The MAF RODA Group has been innovating and developing robotics systems for years to automate the tasks of fruit and vegetable processing plants. “Robotics is one of the group's six major lines of innovation, which also include electronics, automation, electricity, mechanical engineering, and traceability. The combination of all these avenues of research has made possible the development of automatic packing systems that meet an important customer need.”
“Processing systems have become a key piece in the automation of the processing plants that address two major customer concerns: labor shortages and the need to reduce costs. MAF RODA's robotics department has developed several product lines in recent years to offer a wide range of solutions that meet the different requirements made by customers and offer flexibility in packaging.”
“One of the group's novelties in its packing systems is the Fast Pack Peach. This system is intended for packaging peaches and nectarines. Its great novelty is that it can orient the fruit it packs in boxes with alveoli. One of its great advantages is that it is a compact robot that integrates easily with the manufacturing line and is easy to handle.”
“Another big advantage is that it optimizes production at a steady pace, allowing for higher performance at a lower cost. The system is fed directly from the output of the calibrator and has a 3D camera to automatically recognize the format and to continuously distribute the fruit."
"The Fast Pack Peach system allows packing the fruit directly into boxes with different cellulose, flexible, or paper honeycomb trays. The great versatility offered by this processing system allows customers to adapt to the different order formats they need to prepare with flexibility.”
“Fast Pack Peach robots are already deployed in national and international fruit and vegetable plants and are delivering very good results to customers in terms of efficiency and productivity.”
“Automation is key to gaining competitiveness in an increasingly globalized market with ever tighter margins. Technology in automated processing systems is imperative in a world moving towards digitization and process automation.”
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