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Increasing productivity by introducing automation

Cobot palletizers are helping to reallocate labor at the bottler of food oils

8-week lead time
2-day deployment
3 staff reallocated
1-year payback
Increasing productivity by introducing automation

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Project highlights

3x full-time operators reallocated to other, higher-value tasks to maximize productivity

Cobot palletizer delivered within 8 weeks from order to commissioning

Equipment fully deployed on-site and staff trained all within 2 days

Given the rapid design and deployment, forecasted payback is just over one year

The Problem

Needing to overcome labour market shortages

Sager Foods were looking to improve productivity but struggled to attract additional labor in the current market. They sought a solution that met both the business objectives and one that could be managed entirely in-house.

Santo Fata (Co-Owner)

"We wanted to introduce automation to combat our lack of personnel but that normally would require expensive 3rd-party programming and expertise. That simply isn’t the case with Vention."

—Santo Fata (Co-Owner)

The Project

Two cobot palletizers serving three production lines

Sager wanted to introduce cobot palletizers onto their factory floor to alleviate manual, monotonous tasks for their existing personnel. The code-free programming and intuitive user interfaces of Vention’s platform would enable staff to manage the robot autonomously, without the need for 3rd-party expertise.

The Results

Three operators reallocated to higher value tasks

Following a 2-day commissioning and training period, the cobot palletizers were fully operational on the production line. Existing staff were reassigned to more high-value tasks, increasing Sager’s productivity but without the need for additional headcount.

Project Specs

Robot arm
Doosan H2515
Conveyor
O-ring conveyor
Application
Palletizing
Actuators
Pneumatic
Gripper
Schmalz vacuum area gripper with suction cups
Safety features
Fully enclosed, gate bolt with interlock

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Industry

Food & Beverage

Application

Palletizing

Location

Montreal, Canada

Products

MachineLogic
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