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SmartTipping is a robotic solution for the preparation of micro-batches and takes the management of minor ingredients to end-less flexibility and modularity thanks to the multi-patented robotic technology Smart developed by Sacchi
The SmartTipping robot manages the "n" feeders (tanks equipped with a simple feeding device) installed in the working area in order to prepare the batch described by the recipe
The batch is collected in a small bucket or in a flexible bag, coded by a bar code or RFID tag and sent to the line or poured directly into the mixer/process machine.
The tank feeders can be of different kinds depending on families of product to be processed:
- Screw/Double screw feeders
- Belt feeders
- Gravity feeders
The tank feeders can be fixed or re-movable upon needs (takne to the warehouse and back).
The tank feeders can be re-filled automatuically by a SmartPick robot, able to open a bag and pour the powders into the tank feeder.
SmartBatch software manages all the process.
As an option the system can be interfaced to the MES or the SAP both with standard and custom made softwrae protocols.