Although robotics uptake amongst UK manufacturers is dramatically rising, pick and place is still an overlooked labour intensive process with multiple operators often standing alongside conveyors or at rotary tables.
Yet there are now three key solutions to replace these arduous tasks including a pneumatic or motor driven mechanical system, which with basic linear movement of mainly two or three axis, is best suited to operations where lower positional accuracy is required.
Robotic arms, with a high degree of movement and fully programmable, are ideal for putting products into boxes with flaps that require a larger working envelope.
And finally where minimal movement is required, the high speed Delta style unit is suited to picking up lighter objects, such as chocolates or biscuits and placing them in a shallow box.
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