Canadian Packaging

Motion Controls Robotics announces strategic partnership

Leading robotic solution provider teams up with Combi Packaging Systems to integrate robotic pick-and-place technology.


July 2, 2014
by Canadian Packaging Staff

FREMONT, OH—Motion Controls Robotics, Inc., a leading provider of robotic automation solutions, has a strategic partnership with Combi Packaging Systems LLC, a leading provider of customized end-of-line packaging equipment, to integrate robotic pick and place technology with ergonomic hand packing equipment, launching a new automated case packing product.

Called the Ergobot, it’s an automated version of Combi’s proven Ergopack ergonomic hand packing station.

Motion Controls Robotics will apply its expertise in robotic packaging, case packing and palletizing to expand the ability of both companies to fully automate case packing and packaging tasks.

“The collaboration between Motion Controls Robotics and Combi will give customers of existing or new ergonomic hand packing stations the opportunity to fully automate case packing operations,” says Motion Controls Robotics president Scott Lang. “We can create retail ready packages and perform case packing tasks that are difficult, ergonomically challenging, or unsafe for humans.”

Benefits of the Ergobot robotic case packer include:

  • Lean operations make manufacturers more cost competitive globally;
  • Increased throughput and reliability;
  • Vision technology improves quality control and enables 100 per cent product tracking and traceability;
  • Lot verification and serialization;
  • Easily accommodates variable pack counts;
  • Integrated, proven case erection and taping;
  • Increased packing rates with multiple robots;
  • Multiple product packaging with manual or automatic robot tool change and menu driven product selection.

See the YouTube video of the Ergobot robotic pick-and-place case packer in action:

“Motion Controls Robotics’ deep experience in robotic material handling together with Combi Packaging’s market leading manual pack station technology are a perfect complement to each other,” says Motion Controls Robotics executive vice-president Tim Ellenberger. “We form an unparalleled team offering proven products to deliver flexible, automated solutions for diverse case packing requirements.”

Machines are available through Motion Controls Robotics and Combi Packaging Systems sales channels.

For further information contact Tim Ellenberger via e-mail at sales@motioncontrolsrobotics.com or 419-334-5886.

About Motion Controls Robotics
Motion Controls Robotics is a leading provider of robotic automation solutions to food & beverage, plastics, building and construction materials, and board & sheet goods industries.  Established in 1995, the company provides innovative robotic solutions from concept to installation and service/support that keep manufacturers competitive. Motion Controls Robotics offers turnkey solutions and 24/7 service and support. Motion Controls Robotics is an authorized FANUC Robotics Level 4 Certified Servicing Integrator, an RIA Certified Robot Integrator and a SmartCart Value Added Reseller.
Visit www.motioncontrolsrobotics.com for more information.

About Combi Packaging Systems
Combi Packaging Systems is a leading manufacturer of end-of-line packaging equipment, with 35+ years’ service in case erectors, case sealers, case packers, tray formers, ergonomic hand-packing stations, and case labelers. Combi Packaging Systems is a joint venture between 3M and The MJ Maillis Group.
Visit www.combi.com for more information.