janvier 04, 2022
Why integrate a Pick and Place robot on its production line?
Pick and Place robots have become almost commonplace in today's manufacturing industry.
Generally relegated to simple, repetitive and monotonous tasks, they replace workers in the manufacturing industry in workstation without added value for humans.
Their function is usually to take a particular object from a defined position and place them at another defined coordinate.
One of the most common examples of a repetitive task is packing the same products the same way in a factory. By transferring these jobs to Pick and Place robots, humans are free to concentrate on more complex work.
There are several types of robot depending on the product to be transported and the needs of the manufacturer. The two main advantages are speed and regularity of cadence, thus allowing a real benefit in productivity.
The consistency with which a pick and place robot is able to perform assembly, quality control, packaging and other material handling processes improves overall production quality and reduces downtime due to errors.
Recently at Storcan, we worked on the development of an ultra-sanitary Pick and Place robot following an observation we made on the meat and poultry market.
Indeed, in this sector, the lack of manpower is a daily challenge, a situation which worsened with the pandemic. In addition, the high standards of hygiene mean that minimizing the handling of products by humans has become more than necessary.
Our engineers have therefore thought of a Pick and Place robot with top loading, in stainless steel in a fully open cage with a minimum of horizontal surface to avoid deposits and facilitate cleaning. You can find more information here.
Pick and Place robots are very useful when a manufacturer wants to automate certain workstations and for fast production lines. At Storcan, our experts can help you find the best system for your food production line.