Advantages of Robotic Packaging Systems
The COVID-19 pandemic brought a renewed focus to the utility of packaging robots, which have proved to be integral to the industry's survival. Today’s customers are demanding automated picking systems that result in faster production rates to remain relevant in an extremely competitive market.
Some of the benefits of these intelligent machines include more accurate measurements of usage; meeting post-pandemic demand; ability to handle products of various sizes, shapes, and weights; and reducing workplace injuries from mundane and repetitive tasks.
Packaging robotic workcells come in four different models:
Articulated robots sport rotary joints and are usually shaped like an arm. These workcells can handle various materials, pack goods, and more.
Delta/Parallel Link Robots
Delta or parallel link robots are equipped to turn in a 360 degree orbital motion that can rapidly pick up and place items.
Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm (SCARA)
Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm (SCARA) robots mimic the motions of a human arm and are anchored in a fixed position. These robots are used for palletizing, assembly, and packaging.
Cartesian robots are built tough and designed to carry out tasks like loading and unloading heavier items.
What Robotic Packaging Machinery RIOS Offers
RIOS is creating full-stack robotic workcells that are the core building blocks of the smart factories of the future. Their robotic workcells come equipped with a suite of software-defined and adaptable machines that autonomously manage the production, movement, and packaging of goods. These machines are engineered to be extensions of human operators on the assembly line.
The RIOS modular workcells designed for packing automation are VULCAN and HERMES.
How To Implement Robotics for Packaging Automation
As the packaging industry is expected to be more flexible, so are its intelligent machines. Robotic packaging systems have become an integral part to all phases of automation, packaging, assembly, and shipping.
There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to implementing this technology in a factory. This includes ensuring the environment around the lines stays free of contaminants and providing an adequate source of power and workspace.
Whether you need to automate labor-intensive tasks or adapt production to real-time demand, RIOS can support your organization's goals by advancing your business into the 21st century and beyond.