Easy Does It: Robotic Packing and Palletizing of Lightbulbs
by Cathy Powell
FANUC America Corporation Posted 06/01/2008
A lightbulb manufacturer faced intense pressure to produce high-quality, reliable products while keeping consumer costs low. In this extremely competitive market, this manufacturer needed to maintain production uptime, improve reliability and minimize product damage.
To meet critical production goals, this company worked with FANUC Robotics North America, Inc. to choose a flexible, affordable robotic automation system.
This robotic solution for packing and palletizing provided a strategic advantage by giving the company the flexibility to respond quickly to changing market, product and competitive conditions. It helped to eliminate the downtime required to change from product to product and easily accommodate unique packing configurations.
Dedicated case packing equipment can accommodate standard cardboard-packaged lightbulbs; however, conventional machinery lacks the flexibility required to handle various sizes of blister-packaged lightbulbs. FANUC Robotics offers several robots for high-speed production of both standard and blister-packaged lightbulbs. In addition, our systems offer improved reliability and delicate product handling.