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Packaging Bags of Soup


A FANUC M-420iA is shown packaging chilled and frozen bags of soup. The system packages 40 small bags per minute and 25 large bags per minute. The controller is built into the base of the robot. A mechanical gripper is used to pick up the flexible chilled bags of soup and automatically changes to a vacuum gripper in order to pick up the frozen solid bags of soup. After packaging, the boxes are taped closed by case closers and move down the conveyor to a palletizing cell for shipping.


Key Technology Demonstrated

M-420 iA robot
  • FANUC line tracking encoder with associated software to monitor part position on conveyor.
  • Highest motion speeds in its class for maximum performance and productivity.
  • Four-axes dexterity enables access to multiple packaging lines with one unit.
  • IP67 rating allowing them to work in harsh environments.
  • Highest payload in its class helps achieve maximum throughput by handling multiple parts.
  • Loads are easily balanced between robots with PickTool and ROBOGUIDE PickPRO software.