An integrated approach combining vision, robotics and a versatile feeder.
A Danish packaging manufacturer has become one of the first Nordic companies to install Omron’s AnyFeeder system, combined with Smart Vision MX and an eCobra 600 robot. The innovative solution enables companies to introduce new parts into the production line without having to buy further new equipment, such as bowl feeders.
The packaging company specialises in the development of products that protect items that need to be moved in large containers. It already uses three bowl feeders to feed different components into the production line. However, when it wanted to enhance its products still further with the addition of a new plastic air valve, there was insufficient space left to introduce a new bowl feeder into the production line.
The company therefore started looking for a more flexible solution that wouldn’t need so much space. DamGaard Automatik A/S, a Danish systems integrator that had been working with the packaging company, suggested Omron’s AnyFeeder SX240, combined with Omron’s visual part recognition and robotics capabilities.