Robotic clamshell packer unveiled - The Packer

Robotic clamshell packer unveiled

08/08/2012 01:37:00 PM
Tom Karst

Adept Technology has introduced a robotic machine for high-speed packing of clamshells into cases.

ClamPACCourtesy Adept TechnologyClamPAC is a robotic machine for high-speed packing of clamshells into cases from Adept Technology.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.

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Lalo Sandoval    
Gonzales Ca  |  August, 08, 2012 at 02:44 PM

this is fantastic! no more employees who "forget" to wash their hands after using the restrooms on this machine just fabulous

Culiacan  |  August, 08, 2012 at 07:02 PM

Yeah. Les workers needed; les jobs created, more crisis More overproduction!! Low low prices as always. And Less return for growers! = growers broke! Haha

Mata Heri    
California  |  August, 09, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Instead of 4 employees making minimum wage you will now need 2 "technicians" making 50k+ to keep this thing going, nice....

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