SCHOTT decided on an application in which an RG2-FT gripper from OnRobot is mounted on a collaborating robot arm. The special thing about the electric two-finger gripper is that both force/torque sensors and optical sensors are located in its fingertips. These enable him to “think along”: The sensors feed their process data back to the robot arm, which adjusts its course accordingly.
May 8, 2020
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April 20, 2020
roTeg Robots coming to Auckland
Three new Paro palletising robots undergoing final testing at Roteg in Dortmund, Germany, before shipping to Reynolds in NZ for build-up and integration with case and pallet handling systems. This sizeable robotic palletising project has been under heavy time constraints from the outset, and even with Covid-19 everything is still well on schedule, a real testament to the Roteg and Reynolds teams.
March 24, 2020
Reynolds Group Will Be Continuing to Operate
The announcement of the move to Level 4 restrictions to contain the spread of coronavirus has created a lot of uncertainty for us all. The services and products Reynolds supplies for the food, beverage and FMCG industries means that Reynolds falls under the category of Essential Business. Therefore we will continue to trade during the Level 4 restrictions, albeit with some caveats, specifically:
March 16, 2020
For those hard-to-reach places
We have built this solution based on a Universal Robots UR5 cobot for a customer that needed a little extra reach. The telescoping vacuum gripper extends out a further 200mm as required. The robot will be collecting RSC cartons of varying size from an erector, breaking the flaps, and then delivering them to an outfeed in different orientation depending on the box type. A simple solution that removes a worker from a dead boring job, with rapid payback on investment.
March 10, 2020
Linx CSL30 Laser for Meat Packers
Testing line integration systems on a Linx CSL30 laser coder to be used for carton coding at a meat packer. These 30w CO2 lasers are ideal for indelible carton coding in tough environments.
February 28, 2020
A Tight Squeeze
Putting the finishing touches on a labelling application using the Novexx XLS204 labelling head. This unit is being retrofitted to an existing flow-wrapping system and has to be squeezed in underneath the film path. A very compact build!