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Pacepacker uses 3D printing for robot end effector

Pacepacker uses 3D printing for robot end effector

Pacepacker Services has used 3D printing to create a gripper to pick up bottles on the packing line of a global hand hygiene company, as part of a huge automation project that has more than doubled the company’s output. One of the key challenges was the packing line needed to handle up to six different […]

By October 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Why do we blame robots when the line stops?

Why do we blame robots when the line stops?

Production and packing lines will stop working for any number of reasons, but the default assumption will often be that a robotic malfunction is to blame. Instead of scapegoating the technology, Paul Wilkinson, commercial and information systems manager at Pacepacker Services, offers some advice on getting to the root of the problem. Robots are too […]

By August 4, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Pacepacker encourages food industry robot adoption

Pacepacker encourages food industry robot adoption

There’s never been a better time for food and drink SMEs to invest in robots for the workplace. Sales and exports are booming, and robots are more powerful than ever. Paul Wilkinson, Commercial & Information Systems Manager at Pacepacker Services, examines the current challenges of the food and drink industry and details how robots can […]

By July 26, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Food factory cobots are coming… or are they?

Food factory cobots are coming… or are they?

Advancements in collaborative robots, or cobots, are creating a bit of a buzz in manufacturing and the way humans and robots interact safely alongside each other. Yet, food processing, packaging and palletising lines remain largely cobot-free zones. Paul Wilkinson, commercial and information systems manager at Pacepacker Services explains why cobots, which currently account for an […]

By July 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Pacepacker robots deep dive into bulk display units

Pacepacker robots deep dive into bulk display units

The average human arm measures just 63.5 centimetres. This makes placing heavy loads of products into deep food Bulk Display Units (BDUs) challenging and subjects manual handlers to high risk of repetitive strain injuries. Torso twisting and bending to reach into low corners is especially hazardous when repeated throughout the working day. With BDUs being […]

By June 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Pacepacker Services highlights faster reprogramming

Pacepacker Services highlights faster reprogramming

Reprogramming the way a pallet is stacked using the usual robot teach pendants can be a laborious, time consuming, trial and error process. At PPMA 2017, stand C50, automation specialist Pacepacker Services unveils its NEW Pallet+ technology, which, thanks to time saving features including off-line programming, slashes set-up of a new pallet stack layout from […]

By May 31, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Pacepacker Services boosts packaging agility

Pacepacker Services boosts packaging agility

New Pallet+ programming technology unveiled by Pacepacker Services is being hailed as one of the biggest technology advances in automated packaging. Bringing about new levels of flexibility and agility, coupled with significant time, energy and cost savings, it could soon make engineer-programming visits a thing of the past for in-house packers. Rather than relying solely […]

By April 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Are your lines fit for automation?

Are your lines fit for automation?

Automation can transform a packaging operation overnight, but it requires careful preparation and inside knowledge. The team at Pacepacker Services share their experience of the types of challenges that need to be identified and ironed out before a solution goes live. Even given the increasing incentives for automating packaging operations across many consumer goods sectors, […]

By April 5, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Pacepacker installs palletising robot at Speciality Breads

Pacepacker installs palletising robot at Speciality Breads

The installation of a second-user robotic system by Pacepacker has revolutionised the palletising of artisan loaves for Speciality Breads. Cutting palletising time in half, the robot is keeping up with the bakery’s daily production of 100,000 individual loaves from its brand new state of the art £3million bakery. Speciality Breads produces over 100 different types […]

By August 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The benefits of automation to food manufacturers

The benefits of automation to food manufacturers

Winning a large retail contract is a coup for any food manufacturer. However, supermarket price wars and changing food presentations to gain and maintain the interest of consumers, means that many manufacturers are being squeezed out of the market. Paul Wilkinson, business development manager at Pacepacker Services, looks at how automation can help. Today, most […]

By April 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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