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“The Toothpaste Factory”

Case study for Active8 Robots

Client: Undisclosed (Multinational Corporation).

 

Sector: FMCG manufacture.

Application: De-palletising, loading cartons of toothpaste tubes, protective film removal, carton removal.

Problem: Dependency on shift-based labour for irregular production runs scheduled on an order by order basis.

Solution: Automated collaborative robot cell designed to: transfer boxes containing tubes from pallet to infeed conveyor system; remove lids from boxes before placing on return feed conveyor system; remove plastic sheet material lining boxes and place into waste unit; and stack empty pallets.

 

Technologies:

  • Universal Robots UR10.
  • Integrated safety sensors to regulate robot running speed in variable conditions and eliminate the need for physical guarding.
  • 3D printed vacuum nozzle by Active8 Robots.
  • Bespoke multifunction end of arm tooling by Active8 Robots.

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