Working closely with leading robot & mechatronic manufacturers, Festo and FANUC, Pacepacker launched a new pick and place robot portfolio at Foodex incorporating the widest range of technologies on the market. This comprehensive 20 + range, from off-the-shelf economical entry level systems to custom designed robots for handling wrapped or unwrapped foods. Consequently Pacepacker, an automation integrator, can provide a robotic solution to handle any food assembly or packing scenario.

Pacepacker’s Business Development Manager, Paul Wilkinson comments: “We’ve been integrating robots for pick & place and palletising tasks for over 40 years, but the use of robots to pick-up and pack food products is really starting to accelerate. This was reflected in the levels of enquiries we received at Foodex from a diverse cross section of end users, from snacks, to ready meals and flour producers. One enquiry we received came from a fish supplier to pick up raw product is testament to the growing interest for primary packing. With the recent introduction of IP69K certified systems food manufacturers are able to overcome barriers to automation allowing them to integrate robotic applications onto their fresh packing lines.”

Food manufacturers looking to gain more knowledge on the subject can attend a free educational event in June at Pacepacker’s Essex based facility on robotics and automation where they will learn the differences between Cartesian, articulated arm and delta-style robots and their application capability. Email to book a place E [email protected].

Tel: 01371 811544

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