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Robotic vs. Conventional Palletizers

Which palletizer type suits your operation?

This table illustrates the relative strengths and weaknesses of palletizer types. In specific applications, these ratings may shift.

Factor Robotic
Palletizers
Conventional Palletizers
Throughput
High Speed > 30 cpm - - + + +
Mid Speed 15 - 30 cpm - + +
Low Speed < 15 cpm + + +
Complexity of Patterns 
Non Interlocked + + + + + +
Interlocked & Cross Tied + + + +
Complex Interlocked & Cross Tied + + + + +
(vary by layer)    
Tightness of Pattern 
Non Interlocked + + + + +
Interlocked + + + +
Hold Pattern Gaps + + + + +
Reliability of Equipment
Basic Robot + + + N/A
End Effector - - N/A
Conventional Palletizer N/A + +
Maintainability 
Mechanically + + +
Electrically + + +
Flexibility
Small Load Size Variations + + + +
Large Load Size Variations - + +
Rainbow Pallet + + + -
Major Redeployment + + + +
Speed Enhancements - +
Future Functions - +
Asset Life + + + + +