BW Container Systems to Exhibit at Pack Expo 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada USA

  • Barry-Wehmiller
  • BW Integrated Systems
ROMEOVILLE, Ill – July 15, 2015 — BW Container Systems, a leading supplier of advanced conveyance and accumulation technology, as well as robotic and process solutions, will be exhibiting a Robotic Full Bottle Pick & Place System utilizing an Ambec AdaptA Mini-Buffer (MB) in KUKA Booth #C-5208. Along with the KUKA team, several BW Container Systems professionals will be available throughout the show to discuss all of the company’s latest product offerings.

BW Container Systems’ Robotic Full Bottle Pick & Place System in KUKA Booth #C-5208 has a KUKA KR16 robot equipped with a Joulin end of arm vacuum assembly that will select filled bottles from the AdaptA MB system and place them on a tray. This technology can be used for case packing, large container bulk palletizing or removal of select containers for inspection. The MB is a safe place for work in process when the downstream equipment stops or changes speed and is the perfect machine de-coupler for your production line. We will be simulating an operation that requires the robot to pick containers from the line and place them on a tray. During this operation the buffer will retract, providing a steady flow of bottles to the robotic pick and place cell. As bottles are returned to the production line, the AdaptA MB will expand to accumulate bottles until the downstream cell is ready again to pick bottles from the line. The system can be designed to handle many types and sizes as well as combinations of products within cases allowing for mixed or “rainbow” packages.

KUKA.mxAutomation™ is a software package from KUKA Robotics which allows full control of the robot motion via an external PLC that communicates with the KRC4 robot controller. It controls the robotic cell while the Joulin pick & place vacuum tool provides an efficient and cost-effective alternative to manual labor for customers needing to pack, palletize or otherwise pick products of various shapes and sizes.

Stop by KUKA Booth #C-5208 to discuss your applications and let our skilled professionals create a solution that matches your requirements.