Bread Automation


In 2014, PFi delivered a Bread automation system which was designed to perform a number of tasks previously performed by repetitive manual labour. Some of these Jobs included:

·         Forming cartons from flat pack profile

·          Capture an open cartons for robot to pack/fill

·         Receive and sort product into either cartoon or crate configuration for robot collection

·         Receive dollies full of stacked empty crates or empty dollies

·         Robot de-nests empty crates, stack them on a empty dolly and loads with bread

·         Receive a stack of empty pallets

·         Pallet handling system to deliver individual pallets to the robot palletizing point as required

·         Robot picks and places a pallet pad

·         Robot fills cartons with bread

·         Cartons are then closed and seals and delivered to a “pick conveyor”

·         Robot picks full & sealed cartons and palletizes them

·         Full pallets are then driven out of the system for collection by forklift

·         Integrated safety system