Friday, January 22, 2010

Harsh Environments? No problem!

Food Industry Pick, Place & Packaging Environment Ideal for Guide Wheel Technology

Why did Flexicell choose HepcoMotion® GV3 offered by Bishop-Wisecarver’s for their application? Because this guide wheel technology has a proven record of excellence -- find out how this challenge was solved >>

Challenge: Flexicell, a company which designs and manufactures robotic material handling for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and durable goods industries needed linear guides that could withstand the elements in a food production environment. They also needed to accommodate a variety of lengths, speed and load requirements.

Application Description Case packing, tray loading, palletizing cells and various other loading and unloading systems required a two-axis pick and place system, driven by two servo motors. Used to top load cases, trays, cartons and other containers, the system would also serve as a collator, pattern maker and/or used to load products into other packaging machines.

Solution: The customer was interested from the beginning in guide wheel technology based on its excellent performance record over the years in harsh environments. Speed, up to 40 cycles per minute/100" per second and loads up to 75 pounds were also handled well with guide wheel technology.

Products Used: HepcoMotion® GV3 with P1, P2 and P3 Precision Grade Slides

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