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Automated Case Packing System with FANUC Robots Case Packs Paper Products - Courtesy of Hartness International


FANUC Robotics Authorized Integrator Hartness International is a global leader in the case packing industry, providing proven innovation backed by a powerful commitment to service and excellence. This video showcases an innovative case packing system provided by Hartness utilizing robotic automation with FANUC robots. This system uses the FANUC M-710iC Robot and the smaller LR Mate 200iC Robot. Both of these robot models are highly used in the packaging industry, and can be applied to nearly every manufacturing application.

First, a dry-cycle test of the system is shown. The FANUC LR Mate 200iC robot picks a partition sheet in it gripper, and passes the sheet onto the FANUC M-710iC, which receives the part with its end-of-arm tooling. With the partition sheet in its end-of-arm tooling, the M-710iC then picks up two rows of product while simultaneously placing the partition between the two rows. The product is being indexed to the pick position of the robot using a flight bar conveyor driven by a FANUC auxiliary axis. The robot packs the layer of the product tightly in its case. 

After handing another partition sheet to the M-710iC, the LR Mate 200iC then picks and places a tier sheet into the case. This tier sheet will go between the two layers of product. Once the case pack is full, the product is indexed out of the system on the conveyor.

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Key Technology Demonstrated


FANUC M-710iC Robot

The M-710iC is a medium payload robot with a wrist payload of 20, 50 or 70kg. Five models are available which can be used in a wide variety of applications.

  • FANUC M-710iC/50, 70
    Wide motion envelope and enough wrist load capacity to handle a large panel.
  • FANUC M-710iC/50S
    This model has a compact body that is suitable for narrow work environments. (Payload capacity 50kg)
  • FANUC M-710iC/20L
    Long reach and high motion performance make it suitable for various applications, such as material handling, sealing and arc welding (Payload capacity 20kg)
  • FANUC M-710iC/50H
    This five-axis model is designed for the high speed transfer of parts. The ceiling mount option is ideal for compact handling systems. (Payload capacity 50kg)

FANUC LR Mate 200iC Robot

  • Offers maximum performance in a light, efficient, accurate and nimble (LEAN) package.
  • Meets the automation needs of a variety of industries including electronics, medical devices, food, metals, plastics, and packaged and consumer goods.
  • Its compact design and flexibility to quickly adapt to small lot sizes, new styles and other modifications provides manufacturers an affordable solution for small part, flexible production.
  • The six-axis, LR Mate 200iC robot rates ‘best in class’ for its wrist load capacity, repeatability, work envelope, and speed.
  • Multiple mounting options: floor, tabletop, inside machines, angle and invert, which maximizes flexibility for small and narrow workspaces.
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