New Robotic Tool Allows Delicate, High-Speed Handling


JLS Elastomer Gripper ToolPatented elastomer end-of-arm tool picks and places delicate snacks, cakes and muffins

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JLS Automation is helping food producers handle delicate items, such as chocolate-covered snacks, dessert cakes and muffins, that are soft and can be easily crushed, with a new patented robotic pick and place tool.

With a lightweight design that needs minimal mechanical action to pick and place items, the Elastomer robotic end-of-arm picking tool efficiently picks and places delicate items at high speeds while maintaining product integrity. Applications include loading delicate food products into flow-wrappers, plastic trays and clamshells.

The tool holds patent number 15/728,927, titled “Automated Gripping Tool” and ensures hygienic and food safe conditions. FDA-approved elastomer belts that are metal detectable reinforce JLS’ commitment to providing hygienic robotic solutions that are designed with ease-of-use, cleanability and quality in mind.

The Elastomer robotic picking tool is equipped with quick-change tooling—standard for JLS tools—and minimal wear parts, making it easy to use and maintain.

About JLS
JLS Automation provides custom vision-guided robotic solutions for the food packaging industry. Offering both primary and secondary packaging systems, JLS designs hygienic packaging solutions for harsh sanitary environments. Dedicated to offering simple, user-friendly solutions to complex packaging challenges, JLS has been awarded multiple patents for its robotic tooling and leak detection systems. Learn more at

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  • Melva Brownlee
    Posted at 18:52h, 25 April Reply

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