Motion Controls Robotics announces strategic partnership

New solutions helps to automate packaging that was previously manual.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
June 26, 2014 - MMH Editorial

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.”



Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

The questions for the most recent Semiannual Economic Forecast, which was released last week, included: 1-has the strength of the U.S. dollar had a negative, negligible or positive impact on their organization’s profits?; 2-has the net impact of the depressed prices of oil and related commodities been negative, negligible, or positive for their organization’s profits; and 3-how would they characterize the combined impact of their organization’s profits on the strength of the U.S. dollar and the depressed prices of oil and related commodities.

The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico dropped 5.8 percent on an annual basis in March to $90.5 billion.

Shippers sourcing their goods out the Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal will soon need to make an appointment drayage providers before their cargo is released.

U.S. Carloads fell 10.6 percent at 244,290, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 6.5 percent at 262,693.

Now that the deal, which had to clear several regulatory hurdles in multiple countries, is official, FedEx executives were able to speak a little bit more freely, albeit being somewhat guarded in regards to certain integration specifics at the same time.

About the Author

Josh Bond, Contributing Editor
Josh Bond is a contributing editor to Modern. In addition to working on Modern's annual Casebook and being a member of the Show Daily team, Josh covers lift trucks for the magazine.

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.