The ‘pick and place’ systems have experimented a new increase due to its versatility and productivity
The high technology that the processed food industry has experimented during the recent years has a lot to do with the implementation of robotics in the manufacturing processes.
Much of this transformation involves ‘pick and place’ systems which, to a large extent, are currently experimenting a new growth due to their great versatility and huge productivity.
In fact, it is not strange to see in the most technologically advanced companies various ‘robotic arms’ doing, at frenzy speeds, the most tedious tasks, because of being repetitive and uncomfortable, while the workers can dedicate themselves to other more complex tasks that provide greater value to the product.
The ‘pick and place’ systems can be adapted to meet the specifications required for each task, they are programmable and vary in their design, depending on their use: selection, canning, collection, assembly, packaging, inspection, or palletizing, among others.
Some are small and light, perfect for tight spaces, and others poke out like dinosaur heads in end-of-line logistics tasks.
The advantages of robotic ‘pick and place’ systems are speed, reduction of errors, high precision, quality control, increased performance, and the possibility of interconnection with other programmable PLC or process management systems.
Choosing the right robot is our mission. With our own engineering department, and close collaboration with suppliers and customers, at Autorema we have developed ‘pick and place’ integration projects with a wide variety of applications and for the most diverse sectors, including food, which is the largest in demands regarding hygienic-sanitary and traceability regulations.