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Custom System to Move and Cut Bags Featuring 2 FANUC Robots

A manufacturer in Aurora, IL wanted to eliminate a worker from their bag dumping station for ergonomic and health reasons. The bag dumping station releases fumed silica particles that can cause irritation. RobotWorx supplied the company with a two-robot FANUC system to move and cut open the bags during the dumping process, thus eliminating the need for a worker to be exposed to the harsh environment.

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Application Goals:

  • Elimination of a worker from a position that can pose health risks.

RobotWorx Solution

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The customer chose RobotWorx to obtain a system that would move and open bags at a dumping station, thus eliminating a human worker from a hazardous situation. The system ultimately saves the company manpower, as well as saving on resources and production costs. RobotWorx was able to meet the company’s expectations by providing them with reconditioned equipment that could stand up to their loading and cutting needs.