Food Factory Automation
Sector: Food & drinks processing.
Application: Triangular sandwich picking, packing and inspecting.
Problem: High density labour dependency and high overheads.
Solution: Automated guarded industrial robot cell integrated with existing Trepko machinery to inspect accuracy of diagonal cut and integrity of filling and assembly before erecting into upright position; receive and rotate sandwich halves180° before placing into skillets; and accommodate temporary mismatches in throughput between consecutive processes.
Patents: GB2567716 / GB2580484