Palletizing - Kraft Foods
Palletizing - Kraft Foods

Kraft Foods South Africa had a need to implement a multi product palletizing solution

The System had to be flexible enough to accommodate varying product sizes and custom pack styles relative to box orientation and positioning.

MSG Systems developed a custom gripper to suit varying banks of individually switched vacuum areas in a compact design and implemented this together with an ABB IRB 460 palletizing robot.

Utilising ABB’s Robot Studio a study was done to ensure the system could handle the varying box sizes without the need for tool changing. The programming was prepared offline and simulated prior to installation.

The benefit of simultaneous engineering a robotic solution utilising ABB robot studio gave Kraft foods the ability to integrate the system into production “on the fly”.

The system was designed manufactured commissioned and installed locally in South Africa