September 9, 2019

Quest’s robotic pick and pack to be on display at PACK EXPO

Quest Industrial Pack ExpoProMach’s newest key acquisition, Quest Industrial, is exhibiting its new Quik Pick & Pack robotic pick and place cell, along with its Boxed-Bot robotic palletizer, in booth No. C-3026 at PACK EXPO 2019 in Las Vegas, Sept. 23-25.

Quest is FANUC Authorized system integrator and certified vision specialist. Its systems are capable of direct food contact with U.S. Department of Agriculture compliant and wash-down designs. Quest’s engineers and programmers can address virtually any customer application with the appropriate level of robotic automation.

Quest Quik Pick & Pack

The Quest Quik Pick & Pack is a high-speed robotic case packer that’s quick, accurate and compact. A main differentiating point with the Quik Pick & Pack is its speed and flexibility.

With the QPack custom case-packing software, the Quik Pick & Pack can be configured to pick up as many as 1,000 pieces per minute. The Quik Pick & Pack works extremely well with flexible film packaging, thanks to its vision system and optional 3-D scanning that quickly detects the pouches’ topography and center of gravity to identify the proper high point for picking. While the ideal application is flexible film packaging, the Quik Pick & Pack performs well with just about any packaging type that comes from a vertical form fill seal or horizontal flow wrapper machine. The machine can pick and place bags weighing just 1 ounce up to 20 pounds. Additionally, end users can create their own pack patterns to accommodate customers’ different packaging requirements.

Features include:

  • Accepts a wide range of boxes or cases with continuous changeover from size to size
  • Accepts a wide range of product types, sizes and textures
  • Custom orientation of product:
    • Pile stacks
    • Base stacks
    • Random cuts
    • Shingle stack
    • 2-3 stack

Quest Boxed-Bot

The Quest Boxed-Box space-saving skid-based robotic palletizer features a footprint starting at just 8-by-10 feet. The Boxed-Bot allows an operator to design and produce exact pallet patterns quickly and easily from bags to boxes and other product types. Creating patterns is accomplished though the QBox custom pallet building software, the most technologically intuitive operator interface available on the market. The ability to build your own patterns saves time and money by eliminating the need to have a service programmer onsite to perform the task.

The Boxed-Bot features a long-reach Fanuc M-710IC Series robot that provides higher stack patterns, which better maximize tractor-trailer loading for more efficient shipping.

ProMach acquisition

In April 2019, ProMach acquired Quest Industrial as a way to strengthen its robotics integration capabilities. The addition of Wisconsin-based Quest expands ProMach’s capacity for sophisticated robotics projects, enhances ProMach’s robust robotics support competencies, and strengthens its integrated solutions capabilities for a wide range of applications.

To see how the Quik Pick & Pack high-speed robotic case packer and Boxed Bot robotic palletizer can improve the flexibility of your packaging production lines, visit Quest Industrial in booth No. C-3026 at PACK EXPO.

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