This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

https://servedby.flashtalking.com/click/2/82776;2714294;369307;211;0/?ft_width=1&ft_height=1&url=16151650

Sponsored Article

20+ new Blu-Robot pick and place solutions with fast ROI

28 January 2013

Multi award winning packing equipment designer and manufacturer Pacepacker Services, has launched a range of second user Blu-Robot pick and place systems for food processors/manufacturers which are typically halve the cost of a new system...

Responding to food processor demands for more economical automation solutions, Pacepacker, the Essex manufacturer of bulk bagging, robotic palletising and pick and place systems, has launched a range of fast ROI second user pick and place Blu-Robots which can handle punnets, ready meals, sacks, cartons and retailer trays.

Winner of six prestigious industry awards in 18 months for their achievements in automation solutions, export and customer service, Pacepacker’s second user economical Blu-Robot pick and place range was recently launched by their local Braintree MP Brooks Newmark who cited, “Pacepacker is a great example of British innovation and technological excellence”. The second user robot arms and 20+ end effectors pick-up and place food containers, crates/trays, netted products, bulk bags and boxes at 30 cycles per minute, handling a wide range of food applications including fruit punnets, pre-packed chilled goods, fresh produce and snacks.

The new range incorporates a second user FANUC robotic arm originating from the automotive industry which is approximately 35% of the way through its expected 100,000 operational hour lifespan, and is typically half the cost of a new robot arm. Pacepacker reprogrammes, services, paints and fits the appropriate end effector to the system ready for its new occupation before installing this system with full servicing, spares and a one year warranty.“I’d defy anyone to identify that we’ve installed a pre-owned robot; it came delivered as new,” said Blu-Robot customer and potato grower/packer Preva Produce Managing Director Ian Anderson.

As noted from BARA, the British Automation and Robot Association Automation, UK robotics uptake has increased significantly in the last 18 months, however low volume packers and seasonal manufacturers find it hard to get an acceptable ROI when buying new equipment. Pacepacker MD Dennis Allison states, “Although it’s widely recognised that automation increases competitiveness and efficiency, there is a growing need for affordable solutions amongst low volume or seasonal packers looking for an acceptable ROI – we recognised that our range of first user robot systems could be cost prohibitive for many processors, so to address this need we created the Blu-Robot pick and place range which is typically half the cost of a new system.”

Why not Try Before You Buy? Pacepacker’s new £50K trials facility enables food processor/packers to complete trials for free on pick and place lines, or use loan equipment in their own factory to complete due diligence testing. To find out more about the new Blu-Robot pick and place range, Pacepacker’s range of bespoke automation solutions and the Try Before You Buy Facility please visit www.pacepacker.com T +44(0) 1371 811544


More information...

Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page

RELATED CONTENT...


Article image Food-friendly robot

FANUC UK has launched a new robot for cleanroom and food-handling environments.Full Story...

Article image Robots: Putting a case for their defence!

Production and packing lines can stop working for any number of reasons, so why is the default assumption that a robotic malfunction is to blame? Paul Wilkinson offers some advice on getting to the real root of a problem. Full Story...

Designing hygienic robots to suit the food industry

Dropping our robot defences

First FANUC m410ic/185 robot in the field at Askew & Barrett

RELATED SPONSORED ARTICLES...


Article image A fresh perspective

Chris Sumner, MD of FANUC UK, considers why robotic uptake within the fresh produce segment has been lower than that in other manufacturing sectors. Full Story...

Article image Packing line sneak preview – 4 March, Essex!

A turnkey packing line featuring FANUC’s new-generation palletiser (M410ic/185) will be on display at a FREE event hosted by automation and integration expert Pacepacker. Food processors and packers will see live demonstrations of a bulk handling line incorporating the latest weighing, bagging, metal inspection, palletising and stretch wrapping equipment. Book now - 4 March, Essex!Full Story...

MOST VIEWED...


Article image Anheuser-Busch InBev’s distribution strategy model

Over the past 10 years Anheuser-Busch InBev (A-B InBev) has grown its global distribution network using a strategy which goes against the grain for traditional brewery specifications. In place of cost and time intensive permanent structures, it has adopted a design-driven approach in partnership with Herchenbach, a manufacturer of temporary buildings and semi-permanent warehouses. Full Story...

Article image Getting the best out of PLCs

PLCs are something of an industry giant, so why is there still apprehension when engineering issues arise? Food Processing investigates.Full Story...

What role does refrigeration play in the supply chain?

Gently does it

Time to take steps to reduce plastic waste

http://www.fponthenet.net/whitepapers.aspx?ShopItemID=1231http://www.fdf.org.uk/events/Cyber-Security?utm_medium=email&utm_source=emailer&utm_campaign=cyber-security-feb-2018