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“The Food Factory”

Case study for Active8 Robots

The Food Factory

Client: McCain Foods GB.

Sector: Food & drinks manufacture.

Application: End of line packing for pre-packaged food products.

Problem: Production inefficiencies, labour dependency and high costs.

Solution: Automated roboticised collaborative system to: transfer three pre-packaged product variants to automatic pack off area via conveyor; collate products using an array builder before picked and placed into shipping carton by two robot arms.


  • Two Universal Robots UR 10e.
  • Bespoke case splaying system by Active8 Robots.
  • Bespoke array building system by Active8 Robots.
  • Bespoke case management system by Active8 Robots.
  • Bespoke control package for robot and conveyor by Active8 Robots.