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item Industrietechnik demonstrates robotic innovation is possible even in tight spaces

The video below will show how item Partner PharmaCos Machinery, who proudly serves the Eastern Canada region as a representative of item Expertise, has demonstrated just how innovative you can be with item products and robotics.

A customer approached the PharmaCos Machinery team with a defined budget and space restrictions that had to be accommodated when creating their solution.

The end goal was to package 9 different formats of shrink and unshrink tubes into cases with a small foot palletizing system at the end of the line.

The customer wanted a compact layout with the possibility of integrating new OEM, refurbished equipment, and PharmaCos Machinery’s own custom designs to make the project feasible.

The Process

The PharmaCos Machinery team, led by General Manager Sebastian Strozynski, designed several components to this project. While refurbishing a bundler, the team applied item aluminum extrusion in order to create a linear pick system.

Even the plastic shrink rolls under the machine and on top of the bundler were created using item extrusion. If tubes didn’t need to be shrunk, a second option allowed them to continue on the main conveyor until they reached a custom-made robotic case picker, built in an entirely item frame structure.

As specialized integrators in automation, PharmaCos Machinery had the skill to program and mechanically align three new OEM equipment pieces with the custom-designed machines to make a fully automated line.

In the video below, you can see the entire machine line in action as products move from a Case Former, to a Case Sealer, and finally a collaborative palletizer.

“For this scope of work,” said Strozynski, “the cobot was a perfect and great addition, as the boxes were not too heavy, and the line speed matched the customer’s requirements.”

Would you like to find out more about how item products can improve your automated process implementation? In the “Experts Innovate with Robotics” entry on the item blog, you can read the details on item Eastern Canada’s machine design and integration to create a fully-automated line for a customer.

Interested in inspiration and to see how item applications can bring automation into your facility? Explore the item Solution Center here.

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