The demand for sustainability and efficiency in manufacturing and shipping business processes warrants enhanced packaging solutions that hit both expectations on the mark in a cost-effective manner. In this space, some companies are betting on robotic assistance and with the advancement of technology in recent years, the implementation of such ideas is getting better and better. ABB's delta robot—the IRB 390 FlexPacker™—is one of the newest options on the market.
Expected to make a functional debut at the end of 2020, the enhanced packaging solution will be programmed to "support customized packaging, vertical packing, and high-speed, high-variation sorting and on-demand picking in logistics and e-commerce fulfillment centers." The technology is specifically recommended for secondary packaging and high-payload applications. It is also can be combined with ABB's IRB 360 FlexPicker pick-and-pack system.
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