End-of-line packaging specialist Brillopak is highlighting at Robotics and Automation 2023 how its technology and automation architecture approach can help companies cope with labour shortages and an increased focus on faster ROI.
Visitors to the show – especially those from companies planning to integrate new packing lines – are discovering how Brillopak uses its automation architecture approach to de-risk installations, protecting them from sunk costs, line interruptions and disgruntled staff.
“For the last few years companies have been looking at automation to address issues relating to skill levels and labour shortages, and we have been able to help many to successfully address this issue,” said David Jahn, director at Brillopak.
“But these labour pressures have abated a little, and what we are now seeing is a return to a more traditional focus on ROI.”
According to Jahn, ROI has always been an important pillar of Brillopak’s offering, which, when coupled to the company’s fastidious approach to design, installation and ongoing support, has seen payback periods of less than 36 months in some cases.
“Costs can be offset and spread in other ways too,” Jahn continued, “as we offer leasing and rental services, which reduce the need for initial capital outlay and can be tax deductible too.”
Attendees to Robotics and Automation 2023 are also learning how Brillopak’s automation architecture approach can help scope out projects and create architectural plans, before highlighting ways that phased installation of robotics/automation can spread and offset costs.
Also on show today are two machine solutions from Brillopak’s automation range, including a new version of the company’s BR2 PunnetPAKer for automated single-pick packing of top-sealed punnets, VFFS and flow wrap products with gentle and accurate packing into crates or lipped boxes at high speed.
The BR2 also delivers high-speed and efficiency – between 50 to 140 packs a minute – dependent on product, accurate control of the product through the packing process, accurate product placement in the crate/box and highly flexible operation with a robust and hygienic design.
Furthermore, the company’s single-cell UniPAKer packaging solution, which is also on display at Stand r602, offers high speed and efficiency – between 50 to 150 packs/minute – dependent on the product, precise product placement and multiple-product capabilities, with multiple layer patterns.
According to Jahn, both machines have benefited from the company’s ongoing research and development into robot dynamics, motion profiles, end-effector/gripper designs and product-handling physics.
“These developments have resulted in improved performance and throughput, even though both are comparatively small,” said Jahn.
Visit Brillopak at Stand r602 to find out how the company can help customers take their first steps into automation of their facilities.
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