Types of Food Processing Applications
Two-axis packaging robots do considerable work in assembling and packing food items like baked goods, boxed cereal, boxed dairy products and mincemeat in trays. The system involves picking, placing, arranging and conveying individual items and the final packages.
Thomson’s components and solutions shine in high-throughput multi-axis applications such as assembly lines with skewers. Skewer units employ gearheads and clutches, brakes and resolvers and rodless actuators in optimal combinations.
Food Vending Machine
Actuators of multiple sizes, ball screws, gearheads and full linear motion systems combine to control the multiple stages in this application, where frozen dinner boxes are placed in a microwave and heated before being delivered to a hatch for the customer.
Food press applications can employ numerous Thomson components and fully engineered solutions. The press mechanism can make use of a high-load rodded actuator with a friction break and feedback element.
These heavy-duty positioning machines promote safety by handling the hard work of positioning carcasses for deboning. In this application, round rail linear guides are employed in an elevator that brings product to an overhead monorail crane system