High accuracy check weigh

by Greg Perry

High accuracy check weigh

This In Process Check system provides an extremely accurate ( 0.01mg) measurement of the powder in a blister pack. Using a Mettler Toledo weight scale the blister is weighed before and after each pocket is evacuated of powder to provide a high accuracy process check of the fill quantity. Using an ABB IRB 120 robot the blisters are processed from trays in the required order with all data logged.

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.

Don’s Smallgoods central palletiser

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Don’s Smallgoods central palletiser

This central palletiser was installed in 2009 and is still going strong.

Receiving over 9,000 cartons per hour from 27 packing lines, with 16 robots and 32 pallet stations the system outputs over 100 wrapped pallets per hour.

The system is serviced by AGV delivering stacks of empty pallets and taking the finished pallets away.

Featuring ABB 4600 robots the system uses custom rail shuttles to transfer the pallets from pallet preparation to each station then on to the stretch wrapper..

Automatic Corner Post

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Automatic Corner Post

This automatic corner post application on a turntable stretch wrapper uses an ABB IRB 1200 to pick up a corner post from a magazine stack, fold it then apply tack adhesive.

The robot:

  • scans the corner of the pallet for accurate placement of the corner post.
  • applies one layer of stretch wrapping to the pallet before attaching the corner posts.
  • then applies another layer of stretch wrapping to hold the posts in place permanently.

Robotic wool keeper system

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Robotic wool keeper system

This is an automated robot cell for the Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA)  to empty and clean the wool from trolleys of wool keepers. Read more