At present, advanced robotics technology is widely used in packaging lines. Why do you say that? Because with the advancement of science and technology, we need to apply more robotic technology to packaging lines. Fully automatic production line manufacturers give the following technical suggestions.
In the field of packing and palletizing operations, we are already familiar with the role of robots. But until now, the role of robots in the upstream process of the packaging production line is still limited, which is mainly affected by the cost and technical complexity of the robot. However, all signs indicate that this situation is changing rapidly. For example, robots can extend their hands in the upstream processes of the two main packaging lines. The first process is to use a robot to connect the terminal of the processing process with a packaging equipment, such as an automatic packaging machine or a cartoning machine. Another process is to use robots to transfer the products after the primary packaging to the secondary packaging equipment. At this time, it is also necessary to place the feeding part of the cartoning machine and the robot properly together. The above two processes are traditionally done manually. People are very good at dealing with random situations because they have the unique ability to observe the things in front of them and how to deal with them. Robots are lacking in this respect, because in the past they used programs to control where they should go, what they should pick up, and where they should be placed, and so on. However, more and more robots are being used in the above fields to complete tasks. This is mainly because robots are currently smart enough to detect products coming from the production line and make corresponding actions based on many parameters. The improvement of robot performance is mainly due to the improvement of the reliability and processing power of the vision system. The vision system is mainly controlled by PC and PLC to complete the work. With the improvement of PC and PLC capabilities and lower prices, the vision system can be more effectively used in more complex applications, which was unimaginable before. In addition, robots themselves are becoming more and more suitable for packaging operations. Robot suppliers are beginning to perceive that the packaging field is a very dynamic market, and they have also begun to spend a lot of time and energy to develop robotic equipment suitable for this market instead Develop robots that are highly automated but not suitable for packaging operations. At the same time, the advancement of robot grippers also allows robots to be used in product packaging operations that are difficult to handle. Recently, robot integration expert RTS Flexible Systems has developed a robotic gripper that can be transferred without touching the pancake. This gripper is equipped with a mechanism that can squeeze the air into a special dark room, which creates an upward traction in the middle part of the gripper, or “air circulation”, thereby lifting the pancakes from the conveyor belt stand up. Although the application of robots in the field of packing and palletizing has been very mature, the increasing technological improvements for robots are still continuing. For example, at the InterPACk exhibition, ABB introduced a new second palletizing robot, which is said to have a larger operating area and faster speed than previous models. The IRB 660 palletizing robot can handle products up to 3.15 meters away, with a payload of 250 kg. The robot's four-axis design means that it can track a moving conveyor, so it can complete the palletizing of boxes in the event of a shutdown.
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