High Speed Case Packing

Natures Way Foods

Client Problem

As a leading UK supplier salad and Food to go products, Natures Way Foods were looking to maintain a competitive cost point for their products. The clear strategy was the automation of the end of line packing across their business, starting with their high speed coleslaw lines.

PWR Solution

We supplied a solution for case packing the coleslaw pots, with the required flexibility for changing formats. The solution picks and place 140 pots per minute using 2 PWR robots, with a < 15min line change over to adapt to new product formats.

Case Packing Food With Robots

For our first Robotics purchase we wanted a long term partner, one that would take the time to understand our business and challenges and be adaptable to future market needs.  PWR have delivered across all these areas and the equipment delivers significant productivity improvements on a daily basis. 

 

 – Gary Kilhams, General Manager – Selsey.

 

Technical Specifications

2 PWR delta robots

Our in house developed product distribution software

Patented vacuum gripper technology

Xinix 2D Vision system

Crate/ Case infeed and outfeed solution

bedo Case erector for cardboard cases

Top seal film pots 180 to 600gr upto 140 pots per minute packed into cases and Bail arm crates

Flexibility to handle multiple pot and case/ crate formats with < 15min change over

Label presence, position and Date / Bar code verification

The maximum performance of this robotic packaging solutions is 140 products per minute