“Packaging can be a theater, it can create a story.”  ̶  STEVE JOBS

According to an Allied Market Research report, the global market for packaging robots is set to reach $4,649 million by 2023. Clearly, packaging is an important aspect of the manufacturing industry. Apart from protecting the product, packaging also improves the marketing of the product itself and its company.

Automated packaging installationsAutomated packaging installations not only provide quick ROI when deployed, but they also bring speed, accuracy and productivity to the production line. Let’s get into what packaging robots really are.

As the name suggests, packaging robots are used to palletize, carton and case products. Packaging can also include various other aspects like labelling, sealing or filling.

These robots mimic human hand movements to pack products. This allows them to pick, move, seal, label and pack. Different end of arm toolings can be added to the robot to best fit the product requirement. Articulated and delta robots are commonly used for packaging due to their degree of motion.


Automated packaging installations give industries a huge boost in their productivity by reducing the time spent on this task. In the long run, this makes them far more cost-effective than manual labor.

Packaging robots are also quick between tooling changeovers. Their accuracy avoids damages caused by accidental drops or scratches. Using packaging robots can even prevent contamination in industries where it can be an issue like medical or food & beverage.

With the 6 axis robots, their movements, similar to the human arm, bring agility and allow for more complex manipulations. Packaging robots can also have a small footprint because of their capacity to be mounted in numerous ways. This helps save factory floor space.

Packaging robots require minimal maintenance and are capable of working in harsh conditions like fumes, dust and high temperatures. Unlike humans, they can operate 24/7. This increases the company’s production capacity without sacrificing the production efficiency and the quality of the product.

What to look for when choosing a packaging robot


The packaging robot must match the speed of the production line. It helps speed up the whole production line and reduces the floor-to-market time of the product.


The packaging robot should be compatible and flexible with a variety of product picking and placing. They could also be flexible to do other tasks such as labelling, palletizing, sorting, binning and more, if needed. Therefore, quick changeovers are a key point. Robots with a higher degree of freedom allow quick changeovers. There are automated tool changers available on the market which can reduce downtime.

Number of Axes.

Speaking of degrees of freedom, the number of axes is another key point manufacturers need to consider when investing in packaging robots. The more axes the robot has, the more flexible its actions will be. This minimizes downtimes and increases the productivity of the plant.


This point tends to be overlooked, but the budget will help determine which compromise needs to be done to achieve the best ROI. To get the most out of a packaging robot, at DIY Robotics, we have a whole product line of affordable robotic cells. Contact one of our experts to find the perfect fit for your project.

Thanks to all the benefits mentioned above, like speed, accuracy, agility, and productivity, packaging robots are a great solution to boost profits. At DIY Robotics, we have succeeded in implementing all of the above-mentioned factors in our robotic cells. They are compact, customizable, mobile, and don’t require any specialist to program them. The cells are pre-fabricated solutions that enable manufacturers to simply plug and play them on their existing floor plan without any major changes in the blueprints. The integration of DIY Robotics modular cells on your floor will give you an edge over others on the market.