At some point in the production process, all products need to be picked, packed, and palletized. Robot-based automation ensures that you have everything you need for the packaging process to create an efficient and flexible production flow.

The stages of the packaging process

Picking

Automatic robotic systems are faster, more flexible, precise, and overall more effective at picking packages than manual operators. Robotic packaging applications are popular in many industries and packaging line setups, including frozen food, bakery, and confectionery, meat and fish, pet food, medical products, etc.

Packing

In the packing stage of the packaging process, robot automation offers easy integration, increased flexibility, and high reliability. Top loading of boxes, unloading and mixing, and feeding of products to end loaders or film wrappers are easily handled by packaging cells, designed and optimized for packing applications with a payload of up to 30 kg. With a comprehensive range of robots, controller equipment, vision technology, and software, SEE Engineering can help you optimize all kinds of packing applications, including race track packing and tracking of moving conveyors. 

Palletizing

Placing boxes, trays, bags, bottles or other items on a pallet may seem simple enough. But, when handling the rigorous demands of multiple feeder lines, quick box-pattern changes, and high up-time, robot-based automation truly shines. They offer the versatility, reach, and handling capacity needed for most palletizing applications. 

Benefits

Robotic packaging cells are an excellent alternative to manual operation that offer a large range of benefits, including:

  • Reduced labor costs
  • Reduced staff injuries from repetitive strain
  • Reduced compensation claims
  • Reduced losses in production time
  • Reduced staff turnover & management
  • Increased productivity
  • Increased product quality
  • Increased product consistency
  • Increased competitive advantage
  • Increased safety

How can SEE Engineering help you?

SEE Engineering offers design and integration services for a wide range of robot-based packaging automation cells, including specialized robots for picking, packing, and palletizing to help you meet the demands of most packaging industry applications. 

For any of your inquiries, do not hesitate to contact us at any time.