An existing vacuum pick and place line at a biscuit manufacturer used a rotary vane pump to supply vacuum to five delta robots. This was inefficient and unsuccessful at handling the wide variety of biscuits. We were invited to find an answer and accepted as “A Challenge Simmatic Solution.”
The existing pick and place system was continually blocking with crumbs and oil from the biscuits causing numerous breakdowns and constant maintenance.
Simmatic used the new Premium Speeder from VMECA. This takes a single compressed air line to generate vacuum at the source of each cup and incorporate a straight through design to prevent blockages and was the right solution for this application.
This straight through design allows any crumbs and oil to be ejected out of the exhaust port, these are collected in a large bowl filter, therefore reducing the need for cleaning and regular maintenance on each gripper. We trialled VMECA’s Premium Speeder with sample biscuits provided from our customer. The biscuits had different textures and inclusions. Watch our video to see the results of our first trial …