Robotic Advances in the Packaging Machinery/OEM Vertical
By: Sandia Harrison
This month, FPE Automation is happy to announce more wins on PHD Incorporated‘s Top Performer Award list than ever before. FPE made the list a record-setting eleven times!
Packaging machinery manufacturers are a big part of this sudden surge in award-winning innovations. I interviewed my colleague, FPE Automation’s Joe Judge, an instrumental member of the team behind these engineering advances in the packaging vertical. Here’s what he had to say.
“PHD’s robotic end-of-arm-tooling (EOAT) was used on high-speed industrial robots. We know that packaging machinery has evolved, and is evolving. Robotics solved some pain points and made the processes more efficient. These new innovations represent next-generation packaging equipment. The solution included both standard and custom products.”
Engineering has to meet certain, strict criteria to be award-winning. This solution certainly did.
This manufacturer was creating robot cells, with two robots per cell. However, the initial gripping tooling wasn’t performing well.
FPE Automation presented PHD’s EOAT as a solution. We were able to document that it would:
- Be more reliable
- Last longer
- Come with a warranty
- Feature easy-to-use sizing tools and other product advantages
- Be available without extensive lead times
According to Joe, there were slightly-lower cost options out there, but the customer ultimately selected PHD because the EOAT, which is such a critical part of the process, performed reliably, in addition to all of the above advantages.
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