Case Packer & Central Palletiser

by Greg Perry

Case Packer & Central Palletiser

Two case packers for 3 types of vacuumed formed muffin packs at up to 50 packs per minute. The cases are then closed, taped and labelled, and then fed to one of 2 palletisers. Finished pallets are feed through a stretch wrapper where an SSCC label is applied and then conveyed to a out feed buffer awaiting pickup by an operator.

Case Packer

by Greg Perry

Case Packer

Case packing of 3 types of vacuumed formed muffin packs at up to 50 packs per minute. Includes case erector, loading, close and taping with a direct feed to a central palletiser.

Factory Tour of ADDE – Nov 2021

by Greg Perry

Factory Tour of ADDE – Nov 2021

We have a range of interesting projects all coming to completion in our factory. COVID makes it difficult to invite visitors so we made this virtual tour to show you some of the cool projects on our floor. The projects include an automated tray handling system, a complete end of line packing system including case packers and a central palletiser, a donut dough sorting machine, a small footprint case packer, our Zero Footprint (ZFP) Palletiser, and a bin picking system with PickIt Software and Zivid camera.

Frankfurt Sausage Packing Machine

by Greg Perry

Frankfurt Sausage Packing Machine

This specialised ADDE machine is for the high speed packing of up to 800 sausages (Frankfurt or hotdog sausages) per minute (1,000 cocktails/minute) loading into a Multivac thermoformer. The machine features quick-change setup between 70mm up to 250mm (3″ to 10″) with packing configurations between retail and bulk packs. The system is split in 2 down each side of the Multivac with 2 Velec bowls, 2 ADDE high speed sorting heads and 4 Kuka Agilus KR 10 hygenic grade robots packing into the Multivac packs.

Alto Central Palletiser

by Greg Perry

Alto Central Palletiser

This central palletiser was installed in 2009 (confirm!) but is still going strong. All palletisers are customised to the number of lines and rates required; this line is optimised for a large number of lines (up to 36) but a relatively low case rate on each line, which means robots on tracks is the perfect solution. The line features 3 pallet types with the robot picking the required pallet from the stack and loading it in place using the special gripper adaptor. Finished pallets are taken out on rail shuttles to the hood wrapper and on to the warehouse.

Product Double Stacking

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Product Double Stacking

Reorientating and double stacking product in preparation for flow wrap packaging.

Product infeed rate is 90 parts per minute. The machine uses a Fanuc M-1iA D 6-axis Delta Robot to pick, place and reorientate the part.

Cake loading to trays

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Cake loading to trays

Automated loading of cakes onto trays.

The trays are de-nested using an ABB robot.

The operator can replenish the stacks of trays without stopping the robot loading.

The tray stacks from the box occasionally come wedged together causing the robot not being able to pickup the tray. In this situation the robot after a couple of attempts will automatically start loading from the other side of the de-nester. A tower lamp alerts the operator of the presence of a wedged tray. They can then rectify the problem and allow the robot to resume de-nesting from that stack.

The cakes come in sets of 4 at a rate of 900 per hour. Using conveyor tracking the robot will pick up the cake and place it in the tray.

Domino laser integration

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Domino laser integration

In this project we integrated a Domino Laser Marking unit and a vision system into a larger multi-process piece of equipment. Read more

UR5 robot loading parts

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UR5 robot loading parts

UR5 collaborative robot loading parts onto a conveyor. A great application where a collaborative robot is the ideal solution. Read more