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Publication Date: 11/2006
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How a robotic arm can improve your packaging operation

In an effort to reduce worker injuries and trim labor costs, many companies are moving away from manual bag filling, palletizing, and depalletizing. Some companies are automating these functions. Others are using a newer option -- the robotic arm. This article will provide basic information about the robotic arm and how it can improve a packaging operation.

The bulk solids packaging industry has embraced the 21st century with open arms -- open robotic arms, that is. That's quite a step for an industry that's as diverse technologically as the products it encompasses. While some companies still rely on manual labor for repetitious or strenuous tasks, others have taken advantage of robotic technology to increase productivity, improve packaging accuracy, and reduce waste while decreasing operator injuries.

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