Piab Vakuum six-packs
The gripper gently but firmly holds and lifts the sixpack without any damage to bottles, carton, or label. Source: Piab Vakuum GmbH

Many tasks that seem simple to humans have eluded robots. Grabbing six-packs was one of them, but Piab Vakuum GmbH has developed a system that it claimed can do so without damage.

After discussions with customers in plant engineering and the beverage industry, Piab’s experts learned that a gripper for the simple automatic handling of six-packs with cardboard packaging was needed. The customers said they needed robotic handling of beer and beer-based mixed drinks that must be packaged and palletized.

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