Precision High Speed Loading and Unloading with FANUC SCARA Robots

A Remtec designed robotic system using two FANUC SR-6iA SCARA robots and a custom feeding system has been successfully improving loading and unloading efficiency for tubes of pet flea drops. The robots provide visual line tracking to randomly pick and place one, two, or three tubes depending on the needs of retail product package configuration.

Fanuc SR 6iA robot picking tube packages

SCARA Robots Work with a Rotary Style Blister Seal Machine

The tubes are loaded into a Sonoco Alloyd rotary style blister seal machine, which runs at 18 indexes per minute. The card count per station and product counts vary, so a flexible solution was needed. The FANUC robots have manual quick-release changers with Remtec designed custom pick heads to allow very fast changeovers.

FANUC SCARA Robots Ideal for High-Speed and Precision

FANUC SCARA robots are well-suited for precision, high-speed processes including assembly, pick and place, testing and inspection, as well as packaging processes. FANUC SR-6iA scara robot advantages include:

  • Simple to use integrated vision and line tracking for robot guidance
  • Superior robot motion and high-speed operation
  • High repeatability (± 0.01mm)
  • Ultra compact footprint and 360° work envelope

A key advantage of the system is that only one operator is required per machine side to keep up with high processing rates, whereas typical processes require three operators per side.
A custom re-pitching unloader and FANUC LR Mate 200iD robot allow for continuous unloading and collation of products for retail tray loading and wrapping. FANUC’s LR Mate Series of robots provide an ideal compact solution for fast handling and processing parts across a whole range of industries.

Remtec is a Certified FANUC Authorized Systems Integrator

Remtec Automation has been a certified FANUC Authorized Systems Integrator since the program was started. Since the early 1980’s, our team has integrated FANUC robots, partnering with customers as a competitive, capable source for customized robotic systems designed using the most trusted name in advanced robotic technology.

This video shows the Remtec designed FANUC loading and unloading system in action:

Video description:
“This video demonstrates the robotic loading of small tubes and unloading blister backs from a rotary blister seal machine. Fanuc SR-6iA scara robots randomly pick and load various blister pack configurations using visual line tracking. Fanuc LR Mate 200iD unloads finished single and multi packs and collates them for loading retail trays.”

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