A Dynamic Duo – Quest and Ossid Team Up to Demonstrate Robotic Protein Packaging Automation at IPPE 2023

Exhibiting together in booth C12813, Quest and Ossid collaborative expertise show what the ProMach family of brands can do for your next protein packaging application.

MONROE, Wisconsin, January 11, 2023 - Quest and Ossid, two leading manufacturers within the ProMach family of brands, are teaming up to demonstrate an integrated robotic packaging line in booth C12813 at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), Jan. 24-26, 2023, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.


This integrated packaging line demonstrates a versatile Quest QP100 Robotic primary product handling system feeding into an Ossid thermoformer. Utilizing Fanuc vision and the flexibility of a six-axis robot, this system identifies, orientates, and loads steaks into thermoformed trays. The robot end-of-arm tool utilizes a Soft Robotics' mGrip™ soft gripper designed for delicate and difficult-to-handle products, such as poultry and meats. Soft Robotics mGrip™ enables robots to safely and efficiently pick and pack food products with a pneumatically actuated gripper that is made of IP69K food-grade materials.

"This packaging solution really helps the protein industry cope with their ongoing labor challenges," said Erik Grinnell, Vice President of Automation, Quest. "We take pride in listening to our customer's challenges and taking their input to develop innovative, small footprint, and cost-effective solutions that make them more efficient and keep production lines operational. This demonstration between Quest and Ossid is just one of many examples of our commitment."

Show attendees will notice just how small of a footprint an integrated line of this size can be; it does not take up a lot of space in a facility, and it can be made more compact if necessary. It is also scalable to add additional robots for higher production rates and volumes.

This integrated packaging line for protein applications is a great illustration of ProMach bringing its product brands closer together to better meet the needs of its customers. Projects like this allow customers to have one central point of contact, which serves as a one-stop, full-service provider by connecting ProMach brands together.

Forty-five packaging and automation-focused companies comprise the ProMach family of product brands in categories including Systems & Integration, Filling, Bottling & Capping, Decorative Labeling, Flexibles & Trays, Handling & Sterilization, Labeling & Coding, Robotics & End of Line, and Pharma.

Quest (https://www.questindustrial.com/) is an award-winning, FANUC Authorized system integrator and certified vision specialist, and its systems are capable of direct food contact with U.S. Department of Agriculture compliant and washdown designs. The diverse knowledge base of Quest engineers and programmers encompasses the entire manufacturing process, allowing them to solve virtually any customer application with the appropriate level of robotic automation.

Ossid (https://www.ossid.com/) is the industry's premier brand in manufacturing sustainable, efficient tray packaging, weigh/labeling and form fill seal machinery for numerous industries, including food, healthcare and others.
Plan to visit Quest and Ossid, who are exhibiting together in booth C12813 at IPPE, to learn how this robotic packaging line can work for your next protein line application.

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About Quest

Quest is a manufacturer of industrial automation equipment focusing on robotics and vision-guidance serving food, beverage, dairy, and other industries needing to optimize floor space, expand operations with accuracy and consistency, and improve overall production line flexibility and efficiency. Many of our packaging solutions meet industry-specific requirements with specialized tooling, software, and protective coatings designed for dairy, produce, and other markets. Quest offers application-specific software products on their robotic products, including pick and place, case packing, and palletizing systems, to simplify system setup and streamline configurability. Learn more about Quest at www.Questindustrial.com and more about ProMach at www.ProMachBuilt.com.

About ProMach

ProMach is a family of best-in-class packaging solution brands serving manufacturers of all sizes and geographies in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and household and industrial goods industries. ProMach brands operate across the entire packaging spectrum: filling and capping, flexibles, pharma, product handling, labeling and coding, and end of line. ProMach also provides Performance Services, including integrated solutions, design/build, engineering services, and productivity software to optimize packaging line design and deliver maximum uptime.

ProMach designs, manufactures, integrates, and supports the most sophisticated and advanced packaging solutions in the global marketplace. Its diverse customer base, from Fortune 500 companies to smaller, privately held businesses worldwide, depends on reliable, flexible, technologically advanced equipment and integrated solutions. ProMach is headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Europe, United Arab Emirates, and China. For more information about ProMach, visit www.ProMachBuilt.com.

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