Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

A reconfigurable robotic folding system for confectionery industry

Buy Article:

$40.56 + tax (Refund Policy)

Purpose ‐ This paper aims to investigate reconfigurable technology using robotic technology for folding carton in confectionery industry. Design/methodology/approach ‐ Based on the analysis of common motion and manipulation, modules such as robotic fingers and robotic folders are explored and designed. A robotic system is then constructed by arranging those modules for diverse cartons. Findings ‐ A prototyped test rig shows the adaptability of the robotic system. The reconfigurability of the robotic system is realized and verified by experiments and an industrial demonstrator. Practical implications ‐ This research leads to the development of a demonstrator, manufactured and controlled by industries, to further commercial exploitation of this robotic system. It has been applied in a strict industry environment for a chocolate manufacturer. Originality/value ‐ This robotic system applied successfully the theory of reconfigurability by using modularity in packaging systems into confectionery industry.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Confectionery; Containers; Control technology; Robotics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 19, 2010

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more