MCRI Develops a Patent Pending Robotic Tape Inspection Station

Robots add flexibility to current hard automation. Using a robot and vision to check the tape tails means the robot firsts spots the box and then finds the tape instead of having the box move into an exact location to be scanned.

Motion Controls Robotics, Inc (MCRI) recently announced the release of their patented pending Robotic Tape Inspection Station. The station consists of a FANUC robot along with vision programming to detect the proper application of tape on a variety of case sizes that run through the conveyor station.


Robots add flexibility to current hard automation. Using a robot and vision to check the tape tails means the robot firsts spots the box and then finds the tape instead of having the box move into an exact location to be scanned.

Benefits of robotic tape inspection:

Flexible to fit any setup and rate
Small footprint robot cell
Easily added to any stretch of current conveyor
Variety of case sizes
Able to inspect cases in random position on the conveyor
Preventative measure for quality control and customer satisfaction
MCRI has been developing systems using FANUC robots for 25 years and has earned a position in the FANUC Presidents' Circle by being a dedicated FANUC Authorized Service Integrator for over 20 years.

MCRI offers a variety of robot options from collaborative to high speed for use in the tape inspection station for end of line packaging. This allows the facility to select a robot that will meet their needs and have a system installed within just 4 weeks.

"The MCRI tape detection system saves companies thousands of dollars in shipping cost and customer issues by detecting improperly sealed cases," comments James Skelding, Director of Sales & Marketing at MCRI.

This type of error proofing system is easily cost justified for Return on Investment by calculating the current cost to your facility of incorrectly sealed or unsealed cases based on:

Production loss
Product damage
Reshipping of damaged product
Employee time involvement
Clean-up
Customer Complaints
Resolving other issues

As proof, MCRI has installed this system for current customers who were having issues with tape failure costing them revenue. These customers now have a solution to make sure they do not cause their end customer any problems upon receipt of their products. The Tape Inspection Station is now available for installation. Contact Motion Controls Robotics at sales@motioncontrolsrobotics.com or visit https://motioncontrolsrobotics.com/robotic-tape-inspection/ for more information.

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