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March 19, 2008

Automation Overkill – ABB IRB 340 Robotic Croissant Picker

at 4:56 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Insane Equipment, What Were They Thinking

 

Is is me or is this ABB IRB 340 Robotic Croissant Picker overkill? I am all for automating tasks but I have seen so many lines that are very simple and do the same task. It would seem obvious to funnel all of the items into a single stream and kick out the rejects as they go by. I have to admit that the machine looks to be operating quite well for such a complex task though. Have a look as a few videos after the jump for some other great examples of this ABB machine in action performing other tasks.