De-nesting is the removal of an empty package from a stack. It is often performed in conjunction with robotic de-panning — the de-nesting robot removes a package from the stack and the de-panning robot places the baked goods inside it. This type of robotic pairing can handle different products in the same process without taking up too much of the factory floor. The alternative would have been to use interchangeable conveyors but this would not have been as cost effective.
Boxing or Traying – Secondary Packaging
Secondary packaging entails taking individually packaged products and grouping them into boxes, trays or cases. The products are already sealed from the environment, this stage does not risk contaminating the food. As a result, these tasks are often simpler to implement robotically. Products can be moved even ones as delicate as an egg. RMRobotics can cater for any secondary containers including bale-arm crates, ifco crates, shelf ready packs (SRP) or display units.