Company: Grote Company
Equipment Snapshot: Grote Company, an industrial food slicing and assembly equipment manufacturer, is now offering its industry-leading sandwich assembly line with robotic solutions. The new solutions further automate high volume, low value manual tasks – increasing throughput and quality for sandwich producers.
Robots, end effectors, and 3D vision systems are designed to the hygienic standards of high-care food production, integrate and interface with existing equipment lines, and are flexible to handle a variety of actions. Equipment is available as standalone machines or affixed to Grote’s Sandwich Cutter line.
“Robotics is obviously a big part in further automating food production, as demand grows with the population and manual labor continues to be limited. What we haven’t seen much of yet is robotics in high-care,” says CEO, Bob Grote. “With over 45 years of food industry experience, we’re confident in bringing robots to the applications we know extensively. To Grote, robots add another option to our automation equipment offering.”
Current applications for Grote robotic solutions include: sandwich lidding and de-lidding, stacking, positioning on the conveyor and placing in packaging. Future applications are planned within sandwich assembly, as well as Grote’s other markets, specifically pizza topping and ready-to-eat.
The new robotic solution will be on display at IBIE and Process Expo this fall. Visit the Grote Company booths to see a running sandwich assembly line, complete with 3D vision and robot sandwich lidder.
IBIE – North Hall, Booth 2767
Process Expo – Booth 1103