swandives writes: Smart robotic technology has helped Nestlé overcome the occupational health and safety issues of manually handing about four million cases of products in its consumer food and beverage, food service and pet food businesses. The robotic layer picking system at Nestlé½Â(TM)s Arndell Park national distribution centre in Sydney’s western suburbs was integrated by Dematic andomprises a four-axis robotic layer that is equipped with dual bellows and a vacuum-gripping head capable of handling packaging types such as cartons, bags and bottled beverages.
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