KUKA Robots for Food Use.
Their robots can be equipped with accessories to perform a variety of tasks, such as meat cutting, printing identification details on products or end-of-line packaging.
To meet the industry's stringent standards, the robots are housed in easy-to-clean stainless steel cabins with glass windows and doors. The robot arm, which works through an opening in the side of the cabin, is partially covered with a removable, protective and flexible hose.
KUKA's Windows-based KCP control panel and KR C1 robot controller are also contained within the cabin and can be programmed to suit any customer-defined application.
KUKA of Hereward Rise, Halesowen, West Midlands, tel:0121-585 0800 have recently installed one of their standard cells in a meat processing plant at Rudshogda in Norway Norway Meat are currently using a standard robot to cut 225 sides of pork an hour. This robot cuts a carcass more accurately and produces less waste than the traditional manual method, they tell us.
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|Publication:||Food Trade Review|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Aug 1, 2000|
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