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These are all the posts that have been tagged with robots.

KernPack expands with end of line automation

KernPack is expanding its offering by adding robotic palletising systems and laser guided vehicles to its portfolio from Skilled Group, which are used by Nestlé, Ferrero and Haribo.

Restless robots

Mike Wilson explores the many ways robot technology is helping UK confectionery manufacturers remain competitive in such an unpredictable market.

Enhanced robot safety

Fanuc’s Dual Check Safety (DCS) technology features a safety scanner and safety camera to improve operator safety when working with robots.

Investment improves margins

Lees Foods Ltd, owner of Lees of Scotland and The Waverley Bakery has announced its year end results to 31 December 2014.

Mobile packaging plant

High speed palletising combined with versatility and easy transportation means the IRB 6640 and IRB 460 are ideal for RM Group’s mobile packaging vision. Robots from ABB have helped systems integrator RM Group to turn an innovative idea for a mobile packaging system into a working reality. Housed in 45ft articulated trailers, RM Group’s mobile […]

Automation supplier rebrands

Fanuc, a manufacturer and supplier of factory automation products, has realigned its UK divisions under one brand, Fanuc UK Limited. The company hopes the move will allow them to deliver a more integrated approach to automation solutions. The rebrand also integrates the firm’s three core UK businesses: Fanuc Robotics, which manufactures robots for a variety […]

Pick and place robot portfolio

Working alongside robot and mechatronic manufacturers FANUC and Festo, Pacepacker has launched a new pick and place robot portfolio. The range, which currently includes around 20 different options for food manufacturers to choose from, is made up of Cartesian, articulated arm and delta-style robots. This range means that Pacepacker, an automation integrator, can provide a […]

Pick and place robot

Fanuc’s new M-2iA pick and place delta style robot, which is capable of high speed, accurate pick and place tasks, has been developed in response to an increasing trend driven by confectionery and food producers looking to improve the hygiene of handling raw and unpackaged foods. “Robot uptake in the confectionery market has grown considerably […]

Returning from ProSweets

After a long week at ProSweets, we are finally back in the office!!! 325 companies from over 30 countries exhibited at the show. The machinery and equipment sector was strongly represented, but ingredient suppliers were less obvious, with a few companies commenting they may not exhibit at the next event due to the fair being […]

Schubert at ProSweets: Stand F20/G029

At the Gerhard Schubert stand fair visitors can view a picker line for chocolate bars. Six TLM-F4 robots pick up 600 bars per minute from the product belt and place them onto the transmodule in non-stop operation. Ranging from chocolate bars, cookies to pralines and from bottles, tubes, sachets and cans, the line processes any […]

Cadbury keeps production sweet

26 September  2011 – With origins stretching back more than 130 years, the Cadbury factory in Bournville manufactures products including Cadbury Dairy Milk, Creme Egg, Wispa and Roses. On 2nd February 2010, Cadbury became part of Kraft Foods. The challenge The Bournville site maintains a buffer stock of wrapped but unpackaged product for its Cadbury […]

Pick and place partnership

1st June 2011 – FANUC, a leading robotics manufacturer, have recently extended Pacepacker’s strategic partnership to include them as a system integrator of pick and place systems for primary and secondary products including confectionery. This move enhances Pacepacker’s current pick and place equipment offering, which includes a range of DeltaPac pick and place machines and […]