Currently, 82 robots are used altogether by our customers working with bakery products and in the chemical industry, hygiene, logistics, pharmaceuticals and confectionery. All robot controllers are programmed by KRÖNING and tested before commissioning. In this context, we take advantage of concepts which have already stood the test of time in practice. When it comes to choosing the right robot technology and defining the scope of programming, two criteria are given top priority: the quality and the availability of the entire system. 

4–axis robots

4-axis robots are preferred where a 5th and 6th axis are not needed and where a 6-axis robot cannot satisfy the working range requirements. 

Application examples

  • Transferring chocolate moulds
  • Palletising shipping cartons; transferring Europallets

6–axis robots

In complex applications, 6-axis robots are used in most cases. They can handle loads from 3 kg to 500 kg and cover a working range of 0.6 m to 3 m and more. 

Application examples

  • Placing chocolate articles in an E1 crate
  • Placing filled sorting trays in a carton
  • Placing foil-wrapped milk hollow chocolate figures in a sorting tray
  • Placing round jars in a carton
  • Supplying hollow chocolate figures to a wrapping machine
  • Emptying negative moulds (chocolate)
  • Carton handling
  • Picking packaged data carriers
  • Placing E1 crates on a pallet
  • Transferring and emptying baking moulds
  • Transferring filled chocolate articles

Delta robots

Delta robots are used for fast standard pick-and-place applications such as, for example, the packaging of chocolates. Thanks to their dynamics, they allow production speeds of up to 150 cycles per minute, depending on the type, weight and form of the product. 

Application example for the handling of

Visual detection

The Pickmaster software is used to find the XY coordinates and turning angle of objects with the help of a camera. It was developed by our partner ABB. Pickmaster ensures that the product positions are detected while the products move along on transport belts, for example in order to be picked up, transported and inserted into a blister pack in the correct position.

Version: dev