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Robot for opening and emptying boxes

Client :

Food Group

Industrial sector  :

Food industry

Solutions :

Robotics - Cobotics

Project details


Cases for packaging powder bags


Study and construction of a machine for the automatic feeding of the line with packaging cases (opening + emptying)

Special features

  • FANUC R-1000IA80F 6-axis robot with 4 suction cup gripper
  • Floor conveyor for euro pallets
  • Box opening station
  • Box compactor


  • Transfer of euro pallets to the robot work area while work continues
  • Vacuum pick-up of boxes by the robot
  • Opening of the boxes with cutting the adhesive tape and holding of the flaps


1 box of 340 cases every 90 seconds

Our solution

Automating to reduce drudgery at work

Opening boxes manually is a slow, intensive and repetitive operation, requiring operators to use sharp objects and handle heavy loads. To combat musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), eliminate injuries and boost the productivity of its customers, R&D Technology developed an innovative robotic solution to automate the opening and emptying of boxes.

In this project, a machine was developed for a customer who wanted to open boxes containing their cases and then empty them onto a conveyor belt to feed their packaging system.

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