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Robot palletising installation.

Nottingham based Chronos BTH will shortly install a new robot palletising system at the British Bakels powder blending and production unit at Bicester in Oxfordshire.

A wide range of bread and confectionery ingredients are produced by British Bakels and packed in sizes from 250 grams to 1 tonne bags. The new Chronos BTH robot palletising system will palletise 10kg to 25kg sized bags produced from two existing Chronos BTH packing lines. One of these is manually operated, whilst the second is an automatic packing line.

Chronos BTH equipment will be integrated into the manual packing line to provide bag flattening, metal detection and bag transferring to the Robot Palletiser cell. The automatic packing line will have a secondary deaeration system installed and the provision of cross conveyors to transfer the filled bags to the Robot Palletiser cell.

When operational the Robot Palletiser and innovative gripper head will select pallets appropriate to its palletising programme, for either the manual or automatic packing lines. The gripper will place a slip sheet onto the pallet before commencing bag palletising. The operating protocol will allow the robot to pick and palletise bags whenever they are available from each packing line.

Integrated conveying systems are designed to accumulate filled bags during the empty pallet placing and replenishing cycles. Downstream from the robot palletiser there is an existing wrapper. The new robot palletising system has been rated for anticipated future increases in packing output; and includes space for automatic empty pallet dispensing systems and automatic wrapper.

Contact Chronos BTH on tel 0115 9351351 or visit
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Publication:Food Trade Review
Date:May 1, 2011
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