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Innovations in gripper technology allows robots to pick up the most fragile
products without breakage.
product changeover, normally through the HMI, where
adjustments are made automatically without mechanical
tools or highly skilled technicians," Mr. Liu said.
Robots now offer a more sanitary alternative to manual labor. Robots have become smaller and easier to
clean as technology has advanced. Many are now washdown capable and have gripping technology that's easily
removed and washed.
Bosch's GD33 delta robots are a family of stand-alone
machines featuring a an open design for expedited cleaning and simplified operations. Mr. Aasen said the machines enhance efficiency through higher speed and payload, robust performance, broader application range, and
reduced maintenance times.
As engineers improve sanitary design, footprint size
and maintenance requirements for robotics, they can
offset many problems that come with manual labor and
increase efficiencies in bakeries of any size.
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