Earthbound Farm uses Adept Technology robotics - The Packer

Earthbound Farm uses Adept Technology robotics

10/30/2012 10:03:00 AM
Andy Nelson

Earthbound Farm logoOrganic industry leader Earthbound Farm is using robotic systems to case-pack clamshells.

Adept Technology Inc. installed four of its patented ClamPAC systems in April to pack clamshells at San Juan Batista, Calif.-based Earthbound Farm, according to a news release from Pleasanton, Calif.-based Adept.

The switch from manual to automated packing allowed Earthbound Farm to design a more environmentally-friendly clamshell that required gentle handling.

Since in its initial purchase, Earthbound Farm has purchased four more ClamPAC systems.

“We explored several suppliers offering robotic systems. Adept was the only one we found that had a product that could withstand our rigorous sanitation routine,” Joe Torquato, Earthbound Farm’s engineering director, said in the release. “Our new robotic packaging systems improve the consistency of our throughput, which helps position us for continued growth. The technology is gentle and accurate; it reduces product damage and enhances the presentation of our clamshells in the case.”

ClamPAC is the first fully integrated robotic solution to be pre-engineered to case pack clamshells. Adept makes customer-specific modifications to the system before delivery, and its trademarked SoftPIC grippers enable gentle packing at high speeds.

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Daniel Torres    
Gonzales CA  |  October, 30, 2012 at 12:21 PM

fabulous less illegal alien laborers!

February, 17, 2013 at 02:21 PM

dont let the door hit you MR. torres. suck a white last name

Don Rhyno    
Calgary Alberta  |  October, 30, 2012 at 03:05 PM

It would have been niece to have seen a short clip of the equipment running. Good article.

February, 17, 2013 at 02:22 PM

such* not suck

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