Case Studies


High Speed Cutting with Fanuc Delta Robots

Posted in Food and Beverage, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, PLC Programming


DMC worked with an established bread company to commission three Fanuc delta robots for automated bread scoring.


DMC's client had three Fanuc delta robots installed and wired, but the robots needed to be programmed and integrated into their existing automated bread-making system. The robots were programmed using a modified version of "Pick and Place" from PickTool to score dough using ultrasonic knives as end effectors. The robots were integrated into the Beckhoff PLC system and could be controlled via the HMI running Iconics Genesis 32 software.

Customer Benefits

  • Application specific training sourced by DMC directly from Fanuc
  • Greater machine utilization
  • Improved production capabilities
  • Local implementation and troubleshooting support
  • Lower operating costs
  • Reduced product variability


  • Beckhoff PLC and Iconics HMI integration for system control
  • Encoders
  • Fanuc Delta Robots
  • Fanuc PickTool
  • Fanuc R30-IB controllers
  • Fanuc vision trained system for adaptable cut patterns
  • Modbus TCP integration for system communication between Robot and PLC
  • MATLAB/Octave for cut pattern development
  • Scripts support for additional cut patterns