Medical and retail package designing firm Sonoco Alloyd will incorporate Rethink Robotics’ Baxter and Sawyer robots into its sealing machines line to provide complete automation to its customers.

The sealing machines integrated with Rethink’s robots will provide Sonoco Alloyd’s manufacturing customers with a flexible, adaptable and low-cost solution.

Sonoco Alloyd vice-president/general manager Jeff Christensen said: "At Sonoco Alloyd, we believe that leveraging the industry’s most advanced collaborative robot technologies, along with our own world-class sealing systems, can provide a unique and complete solution for customers that will deliver real results in a short timeframe."

"This alliance allows Sonoco Alloyd to offer additional value to the reliable automation it’s already providing to customers."

Rethink Robotics president and CEO Scott Eckert said: "Sonoco Alloyd understands that collaborative robots are a big part of the future of manufacturing, this alliance allows Sonoco Alloyd to offer additional value to the reliable automation it’s already providing to customers.

"The combination of these two great product lines is a huge competitive advantage for manufacturers everywhere."

Rethink Robotics claims that Baxter and Sawyer robots are capable of addressing most of the estimated 90% of manufacturing tasks that cannot be feasibly automated with traditional solutions.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

Both the robots, powered by Intera software system, offer face-screen, embedded sensors and train-by-demonstration user interface.

Designed for mid-size and small manufacturers, Baxter is ready to be used on the factory floor unlike traditional robots that require manufacturers to make additional capital investments and develop custom software while Sawyer is a single-arm robot designed to execute machine tending, circuit board testing and other precise tasks that cannot be automated with traditional industrial robots.

Image: Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer. Photo: courtesy of PRNewswire / Rethink Robotics.