October 21, 2010
by Canadian Packaging Staff
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc., of Brewerton, NY, has been named a FANUC Certified Servicing Integrator (CSI) in FANUC Robotics’ network of authorized integrators.
With Schneider as FANUC’s largest integrator in the case packing and palletizing segment in North America, having shipped hundreds of robots over the past three years, being recognized as a CSI means it has elevated technical expertise in applying FANUC robots in various secondary packaging operations.
“Achieving the CSI designation reflects a significant commitment by Schneider to enroll several key personnel in a rigorous technical training curriculum,” says Dick Motley, account manager, National Distribution Sales, FANUC Robotics America. “At the completion of this demanding curriculum, during formalized testing conducted by FANUC Robotics, each of the Schneider employees demonstrated mastery of a broad range of mechanical, controls, and software concepts, as well as proficiency at a variety of maintenance and service procedures.
"Fewer than five per cent of the companies in our Authorized Integrator network have successfully completed the requirements of the CSI program.”
Notes Terry Zarnowski, director of sales and marketing, Schneider Packaging: “Schneider is now fully prepared to provide end-users with prompt, qualified service consistent with the high standards and expectations of FANUC Robotics’ own service organization.
“Schneider consistently creates innovative robotic end-of-line solutions that deliver significant value to their customers in terms of performance, uptime, quality, energy efficiency, and quick-changeover flexibility. The extensive packaging experience from traditional business, combined with superior knowledge of robotic system design and optimization, is reflected in the company’s fifty percent annual growth in robotic sales for the fourth consecutive year, firmly establishing Schneider as the premier supplier of palletizing and case packing systems using FANUC robots.”