Packaging flexability & Automation advances

Colborne Foodbotics was featured this summer in two articles in the August 2015 issue of Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery!
In the “Packaging flexibility” article, Rick Hoskins, Colborne’s VP, discusses advances in our pick and place robotics, “The robot-driven end effectors feature precise, specified movement of each tool to reorient the product from pickup point to placement into the tray or container,” he says, “The system operates with smooth movements and can transfer high levels of product with low breakage.”
 In the “Automation advances” article, Rick says, “Robotic system sales have been rising steadily over the past few years, and new applications are being developed. To compete, most integrators are adding creative features that provide additional utility.” He notes that recent developments include features that minimize changeover, maximize product transfer efficiency, reduce manpower, and improve safety.
See the full articles on pages 42 and 46!