Mississauga, Ontario — Proco Machinery Inc. unveiled the next generation of its Pakman case packer, integrated with two collaborative robots for automating blow molded bottle manufacturing lines.
These systems, which have Yaskawa Motomon HC10 and HC20 cobots, efficiently handle blow molded containers and deliver a cost savings compared to conventional automation, according to a Proco Machinery news release.
The latest iteration is a breakthrough collaborative robotic automation system that works interactively with co-workers and needs minimal training for teaching new tasks.
"These systems are being designed in such a way that they complement the production line and provide simplified operation, a smaller footprint, and enhanced efficiencies. These collaborative robotic systems reduce the handling of the container and provide an excellent return on investment," said Siva Krish, vice president of sales for Proco Machinery.
The Pakman case packer features a collating indexing accumulation system to collect layers of bottles inside the packaging cell. The accumulation table stages the layer of bottles so they can be picked up by Proco's end-of-arm tooling and placed inside the box.
Another feature helps to rotate the layer of bottles to neck-down orientation. Referred to as integrated rotary inverting technology, this add-on feature doesn't change the packaging cell size. It can be purchased at a later date and fitted to the line.
The Proco Pakman case packer is supplied with a six-axis collaborative robotic arm, infeed conveyor, and a box conveyor all mounted onto a common sub-frame which in turn is fitted with leveling pads and castor wheels for moving into position.
The system is compact enough to fit between blow molding lines. The case packer has a cell size of only 100 inches x 70 inches.
For more information, call (905) 602-6066 or go to www.procomachinery.com.