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Robotics Industry News

Robotic Material Handling: Cases, Bags, Dairy

BW Integrated Systems

Robotics are gaining greater acceptance within the packaging machinery industry. Easily integrated with a wide variety of packaging equipment, robots provide a unique solution which yield simple, flexible and highly reliable results.

With a small footprint and lower maintenance requirements due to minimal electrical and mechanical components (including no cams, belts, chains and minimal pneumatics), robots have the ability to use six degrees-of-freedom for optimum packaging and line layout design. Robots also have the ability to Robotic Material Handling: Cases, Bags, Dairypick-and-place from multiple locations, feature very quick or automated changeovers, can operate with little or no human interaction, all while providing greater speed-to-market (shorter lead times) when compared to non-robotic, alternative packaging solutions.

Markets Served:

•    Converted Paper Products
•    Blow Molded Plastics
•    Prepared Foods
•    Pharmaceuticals
•    Health & Beauty
•    Confectionery
•    Dairy
•    Baked Goods & Snack Foods
•    Poultry, Meat & Fish

Applications Served:

•    Case and Tray Packing / Unpacking
•    Carton Loading
•    Palletizing
•    De-Palletzing
•    Partition/Divider Inserting
•    Mixing/Combination Packing
•    Product Orienting/Collation
•    Repacking

A key to any successful packaging application is integration. Whether it is integration among two machines or an entire line, successful integration is imperative to improving "Total Return on Investment" as well as overall line efficiency. We offer complete integration for all robotic packaging applications, including:

•    Line Design
•    Equipment Sourcing
•    Project and Installation Management
•    Line Controls

We recognize the importance of incorporating high quality components into our machinery - components which reflect the best quotient of function, feature and value to meet our customer's expectations. Thiele’s supplier partner for robotics is FANUC Robotics America. We also recognize that many of our customers may have developed supply relationships that are complimentary to, or competitive with, our strategic partner. Our formal agreement specifically provides Thiele the ability to work with competitive suppliers based on customer preference and request.

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