Newell Brands

Robotic Packing Case Study

Business Objectives

  • Improve consistency of packaged kits 
  • Increase accuracy of products shipped to customer
  • Improve operating margins by reducing costs
  • Gain productivity in the kit packing process
Newell Brands Case Study

10-Robot System Increases Accuracy and Improves Productivity

Newell Brands is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands.  Previously, at the company's 850,000 square foot facility in Mogadore, Ohio, Rubbermaid product kits were being manually assembled on a box line with 15-20 operators.  With a focus on increasing productivity, improving consistency, and shipping a more accurate product to customers, Newell turned to Bastian Solutions to design and implement a robotic system for kit assembly.  

 

Key Technologies

  • Equipment
    • Product denesting device
    • 10 FANUC LR-Mate 200iD Robots
    • ZiPline conveyor for process & reject lines
    • Robotic end of arm tool changer
    • Hopper for twist and seal lids
    • Case erector
    • Automatic taper 
Tote Infeed

Kit Assembly Line

 

See the results

99.8% of kits correctly assembled robotically  


Increased operating margins through productivity improvements


Approximately 80% of set volume will be processed by the robotic system

More accurate product shipped to customer - robotic automation accurately places the correct number of required products in each kit

Improved ergonomics for the remaining operators on the line

The robotic system can process one of two product lines at a time - one at about 800 parts per hour, and the other at 600 parts per hour

No manual operation required for the part quantity aspect of the system

 

Robotic Gripping Tool

Custom End of Arm Tool

 

Photos of our solution

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