Robotic Pick and Place

Tekpak have developed a range of standard Robotic Pick and Place modules which, can be easily applied to a wide range of pick and place applications, from simple, Point to Point (Single Axis) to complex, high speed motion control using Delta Robots (Three and Four Axis).

Flow Wrapped & Unwrapped Blister Packs

Cartoner Loading At High Throughput

Blister Packs

Nesting, Stacking & Buffering With Integration Of Camera Based Vision System For QC Checks

Direct Into Pocket

Loading To Infeed Of Cartoner

Feeding Blisters To Flow Wrapper With Desiccant Sachets

Loading Finished Flow Packs To End-Load Cartoner

MDI Canister Tray Loader

MDI Canister Tray Loader utilising a 3-Axis Robot performed the functions of tray de-nesting, canister loading and tray closing.

Point To Point – Medical Device

Servo Controlled Single-Axis Pick & Place System

Collator Infeed

Pick And Place Into Flowpack Multipacks &/Or Cases. Product Infeed Speed 450/Min

On-Edge Flow Packs

Loading On-Edge Flow Pack To Flow Wrapper Infeed And Direct To Cartons

Chocolate Handling

Vision Guided 3-Axis Robot for Confectionary Handling with Mechanical And Vacuum Grippers

Pick and Place Variable Pitch

Robotic Pick and Place with Variable Pitch Loading to Flow wrapper

Applications For Pick and Place Robotic Systems:

  • High Speed and Complex Motion Control
  • Pick and Place using Collation (Accurately Control Pick and Place Positions)
  • Pick and Place using Vision Cameras to Accurately Locate, Pick and Place Randomly Arriving Products
  • Loading to Flow Wrapper or Cartoner

Range of Robotic Pick and Place Systems

Tekpak specialises in Robotic Pick and Place systems, particularly those with a high degree of complexity or requirement to integrate with OEM systems.

Model/Series Application Typical Example
Single-Axis PTP Series
For picking and placing from one fixed position to another fixed position, where the motion profile at the pick head is a spline curve without vertical trajectory at pick or place points
Placing a leaflet onto a stack
Two-Axis Delta Robot TD2 Series
For picking and placing from one fixed position, where the motion profile at the pick head has a vertical trajectory at pick or place points
Placing products into a carton or case
Three-Axis Delta Robot TD3 Series
For picking and placing from moving positions where the motion profile at the pick head moves in x,y and z-axis. For example, loading flow packs into an infeed of a Cartoner or Flow wrappers
Picking and placing products using Vision guidance
Four-Axis Delta Robot TD3R Series
A version of the TD3 Series, three-axis Delta Robot but where the product must also be rotated or turned during the pick cycle.
Transferring a product through 90 degrees during the pick and place cycle or placing it into a smaller pitch from the pick position
Six -Axis Robot TP6 Series
Tekpak can integrate OEM Palletisers as part of a complete packaging line, including Design of the full packaging line, Programming of the Palletising Cell and Safety Hardware integration.
Packing Cases onto Pallets for a Complete End of Line Packaging Solution

Typical Products Handled by Pick and Place Robots:

  • Blister Packs
  • Vials
  • Pill Bottles
  • Pre-Filled Syringes
  • Metered Dose Inhalers
  • Biscuits, Chocolate Bars, Baked Goods
  • Confectionary

Robotic Pick and Place System Features:

  • GMP Design Features
  • Highly Configurable for Most Applications
  • Customisable End Effectors (Tekpak proprietary design)
  • Stainless Steel Frame Suitable for Pharmaceutical or Food Environments
  • Clean Room Version of the Delta Robot Available
  • Configurable for 21CFR Part 11 Compliance Including Active Directory, Audit Log and Time Synchronisation 
  • Control System –Schneider® and Allen Bradley® Available
  • Operator Interface – Colour Touchscreen with Intuitive Design
  • Innovative Features to Assist with Autonomous Maintenance and TPM
  • Size Change using S.M.E.D Philosophy
  • Mechanical Adjustments on Robust Screw/Slide with Numeric Indicators and Graduated Scales.
  • Size Change & Format Settings Displayed on HMI (Timers, Counters, Electronic Positioning etc)
  • Fully Automatic Size Change Versions Available
  • Fast, Secure Line Clearance

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