Apex Motion Control and Unifiller have collaborated to create an autonomous workstation for the production of single-serve desserts like muffins.
By combining Unifiller’s MultiStation Depositor with Apex’s Baker-Bot, the two machines are able to load pans onto a conveyor, deposit batter, then move pans back onto a rack.
The new system works like this: Apex’s Baker-Bot grabs a pan from a sheet pan rack or a stack of trays, then its cobot loads it onto the MultiStation Depositor’s conveyor belt. Unifiller’s MultiStation system then uses auto-conveyor height detection to raise the conveyor belt as needed, so the batter can be accurately deposited into the tray. Once the pan is filled with batter, the Baker-Bot then grabs that tray, and depending on your setup, it either places it back into the sheet pan rack where it came from, or it places the pan onto a separate rack.
To get a closer look at how the new solution works, watch this video.