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Pacepacker Services Makes Snack Stacking Simple

Pacepacker Services Makes Snack Stacking Simple
September 27
13:56 2013
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Pacepacker Services has assisted a leading snacks manufacturer in increasing their output of packed crisp boxes with the installation of six Fanuc M-410 robotic palletising systems.  Palletising over 5,000 boxes of crisps per hour the robots have been integrated into ALL of the six packing lines within the company’s factory and enabled them to bring a previously outsourced packing operation in-house.

When it was no longer possible for manual stackers to accurately and safely palletise crisp boxes at speed, Pacepacker integrated a four-axis FANUC M-410 into one packaging line to receive an in-feed from two separate production lines – with a combined output of 1,000 boxes per hour.  A key factor to the success of this original installation was the robots ability to handle multiple box sizes – up to 30 per production line – with the incorporation of vacuum technology.  Subsequently a further four FANUC M-410 robots were ordered. 

The final installation was made on a line packing the company’s boxes of multi-pack crisps. With only enough space within the factory for one additional production line this product was previously being packed by a third party co-packer – a cost prohibitive task.  To overcome this issue Pacepacker offered a solution by incorporating a double vacuum gripper on to a Fanuc M-410 which has the capability of lifting an entire pallet layer of boxes from a single feed.  Each robot is pre-programmed with a menu of different variations and recipes suited to the company’s needs which requires very little manual interfacing.

For further information on Pacepacker Services on Tel +44 (0)1371 811544 or visit www.pacepacker-services.com.

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