Zen Automation Technology has recently installed a Robotic Poly Bag Inserter for a Queensland bakery.
RSC's are delivered to the bagging machine from the carton erector, the bag in tube form is fed automatically into the carton once it is in position, the robot moves forward and grips the bag while the bag feeder cut and seals; the robot then grips the bag and pulls it open, a unique set of flippers grip the inside of the bag while the robot move down to cuff it over the carton flaps.
The customer was very tight for space and required a palletiser in the same area, Zen Automation Technology decided to design a multi functional tool and using the same robot introduced a dual purpose solution, when the system calls for palletising the robot turns through 90 degrees and palletises a simple 6 per layer pattern.
Adding the palletiser element was a minimal cost addition to the total solution. The system runs at a comfortable speed of around 10 cartons per minute.