17 Mar High Speed Case Packing
Natures Way Foods
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.
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.
“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.
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