Fanuc Robots Picking Candy and Prescriptions

Jan 20, 2015

Fanuc is a leader in the robotics field, making solutions for material handling, material removal, and picking applications across the globe. Fanuc's spider robots also known as parallel-linked robots, have brought extreme accuracy and productivity. Enhanced with iRVision cameras and software, these robots are able to pick up and sort products at faster speeds and with increased precision.

Fanuc Picking Robot 2

Fanuc, a leader in robot­ics for decades, sup­plies man­u­fac­tur­ers world­wide with a pletho­ra of mod­els that weld, han­dle mate­r­i­al and remove mate­r­i­al. One spe­cif­ic area where Fanuc has shined is the pick­ing appli­ca­tion. With Fanuc’s line of Spi­der,” or par­al­lel-linked, robots, pick­ing has nev­er been eas­i­er for companies.

Some of these Fanuc robot­ic pick­ers will be used in areas like pre­scrip­tion drug pack­ag­ing, where pick­ing the right kind of pill is impor­tant. While there are sev­er­al pick­ing robots avail­able on the mar­ket, Fanuc intro­duced some­thing that changed the game of pick­ing robots – their robots could see.

And these Fanuc robot pick­ing sys­tems are not just able to see, but they are able to see in col­or, with the assis­tance of iRVi­sion cam­eras and soft­ware. Fanuc pick­ing robot­ics have per­formed many tests, show­ing off their abil­i­ty to sep­a­rate can­dies like M&Ms, Skit­tles, and jel­ly beans by col­or. These robots are now equipped to pick up and sort small items by the col­or of their sur­faces, and they don’t pick them up slow­ly. They speed up pro­duc­tion to a rate that is unat­tain­able by man­u­al appli­ca­tions, sav­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers time and money. 

With the addi­tion of vision to Fanuc robot­ic pick­ers, these sys­tems will not only be able to sort pre­scrip­tions, but they will also be able to dou­ble-check their work, and also keep a more accu­rate log of their prod­ucts. This gives com­pa­nies a way to back­track a bot­tle to see where it came from if it is dam­aged or spoiled.

With Fanuc pick­ing robots, as well as mod­els from oth­er robot­ics’ com­pa­nies, it is believed there will be more and more automa­tion for the pick­ing of small, valu­able things like pre­scrip­tion pills or micro-electronics.

Robots​.com, a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor for Fanuc Robot­ics, has sev­er­al of the Fanuc M‑series Spi­der” pick­ing robots avail­able for pur­chase or cus­tomiza­tion. These robots can be inte­grat­ed alone or in groups to fur­ther auto­mate your pick­ing processes. 

For more infor­ma­tion about automat­ing with Fanuc robot pick­ers, con­tact Robots​.com today online or at 8777626881.

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