Find out how ATS reduced labour costs by 75% and waste rates by 65% at this biscuit manufacturer.


  • Pick and place operations- Labour intensive activity in a competitive marketplace
  • Historical waste rates > 30%
  • Stressful & repetitive process associated with high rates of sickness
  • Obsolete & legacy automation kit

Project Scope

  • Full survey of existing operations and proposed solution
  • Integration of 16 delta robots
  • 120 combinations of biscuit & skillet
  • Very high-speed operation vs. product integrity (1,450 picks per minute)
Project scope

Solution Approach

  • Integrate 16 Delta Robots for high speed pick and place operations in production line
  • Kinematic transforms & advanced algorithms (for track and place)
  • Individual cell design with integrated Safe Torque Off (STO) safety (in house safety engineers)
  • Integrated vision control system
Solution Approach

The Results

  • 75% labour cost reduction
  • More than 65% improvement in waste rate due to vision control system
  • Achieved the targeted pick rates of 1,450 picks per minute

Systems, Tools & Services Expertise

  • Rockwell ControlLogix PLCs
  • 54 Servo Motors & Amplifiers
  • FactoryTalk

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