Motion Controls Robotics announces strategic partnership

New solutions helps to automate packaging that was previously manual.

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Motion Controls Robotics, a leading provider of robotic automation solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with Combi Packaging Systems, a leading provider of customized end-of-line packaging equipment, to integrate robotic pick and place technology with ergonomic hand packing equipment.

They are launching a new automated case packing product called the Ergobot, an automated version of Combi’s Ergopack ergonomic hand packing station. Motion Controls Robotics will apply its expertise in robotic packaging, case packing and palletizing to expand the ability of both companies to fully automate case packing and packaging tasks.

“The collaboration between Motion Controls Robotics and Combi will give customers of existing or new ergonomic hand packing stations the opportunity to fully automate case packing operations,” said Scott Lang, president of Motion Controls Robotics. “We can create retail ready packages and perform case packing tasks that are difficult, ergonomically challenging, or unsafe for humans.”

The Ergobot robotic case packer is intended to increased throughput and reliability, improve quality control through the use of vision technology, enable 100% product tracking and traceability and provide lot verification and serialization. It also accommodates variable pack counts and multiple-product packaging with manual or automatic robot tool change and menu driven product selection.

“Motion Controls Robotics’ deep experience in robotic material handling together with Combi Packaging’s market leading manual pack station technology are a perfect complement to each other,” said Tim Ellenberger, executive vice president of Motion Controls Robotics. “We form an unparalleled team offering proven products to deliver flexible, automated solutions for diverse case packing requirements.”


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