Schubert will support you with automation
Exploding costs, daunting challenges: As a result of many factors such as high energy prices, supply bottlenecks and staff shortages, many companies in the bakery industry are having difficulties operating cost-effectively and remaining in the market. Consumers are also looking for more and more new product variations – be it bread and rolls, biscuits or fine baked goods. And due to increased environmental awareness, these products also need to be packaged as sustainably as possible.
To successfully withstand these pressures and the wide range of demands, bakery businesses need automated, flexible packaging solutions to package their often small and varied baked goods – hygienically, efficiently and sustainably.
The Schubert Group has decades of experience in the packaging of bakery products and is continuously developing its state-of-the-art packaging machines to be able to respond to current trends. Whether for primary, secondary or tertiary packaging – Schubert is the right partner for your bakery packaging needs. And if you would like to automate your operations quickly, we will get you there fast with our unique combination of technologically advanced bakery packaging machines and comprehensive advice on all aspects of the packaging process.
Robotics for automated processes
Meeting your requirements with cutting-edge technology
When it comes to producing your baked goods, you value the highest quality. We strive to ensure that this quality is maintained without compromise once your products leave the oven. This is where we can take over with a fully automated packaging process. Our robots, developed in-house, guarantee automation with precisely coordinated packaging processes. For all bakery products, including those that are particularly delicate, such as biscuits that break easily, our robotic tools ensure product handling that is as gentle as it is efficient and prevents rejects due to breakage or misplacement.
It goes without saying that with our innovative TLM machines you can respond extremely flexibly to changing customer preferences or market requirements, as they are modular in design and can be quickly and easily converted or expanded. Whether you have standard ranges with high production quantities or changing formats with small batches, whether you need primary, secondary or tertiary packaging for your products. or whether you want to use conventional or fully recyclable packaging – our packaging machines provide flexible and cost-effective support to meet all your requirements.
Packaging bakery products – a seamless process
It’s a long way from the oven to the ready-packed pallet for transport. At Schubert, we make sure that the entire process runs smoothly. All processes, from primary to secondary to tertiary packaging, can be combined in a modular, yet compact linear system. Different packaging steps can be flexibly integrated into the overall process. Our Flowmodul flow-wrapping unit can be integrated into the TLM line at various points – for example, to pack freshly baked goods directly into flowpacks, or later in the packaging process, for example, to wrap tray-packed baked goods into flowpacks. Packaging in transport cartons can also be integrated into a TLM line. And how do the baked goods get from one packaging step to the next? This is ensured, among other things, by our Transmodul transport robot, which combines the individual packaging processes into a perfectly coordinated, seamless process.
Your quick access automation with the tog.519 cobot
Fierce competition is putting pressure on bakery manufacturers to make their own packaging processes more efficient and economical. A complete machine solution does not always have to be used immediately. With the tog. 519 cobot from Schubert, for example, you can quickly access automation. The cobot is especially suitable for taking over the infeed at the machine, but you can also use it extremely flexibly at other points in your production process.
The background here is that the feeding of bakery products to the packaging machine has until now often been done manually, because processes such as placing products from a crate onto a belt, separating them, orienting them correctly or sorting them are very complex and could rarely be automated economically. With the Cobot tog.519, however, this is now possible: At speeds of up to 90 cycles per minute, the tog.519 picks up a wide variety of baked goods or packaging materials from the crate or from the conveyor belt and places them in any conceivable destination – without the need for time-consuming programming. Only the tool has to match the product, which you as a manufacturer of baked goods can easily and conveniently print yourself with the PARTBOX 3D printing system from Schubert.
The basis for the cobot’s ease of use is an AI-supported image processing system we developed. It recognises both the products when they are picked up and the environment in which they are placed. The integrated systems also ensure that the cobot is fully autonomous and mobile. So it can be used at different points in production, time and again, in order to close automation gaps. Another advantage is that the cobot makes it easy to switch between different products and formats, and its range of applications is also very diverse. Would you like to pick up a wide variety of unsorted baked goods and fill them into boxes or create a mixed pack of biscuits? This now works very easily with the cobot.To the Schubert cobot
A visual ‘tour de force’: the Vision System from Schubert
Due to high cost pressures, reliable packaging machines are extremely important in the bakery industry. Pieces of baked goods that have to be sorted out because they have been damaged or packages that have not been filled completely lead directly to business losses. This is why we at Schubert ensure that our robots work with millimetre accuracy to precisely grip and set down baked goods. How do they do this? Our vision system, developed in-house, is the key to exceptionally accurate, efficient robot control. Whether checking ‘naked’ baked goods, during the pick & place process or aligning secondary packaging in the shipping carton – you can always rely on our advanced 2D or 3D image processing for all packaging steps. You will capitalise on a reliable, fully automatic packaging process – without disruptions and with only minimal waste – as you enhance your company’s profitability.
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From A-Z: Our comprehensive services for your ideal packaging solution
To ensure that your packaging solution meets all your requirements, we consider all factors from the supply chain all the way through to packaging. Because we want you to package your products as flexibly and cost-effectively as possible with the help of our packaging machines for bakery products. In addition to developing and commissioning packaging lines, we will offer you a comprehensive consulting package, if required, which not only takes a close look at machine design, but also at the processes and different types of packaging – as well as comprehensive services covering the entire machine life cycle. And we won’t be satisfied until you are!
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Are you looking to automate your bakery product packaging? Would you like to expand or update your existing packaging solutions? Do you have new packaging requirements in the area of bakery products and need expert advice? Mr Sauter is looking forward to hearing from you!