Adept Technology has introduced a robotic machine for high-speed packing of clamshells into cases.
The product, called Adept ClamPAC, delivers a standardized, integrated solution to clamshell packing that can be placed in any production line, according to a news release from the Amherst, N.H.-based company.
“This is an exciting development for food processors. It is the first robotic solution in the world to be pre-engineered and standardized to case pack clamshells,” John Boutsikaris, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Adept, said in the release. “We’re getting great feedback from customers who have installed ClamPAC about its ease of deployment and ease of use as well as its gentle handling and reliability.”
Key componenents of the machine, according to the release, are SoftPIC grippers and graspers. The items, made of soft silicone that conforms to the shape of the clamshell, provide a direct vacuum path to the product and deliver gentle handling and reliable operation at high speeds, according to the release.
Information on the ClamPAC, SoftPIC, and other packaging related products can be found online.