Product News: Robotics

Robotic End-of-Arm Tooling handles various baked goods.

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August 6, 2012 - Robotic End-of-Arm Tooling for muffin and cake depanning accommodates products of different shapes and sizes. Unit features stainless steel needle grippers, each with 4 curved needles to depan 144 muffins from 2 moving baking pans on oven conveyor. Product compresses muffin spacing in 2 directions for deposit into retail and wholesale trays on conveyor nearby. Welded tubular stainless steel frame allows mounting of grippers, stroking cylinders, bushing rails, and actuating cylinders.

SAS Automation, Ltd.

1200 S. Patton St., Xenia, OH, 45385, USA

Original Press Release

SAS Automation Introduces Robotic EOAT for Muffin & Cake Depanning

Press release date: July 27, 2012

>SAS< automation,="" a="" leader="" in="" the="" design="" and="" manufacture="" of="" robotic="" end-of-arm="" tooling="" (eoat),="" recently="" introduced="" the="" latest="" in="" tools="" for="" handling="" different="" types="" of="" baked="" goods="" more="" efficiently.="" commercial="" bakery="" products="" are="" can="" be="" challenging="" to="" depan="" as="" they="" are="" fragile="" and="" often="" topped="" with="" fruits,="" nuts="" or="" candies.="">

"The >SAS< depanner="" accommodates="" a="" wide="" range="" of="" bakery="" products="" and="" is="" flexible="" enough="" to="" handle="" different="" shapes="" and="" sizes="" making="" it="" perfect="" for="" handling="" muffins,="" cakes,="" brownies,="" and="" cupcakes,"="" said="" rob="" dalton,="" general="" manager="" for="">SAS< automation.="">

Designed for high volume and low maintenance depanning, the SAS Muffin Depanner has custom stainless steel needle grippers, each using 4 curved needles to depan 144 muffins from 2 moving baking pans on an oven conveyor. The small diameter needles leave limited evidence of penetration. A welded tubular stainless steel frame supports the mounting of stroking cylinders, bushing rails, needle grippers and actuating cylinders.

In addition to depanning, the tool is designed to compress the muffin spacing in two directions for direct deposit into retail and wholesale trays on an adjoining conveyor. The tool is made of stainless steel, is wash down capable and ideal for very high-volume, continuous commercial operations. This tool provides the speed and repeatability critical for the depanning of baked goods with both needle grippers and food grade vacuum cups.

"Automating this process has revolutionized the handling and depanning of bakery products. We are proud of the innovations we have brought to the industry by reducing labor and increasing productivity," said Dalton.

About >SAS< automation="">
>SAS< is="" a="" leading="" supplier="" of="" modular="" robotic="" end-of-arm="" tooling,="" components,="" and="" gripper="" systems,="" capable="" of="" servicing="" any="" part="" and="" any="" robot.="">SAS< manufactures="" in="" the="" usa="" "get="" a="" grip!",="" and="" distributes="" nile="" sprue="" nipper="" line,="" and="" asian="" chucking/gripper="" line="" and="" is="" iso="" 9001:2008="" quality="" certified.="">

Specialists in Robotic End-of-Arm Tooling for commercial bakery products, general material handling, palletizing, packaging & plastics industries. Sales, service & support to: USA, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia

USA Company Contact:
Rob Dalton
rdalton@sas-automation.com

Corporate Office - USA:
SAS Automation, LLC
1200 South Patton Street
Xenia, OH 45385 USA
TEL: +1 937- 372-5255
FAX: +1 937- 372-5555
getagrip@sasgripper.com www.sasgripper.com

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