Increased Competition in the Field of Robotics

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1. Introduction In recent years the field of robotics is mainly focused on industrial environments due to resource and productivity and changing human mind issues. Today’s businesses are facing increased competition and are under pressure to cut costs. They face escalating labour, energy or material costs and are concerned about their business’s environmental impact. Robotics is a powerful tool to address these pressures and sharpen their competitive edge. Robotics has come a long way in the last 20 years, from its beginning in highly structured environments, where native intelligence on the part of the robot was not required. Today, once prohibitive costs in developing on-board intelligence are plummeting, and robots are now gearing up…show more content…
• Packing products into reusable or single-use trays • Unloading various types of baked goods from pans • • Unloading and casepacking single-serve portion packages from filling machines • • Palletizing and depalletizing beverages, cases, bags, pails, totes, bulk containers, cans, bundles, etc. These robotic applications have enabled manufacturers in the food industry to accommodate new lightweight sustainable package designs, improve OEE, reduce changeover time, eliminate change parts, reduce operating costs, and improve food safety and quality. b. Benefits of End-of-Line Robots in Packaging End-of-line palletizing robots can be used with multi-case grippers, for example, to achieve high throughput rates. After the cases are collated on the infeed conveyor, the robot can transfer the cases, using a vacuum-actuated gripper, to the pallet. Products that can be palletized can include: corrugated cases bags and pouches, bottles and cans, totes and open cases, drums, pails and rolls, bundles and stacks, pallets and slip sheets. The precise placement of items such as these on the pallet ensures that the corners and edges of the cases are aligned for maximum stacking strength and minimal product damage in shipment. Optimally, edges should be stacked on edges, and corners should be stacked on corners and that is one of those areas where a robotic system, being done manually today, can
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