Seeking for Robotic Bags & Cartons Unscrambler

  • Stefano from Fater SpA
  • From Italy
  • Very responsive
  • Project Size Range : 250,000 - 1,000,000 €
  • Deadline completed
    The submission process for new proposals is closed. Proposals submitted before the deadline will follow the standard evaluation process.

Desired outcome

The request is to build a robotic machine that receives as an input a bunch of bags or cartons grouped randomly in position and orientation on a basement/conveyor, herein called buffer, and the requested output is a line of bags/cartons placed on a moving belt with a fixed orientation and position (e.g. 2x2, 1x3 etc.).

Fater SpA

Details of the Innovation Need

The machine can handle different types of bags/cartons but not at the same time. For any recipe the bags/cartons are all the same with specific dimensions and a weight of approximately 100g.

The system must be capable to recognize the tri-dimensional orientations of the inputs through a vision system according to their 6-faced artworks.

The re-grouping in the output is made accordingly to a table of references, which defines a list of specification for each desired bag/carton. It is given as a hard constraint that the orientations of the bags are pre-defined in all three axes and the positions are given as desired on the above-mentioned table of references.


  • The maximum speed of the system must be: 144 bags processed/min.
  • The full machine including buffer, robotic unscrambler and output belt must have a footprint lower than 7x3 meters.

Related Keywords

  • Automation, Robotics Control Systems
  • Industrial manufacturing, Material and Transport Technologies
  • Industrial Manufacture
  • Process control and logistics
  • Packaging / Handling
  • Plastic bags
  • Materials Handling Technology (solids, fluids, gases)
  • Industrial Technologies
  • Process Plant Engineering
  • Food Packaging / Handling
  • Digitalization
  • Robotics
  • Industrial Equipment and Machinery
  • Mail and package shipment
  • Packing products and systems

About Fater SpA

Fater is an Italian company founded in 1958 by Francesco Angelini, since 1992 joint venture between Procter & Gamble and Angelini Group. It manufactures and distributes the brand products ACE Neoblanc and Comet in 39 countries in the Western European and Central Eastern Europe Middle East and Africa markets; in Italy it has been expanding the market of personal hygiene products since the late '60 and it now produces and sells brand products such as Pampers, LINES, LINES Specialist and Tampax. Fater is a dynamic company that invests in Research & Development around 4% of its annual turnover (837 million Euros) and counts globally 1,600 employees. Consumer and market knowledge shared competences and search for efficiency are the drivers of growth in the long run. The headquarters is in Pescara; the Italian manufacturing facilities are located in Pescara and Campochiaro (CB); other plants abroad include facilities in Portugal (Porto) and Turkey (Gebze). Fater has several affiliates in Moscow, Bucharest, Istanbul and Mohammedia.

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