How does a PWR solution work?

Our automation specialists make the best performing solutions in the food industry. But how does a PWR solution work?

There are two core elements to every PWR solution; data processing and packaging execution.

Data Processing

Data Processing

Our data processing systems collect and analyse product information.

 

They tell our robots how to ensure that 100% of sellable product is packed and only high quality products are delivered to the end consumer.

PWR Automated Robotic Food Packaging
PWR Automated Robotic Food Packaging

Our data processing systems collect and analyse product information.

 

They work to ensure that 100% of sellable product is packed and only high quality products are delivered to the end consumer.

PWR Automated Robotic Food Packaging

PWR | EASY HMI 4.0

 

PWR | EASY HMI 4.0 is a sophisticated touch screen interface, unique to PWR, which allows the operator to have total control of the line.

 

Features:

  • A touch screen display.
  • Preset the performance of the line.
  • Optimise performance in real time, guided by a 3D visualisation of the live line.
  • A PWR engineer can see, by remote access, the machine status.

 

Benefits:

  • Easy to use, simplifying the job of operators.
  • Line performance always optimised to operator instruction.
  • Allows a PWR engineer remote access, helping reduce any potential downtime.

PWR | CLEAR VISION 4.0

 

PWR | CLEAR VISION 4.0 is a market leading product scanning software, unique to PWR, which ensures only high quality products are delivered to the end consumer.

 

Features:

  • It uses 2D imaging technology to map the position and orientation of the product, whilst using 3D imaging technology for the height profile. This determines the full profile of a product in real time.

 

Benefits:

  • Ensures picking accuracy and prevents the mishandling and damaging of products.
  • Ensures all defective products are rejected and 100% of sellable product is packed.
  • Records why products were rejected, allowing for upstream process improvements.
PWR Automated Robotic Food Packaging
PWR Automated Robotic Food Packaging

PWR | CLEAR VISION 4.0

 

PWR | CLEAR VISION 4.0 is a market leading product scanning software, unique to PWR, which ensures only high quality products are delivered to the end consumer.

 

Features:

  • It uses 2D imaging technology to map the position and orientation of the product, whilst using 3D imaging technology for the height profile. This determines the full profile of a product in real time.

 

Benefits:

  • Ensures picking accuracy and prevents the mishandling and damaging of products.
  • Ensures all defective products are rejected and 100% of sellable product is packed.
  • Records why products were rejected, allowing for upstream process improvements.
PWR Automated Robotic Food Packaging

PWR | SMART CONTROL 4.0

 

PWR | SMART CONTROL 4.0 is industry leading picking guidance software, unique to PWR. It reliably tells robots how to pick 100% of sellable product.

 

Features:

  • Guides product picking by actioning a pre-set high speed picking algorithm, bespoke to the customer application.
  • Processes all incoming product and performance data to adjust, in real time, the picking guidance provided to our robots.

 

Benefits:

  • Picking guidance can be pre-set to the bespoke needs of any customer application. This adaptability makes lines future proof.
  • Picking guidance can be adjusted live via PWR | EASY HMI 4.0
  • Reacting in real time to product flow data ensures an even load is maintained across all robots. This helps eliminate product waste caused by overflow.

Unlike many competitor solutions, these data processing functions are run by an industrial PC.

 

This gives them unrivalled processing power. Meaning we offer you greater flexibility for line changes and higher picking speeds, which allow you to pack more with less robots.

Unlike many competitor solutions, these data processing functions are run by an industrial PC.

 

This gives them unrivalled processing power. Meaning we offer you greater flexibility for line changes and higher picking speeds, which allow you to pack more with less robots.

Packaging Execution

Packaging Execution

Pick and Place Automated Robotic Food Packaging

Together, the packaging execution systems action all line instructions.

 

 

Our packaging execution systems action the guidance of our data processing software, to deliver the expected outputs. Whilst doing so, they feedback data to inform real time decisions on line performance.

 

The packaging execution functions are governed by the Motion Controller. The Motion Controller hardware and control software has been innovated by Schneider in conjunction with PWR across a 15 year strategic relationship. The software is written bespoke for each specific customer application.

PWR | ROBOT

 

The PWR | ROBOT is a lightweight robot, which delivers a low cost of ownership due to its durability. It is responsible for rapidly moving our grippers into position.

 

Features:

  • Light weight
  • Carbon construction
  • Multiple working ranges
  • Low wearing parts
  • Open engineering

 

Benefits:

  • Low cost of ownership due to its durability
  • Easy access for maintenance due to open engineering
  • Stiffness of frame ensures precision and accuracy
  • Lightweight construction enables high speed picking

PWR | ROBOT

 

The PWR | ROBOT is a lightweight robot, which delivers a low cost of ownership due to its durability. It is responsible for rapidly moving our grippers into position.

 

Features:

  • Light weight
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Multiple working ranges
  • Low wearing parts
  • Open engineering

 

Benefits:

  • Low cost of ownership due to its durability
  • Easy access for maintenance due to open engineering
  • Stiffness of frame ensures precision and accuracy
  • Lightweight construction enables high speed picking

PWR | GRIPPERS

 

PWR | GRIPPERS are bespoke to application grippers. Based on guidance, they pick and place products whilst ensuring they are not mishandled and damaged.

 

Features:

  • Lightweight and stiff 3D printed material
  • Bespoke to application design
  • Single pick or multi pick
  • Vacuum or mechanical
  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to change

 

Benefits:

  • Avoid damaging products
  • Guarantee hygiene and work with allergens
  • Optimised for every application

PWR | TRANSPORT

 

PWR | TRANSPORT is a durable and easy to clean transport solution, which ensures products don’t deviate from their registered position and are picked and placed as expected.

 

Features:

  • Conveyor belt
  • Easy to clean open engineering
  • Durable parts
  • Guaranteed belt position
  • Stainless steel

 

Benefits:

  • Guaranteed product and packaging position. This ensures picking accuracy
  • Easy to clean. Enabling high hygiene standards and work with allergens
  • Durability reduces maintenance and lowers cost of ownership

PWR | TRANSPORT

 

PWR | TRANSPORT is a durable and easy to clean transport solution, which ensures products don’t deviate from their registered position and are picked and placed as expected.

 

Features:

  • Conveyor belt
  • Easy to clean open engineering
  • Durable parts
  • Guaranteed belt position
  • Stainless steel

 

Benefits:

  • Guaranteed product and packaging position. This ensures picking accuracy
  • Easy to clean. Enabling high hygiene standards and work with allergens
  • Durability reduces maintenance and lowers cost of ownership