At Pack Expo 2013 in Las Vegas, ESS Technologies will feature a fully automatic system for loading and sealing blister packages with a TaskMate Robotic Blister Loading System integrated with a Starview Packaging Machinery FAB Series rotary type blister sealing machine.
The ESS robotic cell combines a FANUC LR Mate 200iC robot with ESS-designed end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) to create a system that reduces repetitive motion in loading blister sealing machines and other types of packaging machinery.
ESS Technologies demonstrate the TaskMate with OEM partner Starview Packaging Machinery at booth C-2310 where the Starview Model FAB8-1418 blister packaging machine will load empty blisters into 1x2 configured sealing fixtures.
Vacuum EOAT will pick two CD-ROMs from a fixture and load them into the blisters. The machine then automatically indexes to the card back placement and blister sealing stations.
The compact tabletop platform design with Category 4 interlocked and gasketed polycarbonate safety guarding and “quick connect” EOAT easily integrates with most process or packaging equipment, the company said in a press release.