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Slideshow: Packaging Robots Become Superhuman

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Rob Spiegel
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Re: My opinions
Rob Spiegel   11/11/2013 1:10:47 PM
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Thanks for the info and video, Jim E. I was quite improssed at PackExpo by the safety features of the robots. You could put your hand in the path of the robot and it would stop instantly. Now gearing down, jut an instant stop. Most robot producers are touting higher levels of safety.

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Re: Injury Prevention
bobjengr   9/14/2014 11:08:23 AM
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Greg--very important point.  I have two clients who have "fought the good fight" relative to process producing carpal tunnel syndrome for workers.  The work accomplished is repetitive, high-speed, and extremely tiring.  One client rotates his employees in this work cell every two hours to alleviate stress to wrists and shoulders.  For the other client, the injuries were so numerous he finally decided to use a specially designed robotic system.  This system was welcomed by the employees who became operators of the system and not hands-on workers within the cell.  Prevention of injuries and cost of medical care are uppermost in the minds of most CEOs and certainly most CFOs. 

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PACKAGING AND ROBOTIC SYSTEMS
bobjengr   9/14/2014 11:16:04 AM
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Rob, you slide show brought back memories, and not all good ones.  Several years ago, I received a call from Bendix Automotive, their break pad division.  I was asked to look at designing a robotic system to move brake pads from one conveyor line to another line for the purpose of baking.  I used a "gripper" for that purpose BUT, this was during the mid-80s and long before the technology was fully developed.  The forces were either too strong, thus breaking the pads or too light, dropping the pads during movement from one line to the other.  It was a bear of a project.

It amazes me that devices such as shown in you slides can pick up 15,000 eggs per hour with ease and probably minimal damage.  Shows us how far the technology has come.

Excellent post.

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