PERFORMANCE, PACKAGED

Shuttleworth to Showcase Innovative Collaborative Conveyor with Fenceless Technology at Pack Expo

Oct 31, 2016

FANUC LR Mate 200idHUNTINGTON, IN — Shuttleworth, powered by ProMach and a premier manufacturer of material handling solutions, will showcase its collaborative conveyor with the innovative fenceless technology featuring the FANUC LR Mate 200iD robot during Pack Expo 2016, November 6-9 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. (Shuttleworth Pack Expo Booth # S-3730)

The Fanuc LR Mate 200iD is a 6-axis articulated robot featuring fenceless technology which safely monitors the position or speed of the robot and shuts down motor power when the defined safety parameters are exceeded. The robot is integrated with Rockwell Automation’s SafeZone Mini Safety Area scanner and Soft Robotics’ end-of-arm tooling.

“Generally, collaborative robots work with a human operator side-by-side, but the difference between fenceless technology and collaborative is the speed,” stated Michael Liu, Engineering Manager for Shuttleworth. “Our work cell demonstrates the robot running at 100% speed in normal operating zone. If human intervention is required, the robot will reduce speed and go to zero speed to allow for any correction or inspection needed. No access buttons or reset are required.”

Shuttleworth’s collaborative systems meet Safety Category 3 PLd and the requirements of ANSI/RIA/ISO/EN 10218-1 for safety performance.

For those interested in automating their material handling process and improving productivity and efficiency along the packaging line, stop by and visit Shuttleworth at Pack Expo, booth #S-3730. For more information on Shuttleworth, call (800) 444-7412 and visit www.Shuttleworth.com.

About ProMach

ProMach is a family of best-in-class packaging and processing solution brands serving manufacturers of all sizes and geographies in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and household and industrial goods industries. ProMach brands operate across the entire production line: filling, bottling and capping, decorative labeling, flexibles and trays, pharma, handling and sterilizing, labeling and coding, and robotics and end of line. ProMach also provides systems and integration including turnkey solutions, design/build, engineering services, and productivity software to optimize production line design and deliver maximum uptime.

ProMach designs, manufactures, integrates, and supports the most sophisticated and advanced packaging and processing solutions in the global marketplace. Its diverse customer base, from Fortune 500 companies to smaller, privately-held businesses worldwide, depends on reliable, flexible, technologically advanced equipment and integrated solutions. ProMach is headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. For more information about ProMach, visit www.ProMachBuilt.com and for more information on ProMach Careers, visit www.ProMachCareers.com.