New technologies create new oppertunities. The segment of robots, the technology and the spread of possible applications are growing. The food industry also benefits from this in many sectors. The area of application of collaborative robots is vast and they can be used without barriers.
Thanks to the flexibility, the possibilites are nearly unlimited. For example, robots can be used for loading and unloading the machines, cutting or tray handling.
A possibility for every requirement
The application area of robotics is vast, and they can be used in different branches of the food industry.
Our presented solutions are to be considered as concepts. The possibilities go far beyond the examples shown.
Tray supply and discharge in combination with a machine
The tray trolleys or stacked trolleys with empty baking trays are placed at the unloading stations. The empty trays are removed and placed on a conveyor belt. The conveyor belt transports the empty trays underneath the deposit belt of a running machine, and transmits a full tray to the loading station. The second robot takes the full baking trays from the conveyor belt and places them into an empty proofing trolley. Further automated steps, e.g. automatic proofing trolley supply and removal are possible.
Cutting with a delta robot
Pretzels, pretzel sticks, bread rolls and baguettes can be provided with different patterns. The dough pieces are recognized by a 3D camera system. The cutting itself can be done with ultrasound, rotating knives or water jet.
The so called delta robots (e.g. cutting systems) and articulated robots (e.g. tray handling) are the most important for the food production. Particularly the articulated arm robots can be flexibly used in a wide variety of industiral sectors. Our main application is tray handling. The robot can perform a variety of movements that are required for different tasks.
A robot can perform simple tasks such as moving trays. The process chain is staff independent and reliable.
Emptying of baking trays with a robot
After baking, the trolleys are taken to the unloading station by means of a conveyor belt. The full trays are removed by the robot, and the products are slid onto a conveyor belt. Before the trays are put back into the trolley, the trays are cleaned at a cleaning station.
The hourly output can account for 4 trays per minute. Other services are possible.
Peelboards with proofed products are removed from the trolley, crawled off and put back in the trolley.
Customized robotic solutions
In cooperation with you, our team implements your individual robotic solutions in all sectors.
Of course, you have the option to add components from the other WP BAKERYGROUP members to your production line, and therfore benefit from the entire knowledge acquired from one source.
Emptifying of baking trays with 2 robots
The trolleys are placed at 4 unloading stations after the baking process. The full trays are removed by the robot, and the products are slid onto a conveyor belt. Before the trays are put back in the trolley, the trays are cleaned at a cleaning station.
The hourly output can account for 8 trays per minute. Other services are possible.
Manual steps can be automated
Staff independent processes
The application possibilities are nearly unlimited
Depending on the application, collaborative robots can be used without any protection zone
Our service includes the delivery, installation and set-up of the device. We provide technical training for your staff in order to ensure the best qualification of your employees. In case of trouble shooting, we are always available for you with our Serviceline 24/7.
Scope of services
In order to render you a full support, we offer individually designed scopes of services.
Quality by RIEHLE
Our goal is to advance you technically. Time is running faster, and life is getting more digitalized. This makes a big impact, especially on the craft. For this reason, we would like to make your everyday work easier, and so we work at solutions that support you in your everyday life.
Different companies have different requirement. This makes robotics a sector, in which we mainly rely on individual solutions.
WP RIEHLE cutting robot
WP RIEHLE tray handling
We would be happy to work with you to find out a solution that suits your requirements and needs in the best way, so you can pay your attentiion to more important things.