There is a perception of complexity of robots and the technologies that control them. Historically, robotic packaging systems included two separate control systems- 1 for the robot; 1 for the machine control functions. The feeling has been that you have to be a robot programmer to run a robotics-based packaging system. Machines are now simpler, smarter and require much less operator interaction and offer a smaller electrical footprint, less hardware, shorter change times, less spare parts.
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