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Collaborative robots provide consistency, efficiency and accuracy in packaging processes. Cobots can pick and pack products from a conveyor and place parts into packages, and into larger containers for shipping. With no breaks, sick time or vacation, cobots run 24/7.


With maximized accuracy and repeatability, cobots eliminate improper or inefficient packaging that lead to bottlenecks in production such as damaged product, repacking and rework, and wasted shipping space.

From packaging individual parts, to packing into larger containers, to palletizing in preparation for shipping, cobots automate the process with consistency and nonstop operation, cobots significantly optimizethe overall cost and fulfillment timeline for a job.

A collaborative packing robot fulfills tasks such as:

  • Pick and place

  • Place items on or take them from conveyor belt 

  • Filling packages or containers

  • Scanning barcodes

  • Palletizing

  • Labeling and kitting

  • Preparing or conducting QC

Some of the most effective uses of cobot packaging occur in the following industries:

  • Food and beverage

  • Consumer goods 

  • Pharmaceutical products

  • Packagers and co-packagers

Collaborative robot packing with OB7 offers ultimate flexibility and versatility in packing - with simple set up, cost-effectiveness, and safety. ​With options to switch out gripper or end of arm tooling, you can easily handle various products that suit your specific application or product.

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Cobots from Productive Robotics offer the most flexible arms with seven axes of movement, whereas most other robots only offer five- or six-axes movement. 

Key benefits of packaging with OB7 cobots:


  • “No programming”: OB7 cobots can be set up by anyone on your staff, since there is no programming or coding knowledge required. Operators simply “teach” OB7 by moving it into position and using a simple, graphical interface to make adjustments.

  • Accuracy and efficiency: Packaging is a repetitive task that requires the same repeated movements, with a high degree of accuracy. These types of tasks are incredibly dull for human workers, which can lead to distraction, errors, more frequent breaks. Cobots are perfectly suited for packaging applications because they provide consistent, accurate, and repeatable movements.

  • Safety improvements: When dealing with larger boxes or containers, there are numerous risks of injury. From repetitive stress injuries to the risk of handling larger, heavy packages, cobots complete these tasks without a problem, easing the wear and tear on your workers.

  • Alleviate personnel to focus on problem solving and other high-value tasks: Packaging automation does not replace the need for human workers. Cobots must be sensibly deployed, set up and configured, and your personnel’s expertise will always be necessary to help ensure that the automation is indeed working optimally. While cobots are useful for carrying out the dull, dirty and dangerous tasks, human workers are the ones who are able to think critically and make the important decisions that determine just how effective automation will be. 


When working with Productive Robotics and OB7, it is simple to begin automating. With easy assembly and setup, be ready to start making an impact from day one.

To discuss your cobot automation needs and goals, and how we can help, contact us today.

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