Robotic Solutions

FURTHER AUTOMATE SANDWICH PRODUCTION WITH ROBOTS

Integrating with our equipment, Grote’s robotic solutions are specialized for the high care food production environment we have nearly 50 years of experience in. Equipment is designed hygienically and with the flexibility to handle a variety of actions and applications.

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SPECIALIZED HIGH CARE FOOD PROCESSING AUTOMATION

Grote’s robotic solutions further automate high care actions on sandwich assembly lines. Built specifically for food processors, these solutions:

INCREASE FOOD AND PLANT SAFETY

Eliminate touch points and distance operators on your production floor. Custom-configured end effectors are easy to remove and washdown.

IMPROVE QUALITY & YIELD

Robotic solutions perform with high accuracy and consistency – ideal for high-volume, repetitive tasks.

LABOR SAVINGS

Eliminate labor and handling immediately prior to and following the sandwich cutting process. Save several operators per shift.

Sanitary Design

All components are designed to the same hygienic standards as food processing equipment - enabling quick and thorough washdowns.

CASE STUDY

See a recently installed twin robotic wrap aligning and cutting solution.

Our robotic solutions are specialized for food processing and have the flexibility to handle a variety of high care sandwich assembly actions and applications. Customize to your operation with single and twin lanes, a range of end of arm tooling options to perform various actions, and optional integration with Grote cutters. All components are food grade with sanitary design and rated for quick and thorough washdowns.

  • Perform up to 60 actions per minute, per robot
  • Single and twin lane solutions available
  • Integrate and interface with Grote equipment – automating high care tasks immediately prior to and following our cutter machines
  • Customize actions and applications
  • Single HMI touch screen control for entire system
  • Sanitary design – rated IP65 or higher
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ROBOTIC SANDWICH MAKING APPLICATIONS

Grote’s robotic solutions are flexible to handle a variety of actions and sandwich assembly applications, formats, and SKUs. Whether square sandwich, hoagie, sub, or wrap, our robotic solutions automate:

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Alignment

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Pick & Place in Packaging
(Skilleting)Pick & Place in Packaging (Skilleting)

ROBOTIC SANDWICH ASSEMBLY COMPONENTS

Hygienic Robots

Hygienic Robots

We work with proven industrial robot manufacturers like Stäubli to integrate hygienic, high performing 4 and 6 axis robots to our high care lines. 

Manufacturers and models can be custom configured based on your operation.

END EFFECTORS FOR FOOD PRODUCTION

END EFFECTORS FOR FOOD PRODUCTION

We custom configure end of arm tooling (EOAT) for each robotic application – ensuring accurate and consistent performance. End effectors can be easily removed for sanitation and changed out to accommodate multiple sandwich formats and SKUs.

3D VISION SYSTEM

3D VISION SYSTEM

Giving us the advantage of seeing the entire form and shape of targets, significantly improving robot accuracy.

Grote Sandwich Cutters

Robotic solutions can be standalone or affixed to our cutting machines. We work with you to figure out the infeed and outfeed conveyor interfacing that works with your budget and application.

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Sandwich Cutter AC60

Cut Sandwiches in Halves Cleanly and Quickly with a Custom-Fit Cutter

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Universal Cutter

Cut Sandwiches, Wraps and Subs with One Machine

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Wrap Cutter

Clean Ultrasonic Cuts of Your Sandwich Wraps

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Specs & Features

  • Standard rate up to 60 actions/minute per robot
  • Single or twin lines available
  • Systems include hygienic robot arm, end effector, 3D vision system, and guarding
  • Available as standalone solution or as an option on Grote sandwich and wrap cutters
  • Customized for your application and footprint, and can be integrated into existing lines
  • Sanitary design, all components rated IP65 or higher

Service & Maintenance

Our expert customer and field service teams work hand-in-hand with you to find the solutions you need, quickly and efficiently.

  • Reach a real-life person on our Customer Service team to answer your questions or take a blade or part order.
  • Training programs get your operation up and running fast, and give your operators the know-how to keep it running
  • Our field service offers a variety of options that meet your needs, including phone support, scheduled and emergency technical service available 24/7
  • We offer six month warranties on all new equipment, from the date of complete installation or (30) days after delivery, to give you peace of mind
  • Bi-annual flat-rate service plans allow you to plan your scheduled service costs in advance and provide the flexibility of scheduling as many or as little appointments as you need

Contact our dedicated robotics specialists to determine which robotic solution is right for you.

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