Automation specialist B&R is using this year's Pack Expo exhibition in Las Vegas to feature open solutions with Codian robot mechanics, now integrated and rebranded within B&R. The Codian portfolio of delta configurations, including class-leading hygienic models, is open to any control platform and can be incorporated into any machine configuration. B&R's Machine-Centric Robotics solution combines Codian mechanics and B&R controls to offer machine builders and manufacturers single-source robotics and automation for precise synchronization and ease of engineering – ideal when implementing highly flexible packaging solutions.
"As consumer demand for personalized products continues to accelerate, packaging lines rely on cutting-edge automation and robotics to handle increasing product variety without compromising productivity," says Jörg Theis, president of B&R Industrial Automation. “With an extensive selection of pick-and-place robot mechanics open to any control platform, we are committed to offer the best solution for our customer's applications," adds Wouter Valk, managing director of Codian Robotics, which was acquired by B&R in 2020.
At Pack Expo, visitors to Booth 5442 in the Central Hall will see the full Codian portfolio, currently with more than 100 variants, including class-leading hygienic models ideal for applications such as food and beverage and pharmaceutical packaging.
At Booth 4343 in the Central Hall, B&R will also be showing how robotics work in seamless synchronization with mechatronic product transport systems like ACOPOStrak and ACOPOS 6D, as well as machine vision. Visitors can expect to see B&R's portfolio of control and motion technology to create adaptive manufacturing solutions with dynamic change capability between different products and packaging, enabling profitable mass customization.