At RMGroup, we have a dedicated team to handle the rising demand for bespoke automation solutions. Our 25 plus years within the packaging industry has provided RMGroup a wealth of knowledge and the ability to provide reliable solutions for the most challenging automation requirements.
We continue to develop new technologies and work with market leaders in Robotics, Vision and Logic control. Our dedicated sales, design, engineering and service team can optimise or design a solution to meet almost any automation requirement.
RMGroup provide bespoke ABB Robot palletising systems to meet any customer needs
High speed end of line systems
RMGroup understands that an ‘off the shelf solution’ can’t always be applied. In order to cater for bespoke applications, a division in the company has been formed specifically to assist with bespoke projects. The focus is to support the customer with their challenging production requirements.
Together with leading global robotics supplier ABB, RMGroup have discovered a shared commitment in providing quality robotic handling systems and support packages to suit the customer’s needs.
With models capable of over 2,000 cycles per hour, the 4-axis robot is perfect for high-speed end-of-line palletising and handling applications. A popular choice in our range of 4 axis robots is the ABB IRB 460. Able to operate within a confined space, it occupies 20% less floor space than other 4 axis Robots in the range and can operate up to 15% faster than its nearest rivals.
Where complex product manipulation is required, a 6 axis robot adds a further dimension to an automation solution. With a high degree of agility in a compact, robust package, a 6 axis machine provides the ideal platform for process automation.
Robotic Flex Pickers are the leaders in state-of-the-art high speed picking and packing technology. Compared to conventional robot automation, the pick and place systems offer much greater flexibility in a compact footprint while maintaining accuracy and high payloads.
Features include outstanding motion control, short cycle times and precision accuracy. Flexpicker cells can operate in either narrow or wide windows with very tight tolerances.
Rmgroup have developed high speed handling solutions for an array of products including those for the food production market, dramatically and reliably increasing production handling capability and maintaining very high quality standards.
ABB Robotics Flex-Pickers, known for their speed capability and accuracy can also incorporate ABB’s high resolution vision systems, which not only take advantage of the Flex-Picker’s accuracy, but provide a high degree of quality inspection for shape and colour, providing even more enhanced quality control for your products.
The system can be integrated with any existing and new packaging systems, our configurations have previously been paired with Fuji flow wrapper infeed conveyors fully integrated into the system along with Fuji card feeders.
RMGroup’s Newtown Factory, which incorporates a 25,000 sq ft testing facility allows for full pre-builds, rigorous testing and snagging of complete systems, resulting in a smooth, fast installation at customer sites and a dramatically reduced commissioning period.
Despite the high tech, high speed capability of RMGroup’s system, easy to use HMI touch screens are provided for easy management and alterations of all aspects by the operators.
SIKA Ltd – Automatic Palletising Buckets of Pave Plus
Read here how SIKA Ltd Fully automated their process – The product brief was to supply, install and commission an automatic palletising and pallet wrapping system for their Bucket containers of Pave Plus product. View the line in production in the video on the News page. The system was to include the following specified formats:
- Bucket receiving / infeed conveyors with accumulation and marshalling facility
- Robot palletiser with multi head for product, empty pallets and base card
- Pallet jigs for floor stacking of empty pallets and base cards
- Automatic pallet wrapper for spiral stretch wrap of pallet
- Conveyor system to convey loaded pallets to wrapper and through wall to offload position
- Full safety guarding system to include mesh guards, light guards and access gates
- Control panels with operator interface
SCA Ltd Fully Automated De-Palletising and Strapping System
The product brief was to supply, install and commission an automatic de-palletising robot and system, capable of handling several variations of board size and stack pattern. Full information can be found on our News Page.
The RMGroup resulting solution includes the following components:
- Roller conveyor system to receive full packs of 1200mmx2400mm boards ranging in thickness from 6mm-25mm presenting them to the robot for de-palletising.
- ABB Robot palletiser with multi-function head for handling boards,
- 2 x Domino Automatic print and apply label applicators
- Fully Automatic Bocedi Strapping machine with corner protection.
- Conveyor system to transport loaded packs through the strapping machine and on to the existing beam saw machine.
- Full safety guarding system including mesh guards, light guards and access gates
- Control panels with operator interface
Robot palletising systems for high speed fully automated packaging lines, using the latest ABB Palletising Robots