over £1million, Pacepacker showcased the largest selection of robot handling, packing and palletising technology currently on the market. The line-up, which handled a variety of food items, featured the three main types of robot system: Cartesian, articulated arm and delta style.
Working equipment from partners Festo, FANUC Robotics UK, UPM Conveyors and Vuototecnica Vacuum Technology, demonstrated typical production scenarios including the handling of tubs, punnets, netted produce, boxes, retailer trays and pallets.
Pacepacker’s managing director Dennis Allison: “Because of the broad type of solutions Pacepacker offers, we are able to give impartial advice when it comes to the technology required for an application. The workshop also clearly demonstrates our customer vision ‘to unburden and free potential’.”
Pacepacker’s Innovative FlexaPac System Receives Top Technology Award.
Award winning manufacture of bagging, robot palletising and pick and place equipment, Pacepacker Services, has received the top technological development accolade at the recent Food Processing Awards 2013 for their patented FlexaPac system – an automated solution which has revolutionised the packing of netted fruits. The Essex based company were also finalists in the Robotics and Automation category for their FANUC palletising solution at Mars Horsecare UK Ltd.
New Fast Pre-pack Collator System For Bulk Goods Handling.
The multi award winning packing equipment manufacturer has designed the standalone Collator System to maximize the ability of working with existing sack placing and sealing equipment.
Capable of collating and packing up to 80 pre-packs into outer sacks per minute, the system overcomes common problems typically seen with other systems, as explained by Paul Wilkinson, Pacepacker’s Business Development Manager, explains: “We saw a gap in the market for a collator which would continuously support the pre-packed bulk goods as they were entering the outer sack. We found that many systems on the market did not control the fall of the product very well, which often results in pre-packs breaking through the bottom of the outer sack due to their weight and density. We have improved this part of the process by incorporating motorised support arms to control the descent of the pre-packed polybags into the outer sack, eliminating damage and waste to both product and pack.”
Suitable for small to medium sized bags and sacks, this machine will operate up to 13 operations per minute.
Pacepacker Services Ltd are UK designers and manufacturers of automatic packing systems that work day in, day out, whatever the packing environment.
Products include pick & place solutions, sack placers, weighing machines, bagging systems, stitchers, heat sealers and robot palletising systems. We are a "Fanuc Strategic Partner", specialists in the supply of Fanuc robotic solutions.
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