Gripper for boxes


For Optipack Sachsen GmbH, a subsidiary of Müllermilch, cup production needed to be automated. Optipack produces up to 5,400 cups per minute on three thermoforming machines. That amounts to 1.9 billion cups per year. The customer was looking for a gripper that can store boxes filled with several thousand cups in a high-bay warehouse.


The overall solution consists of 16 robot grippers. Robots take the cups from the thermoforming machines and package these "white cups" in boxes. Before being imprinted, these are unpacked, then repackaged. The gripper can insert the boxes into the shelf using driven rollers as well as handle an intermediate layer using an integrated suction unit.

Highlights and technical data
  • IP40
  • Pneumatic
  • Drive AC servo motor
  • External gripping
Technical Data
Drive typePNEUELE
Gripping conceptKRAFT
IP classIP40
System weight154 [kg]
Max. workpiece weight40 [kg]
Max. workpiece temperature80 [°C]


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