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“The Toothpaste Factory”

Client: Undisclosed (Multinational Corporation)

Sector: FMCG manufacture.

Application: De-palletising, loading cartons of toothpaste tubes, protective film removal, carton removal.

Problem: Dependency on shift-based labour for irregular production runs scheduled on an order by order basis.

Solution: Automated collaborative robot cell designed to: transfer boxes containing tubes from pallet to infeed conveyor system; remove lids from boxes before placing on return feed conveyor system; remove plastic sheet material lining boxes and place into waste unit; and stack empty pallets.


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