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emkon. packaging machinery: robot solutions
Standard Fast-Picker: The scara robotic cell by emkon.
Standardized robotic cell for your food and pharmaceutical products
Our packing cell for shrimps is used as blueprint for hygienic primary packaging of sensitive unpacked foodstuff. In close cooperation between the sensor specialist Sick and the robot manufacturer Stäubli, emkon. has developed an innovation packing cell which combined hygienic process guidance, intelligent automation and high efficiency.
In our application example, the high-speed-robot TP80 he puts the sensitive shrimps into trays. “The shrimps-cell is a kind of standard cell, that we are able to qualify by a few modifications for other products of the food and pharma sector. Key elements like robot, image processing and the like remain unchanged.”, says Ralf Köster, responsible project manager at emkon.
A centrally above the belt located Sick 3D image processor (type Trispektor1000) tracks the shrimps in conjunction with the rotary encoder. After the position of each piece has saved, the exact coordinates are submitted to the Fast Picker TP80 he. The latter picks up the shrimps with its vacuum gripper and places them correctly positioned according to packing patters into trays.
The used camera technology reliably recognizes differently sized products. The suction cup takes up the products safely and reliably to the correct height. Thus, pharmaceutical products, e. g. syringes and cannulas, are repeatedly put down in a certain arrangement – despite different dimensions, heights and forms.
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Food grade materials for oils and washdown environments
With standard cycles the TP80 he reaches more than 200 picks per minute in practice. This also applies for sensitive production environments such as in the food and pharma sectors. By choosing the options HE and H1, the known four-axle is becoming a high-speed robot for sensitive packaging machines. HE stands for Humid Environment and marks the types, which are modified for the impact of splashing water. They cope with the typical food industry intensively cleaning processes with detergents of different values without any problems. In comparison with competitors’ products, the fast picker TP80 he can be operated by the usage of a special oil with unabated performance.
Sick, Stäubli and emkon. jointly developed an optimal solution for sensitive foodstuff. The sensor technology by Sick and the robotic technology by Stäubli are ideal components for the use of special applications under specific conditions and performances in the special machines of emkon.