Robots are Speeding Up the Packing Process

Jun 16, 2014

Industrial robots can increase the speeds of your packing process while also maintaining consistency. Integrating an automated system onto your production line means that they can work 24/7 and provide incredibly accurate results. Furthermore, packing robots help to take over the straining and backbreaking jobs that can injure human workers.


For more than 40 years, indus­tri­al robots have been per­form­ing appli­ca­tions in fac­to­ries world­wide. Over the years, these appli­ca­tions have con­tin­ued to improve and evolve. One of the appli­ca­tions, robot­ic pack­ing, gives robot­ic sys­tems the abil­i­ty to pack prod­ucts into cas­es for ship­ment. By using pack­ing robots for these appli­ca­tions, items are packed more accu­rate­ly and with a greater speed than ever before.

Fill­ing box­es for ship­ment is one of the many jobs that was tedious and dull for work­ers, as well as a task that exposed them to the pos­si­bil­i­ty of arm, neck and back injuries due to repet­i­tive move­ments. When robots took over the pack­ing game, human work­ers got to move behind the robots, giv­ing up these pos­si­ble strains and injuries to learn the skills of oper­at­ing a robot­ic sys­tem, which is more mar­ketable today. The switch also improved the pro­duc­tiv­i­ty by ward­ing off pro­duc­tion slow­downs due to low work­er numbers.

When man­u­fac­tur­ers uti­lize pack­ing robots that are equipped with vision, or if they pair the robots with a vision sys­tem on the pro­duc­tion line, they are improv­ing their pack­ing appli­ca­tion even more. The vision sys­tem can ensure that the robot is pack­ing the right prod­uct into the right box, which means that cus­tomers will not get the wrong prod­ucts, and the integri­ty of the company’s prod­ucts will remain unscathed. These cam­eras cut down on the pos­si­bil­i­ty for work­er error, and they can also keep bet­ter track of pack­ages than human work­ers, which is impor­tant if a prod­uct is recalled.

Are you inter­est­ed in a robot pack­er for your facil­i­ty? Then you should give Robots​.com a call. Robots​.com pro­vides solu­tions from sev­er­al dif­fer­ent robot­ics com­pa­nies, includ­ing Fanuc, Motoman, KUKA, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and ABB. Our staff will work with you to get you a great sys­tem for your money.

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