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Schneider Packaging Demonstrates Robox Vi/Spider
Schneider Packaging Equipment Company Posted 03/24/2011
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc., specializing in end-of-line solutions for palletizing and case packing needs, will demonstrate a Robox Vi/Spider series equipped with two FANUC Robotics Delta (spider) robots designed for specialty cartoning, case packing, and high-speed pick and place applications at Automate SM 2011, co-located with ProMat® 2011, McCormick Place, Chicago, Booth N-1014.
Schneider Packaging’s wide range of automated solutions, for cartoning, case packing and palletizing focus on lower total cost of ownership, smaller footprint, rapid changeover, energy savings, and sustainable operations with high overall operating efficiency. Schneider’s solutions have the ability to pack combo packs, as well as sort, count, orient, align, pack, close, label and palletize in highly efficient, cost saving configurations that improve quality and packaging efficiency.
From the Robox Vi small footprint robotic descrambler/packer systems, to multi-line bulk palletizing robotic cells, Schneider uses its 40 plus years of innovative experience to develop automated packing and palletizing solutions. The Robox Vi/spider with integrated vision intelligence eliminates conventional traditional complex product handling/orientating mechanisms vastly improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) through high reliability, low maintenance, fast changeovers, and ease of operation. The Robox Vi/Spider series on display at Automate 2011 utilizes two four-axis spider robots that are designed for complex packaging operations such as nesting or other unique patterns. The system can pick up and insert parts into trays, cartons or cases at simple or compound angles, and twist parts into place at high speeds. This ability to pack flexibly improves packaging efficiency and reduces the amount of packaging materials required, resulting in cost reduction and enhanced sustainability.
“Packaging customers require higher speeds and accuracy to meet their production goals today and the combination of advanced vision, flexibility and accuracy of the Schneider Robox Vi combined with the speed, flexibility, and agile dexterity of the FANUC Robotics spider makes it possible to automate the packaging of a variety of product shapes that are not easily handled with traditional methods,” says Terry Zarnowski, Director of Sales and Marketing, Schneider Packaging Equipment.
Additionally the flexibility and speed of the robot provides greater overall operating efficiency due to its inherent high reliability, ease of maintenance, and rapid changeover. The Robox Vi/Spider, like all Schneider Packaging solutions, operates with the company’s latest features for high operating performance, and simplicity of set up and changeovers.
ABOUT SCHNEIDER PACKAGING EQUIPMENT CO., INC.
Schneider manufactures a complete line of robotic palletizing, case packers, tray packers and specialty cartoning systems. Schneider is FANUC Robotics largest integrator for palletizing and case packing in North America. Additionally, Schneider offers a variety of ancillary equipment such as case erectors, cartoners, conveyors, pallet dispensers, shuttle cars, automatic guided carts, and elevators that can easily be integrated with coding/labeling equipment, RFID / barcode scanners, weight checking, and stretch or shrink wrapping equipment to provide a complete turnkey system solution. Some specialty markets include food, beverage, industrial, tissue, paper, personal care, pharmaceutical, and replication industries.
Whatever the requirements, Schneider works to provide the best solution for any unique need. Schneider Packaging is a Certified Servicing Integrator, Authorized System Integrator, Certified Vision Specialist, and Strategic Market Specialist for FANUC Robotics as well as a Machine Builder partner in the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™ program.