The hottest robot packs potatoes reliably and flex

2022-08-11
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Robot packaging potatoes has been reliable and flexible for ten years

in the factory of Greenvale, the largest fresh potato supplier in the UK, four FANUC robots for product packaging have been running for ten years and have shown a high degree of flexibility in their work. In order to meet the higher requirements for packaging methods and volume, the four FANUC robots have experienced three major system upgrades in the past decade, and continue to bring strong return on investment to Greenvale

greenvale has two such robot systems in its factories in Cambridgeshire and Bellick, both of which are designed and provided by abar automation, a food automation system supplier. As a strategic partner of FANUC robot UK, abar automation provides lifelong technical support for the system and is responsible for improving it at any time according to customer needs

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each robot system called abar D can't adopt the automatic measurement mode, and the L-16 loading unit is the same, which can grab and place potatoes with 2.5 kg and 5 kg standard commodity packages at the speed of 60 bags per minute. The system was originally designed to handle 30 bags of potatoes per minute from the conveyor belt, but it has been improved and upgraded in actual work, and finally reached the current processing capacity

Rob Philips, the operation manager of Greenvale, said that since the initial installation of FANUC robot system, we have carried out at least three transformations and upgrades to make it suitable for different packaging forms. If we use the traditional loader on the conveyor belt, there is no doubt that the cost of transformation will be greatly increased

the space is limited and expensive, so minimizing the floor area is an important standard for us to choose the automation system. The compact FANUC robot has proved its success in this regard. As for the future packaging system, we hope that robots can be smaller and faster. Rob continued

about the use and maintenance of the robot system, rob Philips said there was no need to worry at all. I believe sometimes you may think that there are always some negative factors in the machine, but FANUC robot has no problem. It is very reliable and only needs to be checked once a year

the most important starting point for us to adopt this system is to consider that the robot has a high degree of flexibility. If the product packaging method changes, or the requirements of retailers change, we don't need to scrap the whole system. We will add 20% recovery and 18% reduction. There is no need to open the consumption system

by Strictly Banning new production and implementing lean production and additional investment, Greenvale's potato factory in Cambridge County has reached a production capacity of 2400 tons per week, which is three times that of ten years ago. The flexibility of equipment is the core reason, but the floor area is also an important factor in improving productivity

our excellent system performance is based on good product and engineering design. Abar will develop new hand grasping and loading and unloading schemes for FANUC robots according to our needs, and continue to improve them. I think this is why the system works so well

the annual operation of two shifts a day means that for Greenvale, system failures are almost non-existent. Rob Philips proudly claims that the normal operation rate of the factory has reached 99.98%

fanuc is the world's most diversified manufacturer of FA (factory automation), robots and intelligent machinery. Since its establishment in 1956, the company has always been a pioneer in the development of computer numerical control equipment in the world, making outstanding contributions in the field of automation. In the 1970s, FANUC became the largest professional CNC system manufacturer in the world, accounting for 70% of the global market share. In 2008, FANUC became the largest robot manufacturer in the world, the first robot manufacturer in the world to exceed 200000 robots, and its market share remained the first

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