The System: Product is conveyed away from the customers cooling conveyor and split between the two banks of five robot cells. Each robot is equipped with a Festo pick-up head which operates using the Bernoulli “non contact” principle. Product is picked and placed directly to Fuji flow wrapper infeed conveyors which have been integrated into the system along with Fuji card feeders.
Smart logic programming of the assembled system ensures all packs entering the flow wrappers are correctly filled.
All system components, including the flow wrappers which were free issued by Village Bakery, were shipped to RM Group’s Newtown Factory, which incorporates a 25,000 sq ft testing facility. Here we were able to fully pre-build, rigorously test and snag the complete system, resulting in a smooth, fast installation at the customer site and a dramatically reduced commissioning period.
Despite the high tech, high speed capability of this system, as with all RM Group products, we have provided the operator, easy to use HMI touch screens.
“From the outset, RM Group inspired confidence. Supported by ABB, they demonstrated a high level of expertise and technical ability. We were kept fully advised and involved with trials at the design and development stage. The door to the RM Group factory was always open during manufacture. The system was installed very efficiently with minimal disruption to our day to day operation. System performance is every bit keeping pace, we have been able to improve quality and consistency for our customer, enabling us to meet peek demands.”
Project Director – Village Bakery Group