Matrox Imaging Library helps delta robot sort biscuits

A major European cookie and chocolate maker is working to improve the efficiency of their factories. In one plant, this manufacturer outputs 30 million packages a year, and they contain over 80 different types of assorted cookies. This manufacturer needed a solution that could support the wide variety of products and a high throughput.

The Astor line of robots was the perfect candidate. The Astor features a vision‐guided delta robot that can pick and place 140 units per minute. In this cookie packaging installation, there are eight robot cells on the plant floor that collectively sort 1120 cookies per minute. Each cell sorts one or two cookie varieties for the package. As the blister tray passes each work cell, the robot stacks three or four cookies in the appropriate section of the blister tray.

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