Brillopak, a British automated packing company, has launched TrayPAKer, a new high-speed robotic packaging solution.
The company reports that its new solution has multi-material handling capabilities, meaning it can adapt to a range of material trends.
TrayPAKer is specifically targeted at the demands of fresh produce packhouses using tray sealers, where consistency of performance is essential.
Brillopak claims to have spent three years researching and developing the product to help it address the challenges of the food industry.
The solution is designed to replace manual labour to help supermarket customers keep pace with demand and improve efficiency.
According to Brillopak, its modular design and small footprint make it adaptable to even the most restrictive real-estate and that it has the ability to transition from plastic to cardboard punnet packaging.
“The primary driver behind the machine’s development was from our customers in fresh produce,” said David Jahn, sales director at Brillopak.
“We were regularly being told ‘I need a solution to overcome the struggle of constantly trying to find new operators’.
“Automation was always going to be the answer, but it needs to deliver far more than just the ability to replace line-side personnel.
“In this market efficiency is everything.
“The prices are set by the supermarkets, so our customers have to find economies in all the steps prior to final delivery.
“This machine is more than capable of meeting current demands and deploys a technological solution that
will enable users to support what they don’t know will happen tomorrow!”
The machine can reportedly handle 150 punnets per minute, and was designed to combine specialist robotics and vision systems with servo-driven end effectors and then deploy them in a pick-and-place operation. This resolves some of the issues companies face during a manual process, Brillopak has said.
“It is vital that we look to the future when designing our packaging systems,” said Peter Newman, technical director at Brillopak.
“We recognise that automation can be a big step for some companies, so we must leverage our extensive research and development capabilities and domain expertise to design machines that will keep delivering market-leading performance well into the future.”
Brillopak (Stand r602) will be at the co-located Robotics and Automation and IntraLogisteX on 28-29 March 2023 at NEC Birmingham. For more information, visit www.roboticsandautomation.co.uk and www.intralogistex.co.uk now!