Packing Robots Offer Flexibility, Precision

Jun 16, 2011

Packing applications are in need of smart, flexible, and precise robots. The packaging materials and product shapes are always changing and so a robot that offers a wide range of flexibility, precision, and versatility would be extremely beneficial on the packing production line. ​ offers a wide range of both new and refurbished robots that can add huge benefits to your production line.


Neces­si­ty is the moth­er of inven­tion and in response to pack­ing automa­tion chal­lenges, robot man­u­fac­tur­ers have cre­at­ed a wide vari­ety of pack­ing robot solutions.

Pack­ing appli­ca­tions require smart, flex­i­ble, and pre­cise robots. Pack­ag­ing mate­ri­als and prod­uct shapes are always chang­ing. Pack­ing jobs range from inspect­ing, case cod­ing, and read­ing bar­codes, to sort­ing, label­ing, and pick and plac­ing items. Find out about the diver­si­ty of pack­ing robots avail­able.

Delta-Style Pack­ing Robots:
Fanuc delta-style robots lend them­selves to pack­ing appli­ca­tions in part because they are so pre­cise and quick, but also because they are extreme­ly flex­i­ble. Designed with mul­ti­ple flex­i­ble legs con­nect­ed to a cen­tral tool­ing plate, delta-style robots pro­vide a unique automa­tion solution. 

The Fanuc M‑1iA and M‑3iA delta robots are used in a num­ber of dif­fer­ent indus­tries (phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal, food, elec­tron­ics, etc.). They offer reli­able, speedy solu­tions for sort­ing items (espe­cial­ly small items) and plac­ing items in pack­ag­ing. Vision soft­ware and hard­ware allow for prod­uct iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, ori­en­ta­tion, and inspec­tion features.

Dual-Arm Pack­ing Robots:
In addi­tion to delta-style pack­ing robot solu­tions, there are also dual-arm pack­ing robots. Motomans dual arm robot series is extreme­ly well-suit­ed for pack­ing appli­ca­tions. Dual-arm robots are extreme­ly pre­cise and dex­ter­ous, offer­ing human-like assem­bly capa­bil­i­ties. The arms can be pro­grammed to work col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly or sep­a­rate­ly. The MotomanSDA5D, SDA10D and SDA20D can be out­fit­ted with a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent tool­ing options, mak­ing them even more pack­ing-friend­ly.

Oth­er Pack­ing Robots:
In addi­tion to these unusu­al pack­ing robots, there are more tra­di­tion­al robot styles specif­i­cal­ly engi­neered to sat­is­fy pack­ing appli­ca­tion needs. Motomans MPK2 and MPK50 pro­vide robust, stur­dy solu­tions with five and four axes respec­tive­ly. From Fanuc, small­er artic­u­lat­ed arms such as the LRMate 200iC as well as the M‑10iA and M‑20iAmod­els pro­vide excel­lent pack­ing answers.

Man­u­fac­tur­ers look­ing to auto­mate pack­ing appli­ca­tions have a lot of robot styles and mod­els to chose from. Call Robots​.com for more infor­ma­tion and pric­ing on pack­ing robots: 8777626881 or online.

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