Compact, Strong, Fast, Flexible & Safe: Fibre King launches a 3-Axis Robot Arm Case Packer that will revolutionise the way in which we load cases and collate products.
As the automated packaging market pushes for robotic automation, Fibre King has set out to incorporate the flexibility that robotic automation offers into their flagship range of equipment. Before embarking on this R&D challenge, Fibre King considered the availability of industrial robots but found it difficult to customise what was available to suit their application requirements. Fibre King’s team of mechanical and electrical engineers worked together to rapidly develop the design in a virtual environment prior to confidently building a full scale prototype. The prototype was on display at Propak Asia 2018 for those lucky enough to attend.
The 3-axis articulating robot arm has been purpose designed to suit multiple applications around product collation, sorting and loading. Using twin robot arms makes the collation and loading of products including pouches, cases, trays, bottles, tins etc a continuous motion which improves productivity, reliability and in a significantly smaller footprint compared to traditional continuous motion machines. Pick and place loading is vastly improved over parallel arm kinematic systems by providing a wider range of operation and flexibility. It is possible to increase the rate of production by expanding to multiple robot arms for simultaneous loading of multiple cases. In this application it is possible to have a single robot gripper attachment picking multiple caseloads of product or multiple robots working in unison. A single robot is designed to operate at high speed in a frequent start/stop motion while carrying a 40 kilogram payload.
With such a high payload capacity the available applications are not limited to product handling for case packing. Fibre King also see a range of applications for the 3-axis robot in palletising and more specifically full case handling.
If you would like to see how Fibre King’s range of Case Packers and Palletisers can improve your operational efficiency please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +617 3293 8800.