Robotic Palletizing Systems
Reduce injuries, increase accuracy and throughput with robotic palletizer systems
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Robotic palletizing loads objects ranging from cartons to bags onto a pallet. This is typically from a conveyor line, and in a defined pattern, utilizing a broad range of end effectors (or tooling - EOAT "end of arm tooling") to accomplish the task.
Depalletizing is simply the opposite: unloading a pallet in a defined pattern, and onto storage or conveyance equipment.
A robotic system allows you to load and unload without the training curve. These work cells can be integrated with a variety of processes and equipment into highly flexible workcells.
Operations ranging from assembly operations, food processors, distribution centers, or the order fulfillment wing of a manufacturing facility can benefit from robotic palletizer operations due to the inherent increase in accuracy and speed. Factory floors can plug robotic work cells in at critical junctures to keep product flow at a constant level. You can also run your operation longer, and more frequently compared to a manual situation.
The benefits of robotic palletizing systems
- Production and Efficiency. Robotic systems can work multiple shifts and allow you to increase output without increased labor costs. Your costs plummet while you increase throughput
- You can depend on a robotic system: Today's robots are incredibly reliable, in particular when compared to outdated manual systems. They also compare well to conventional palletizers in terms of uptime and system reliability
- Costs are reduced: The issue many operations have with robotic systems is that they are expensive (or thought to be expensive) to implement. The costs of operating manually are higher over time, though. If you think a robotic system is too expensive, we can help you put pencil to paper when comparing robotics to your alternative. Robots can often reduce labor by up to 3 people per shift, allow for more shifts, and reduce product damage
- Safer, more ergonomic operation: Palletizing is back-breaking work. It's typically a matter of when - not if - you will be exposed to worker compensation issues, injuries, or missed production due to these issues
- Operational flexibility: Almost any product can be handled by a variety of end effectors or tooling. You can add new products, change pallet patterns, or change the loads as needed. When things change, robots can be reconfigured to change along with them, and aren't difficult to relocate. With capacity ranges from a typical 220 to 600 pounds for standard units (and higher for more customized robots) you'll be able to configure it to handle most any palletizing function. You can lay out work cells the way you want to with robotic systems, all while saving facility space
Contact us for more information on your robotic palletizing project today.
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