Apex Motion Control Automates Tray Management

04 August 20211 min reading

Need extra help with managing trays on your production line?

[caption id="attachment_4807" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Baker-Bot With Tray[/caption]

Apex Motion Control, specialists in robotics and automation for the baking and food industry, has designed their Baker-Bot to support food manufacturers by automating the loading and unloading of trays and pans.

The Baker-Bot is a collaborative robot that can easily integrate into an existing system to support tray handling tasks for conveyors and racks alike. The applications for the Baker-Bot’s tray management features are countless, including cookie production, bagel production, and more!

[caption id="attachment_4806" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Baker-Bot Catching Dough[/caption]

For example, one of the Baker-Bot’s previous setups involved a pizza dough conveyor. Once the balls of dough were on the conveyor, Apex’s Baker-Bot would quickly grab a tray, then perfectly catch the dough as they fell off the conveyor. After the cobot had collected enough dough, it would place that tray onto a stack of trays, then repeat the process as needed. This automation setup had allowed bakers to automate this part of the pizza dough production process, giving employees the necessary free time to focus on other tasks.

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