February 2009

Rapid Development Services, Inc. developed new flexible robotic case packer for metal cans of rectangular shape or round shapes. This Robotic case loader packs different size metal cans in multiple packaging layouts up to 120 cans per minute. This automatic system erects several case sizes, takes cans from a single file and organizes the cans to pick and place into one or two cases at a time. Case quantities vary from a 4 pack up to a 12 pack. Inspection is also done to the cans to help reduce any down time due to damaged cans coming down the line. The robotic loader provides programmable change over for the family of the cans and multiple case sizes. The system is integrated with standard case erector.