Robotic automation solutions in the packaging industry are necessary for companies looking to grow their business.
Propack has been designing custom pick-and-place packaging systems for a variety of markets and applications for more than twenty years. Companies utilise robots as a means of achieving production line efficiencies. Propack makes certain that when it comes to providing for end-users, it views current and future needs as paramount.
Advances that make robotic technology valuable to users include:
- Greater workplace safety
- Increased productivity
- Improved sanitary designs
- Faster operating speeds and increased lifting capabilities
- Decreasing costs that make robotics more affordable
To optimise new advances, Propack will always have its own team of engineers work directly with customers to solve their production line challenges and inefficiencies. Both the end-user and the equipment manufacturer need to work together to ensure it’s the perfect solution for the user.
Propack tends to specialise in high-speed pick-and-place systems for applications such as cakes, cookies, candy, granola and snack bars. It also offers technical equipment for the forming of those products, while also contributing highly technical machinery for primary packaging, as well as robotic packaging systems to provide required flexibility to handle secondary package styles such as trays and cartons in single or dual lane configurations.
While companies are always looking for ways to increase robotics productivity, Propack has also been spending a lot of time making the equipment safer for the users. It feels that end-user visibility is important, and so tends to design windows into everything it builds.
Ease of sanitation is the ability of the equipment owner to clean the machinery during either product changeovers or at the end of the workday. This is a top concern because a production line can be shut down for two hours or more to afford a proper cleaning. Propack always talks directly with its customers to share data and to learn how it can make further improvements.
As with any manufacturer of technology worth its salt, providing a timely return on investment should always be part of the equation. With the right solution specifically designed for Propack’s customers, the high production line efficiencies combined with robust and flexible equipment will provide a return-on-investment on multiple levels, such as with safety and sanitation concerns.
Robotics is not the future of packaging technology. It is here, an available technology that will take you to the next stage of your company’s evolution. Any good robotics manufacturer is constantly envisioning the future. Just like any industry, the manufacture and use of robots in the packaging industry is a constantly evolving and maturing learning experience.