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Vacuum head combines compact footprint with strong suction

01 September 2020

Brillopak has developed a new end-effector that offers increased suction and control when handling fresh produce packs with its UniPAKer robotic crate packer. The packer uses a parallel arm delta robot and can consistently load up to 75 packs per minute in VFFS, tray sealed and flow-wrapped packs. 

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The UniPAKer runs with a variety of end-effectors, with or without a vacuum head, which deploys cups with independent vacuum generators for greater control. The latest offering from the company sees a redesigned end-effector with the vacuum generators located within the head rather than sitting on the outside. Air is drawn into the centre of the head and fed to each of the five generators, all of which are contained within a special internal casing. This eliminates the need for external piping, reducing the overall size of the head. 

As well as delivering a reduction in footprint, the redesign has improved the head’s suction capabilities. 

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