Palletizing Robots For Efficient Operations

Posted by joseph george on December 11th, 2020

Manufacturing companies have to focus on more than just manufacturing process and the final product. Once the product has been manufactured and ready for shipment, it has to be palletized. It makes the distribution convenient. Workers manually handle the final products and stack them before shipment. Thus, it becomes a labor intensive process.
Automation In Palletizing
Thankfully, technology has made lives simpler for manufacturers and workers alike. Automation in palletizing allows stacking of final products without the use human labor. Manufacturers even rely on hard automation to stack heavy large bags full of cement or grain with a series of sliding horizontal doors. These are simple systems and use PLC to run the machine.
Other manufacturing units use robots or palletizing robots for the process. A robot has the ability to handle changes introduced into the system based on the information fed into it through complex programming. They can efficiently stack different types of products through grippers and handle different configurations of products in a better way.
Important features of palletizing robots:
  • Ensure completely automatic palletizing
  • Easy touch screen operator interface
  • Application specific or custom grippers
  • Capable of handling different product shapes, servicing multiple in-feed lines, can manage different weights and sizes
  • Graphical user interface allows easy troubleshooting
  • Easy to operate and/or change operational parameters
  • Side clamp
  • Fork style
  • Vacuum tooling
  • Layer handling
  • Hybrid tooling
Modifications In Palletizing Robots
As companies have moved into eco-friendly and sustainable packaging, robotic palletizing systems have become highly complex to meet the changing needs. Palletizing robots are not only meant for handling corrugated cartons, but they have to lift thin-walled pressboard as well as loose products in trays, shrink-wrapped product bundles, etc. They have different types of end-of-arm tooling to ensure efficient handling of a wide range of packaging types.
Different types of arm tooling include:
Different arm toolings are meant for easy picking or lifting of products of varying sizes, shapes and weight. Based on the kind of packaging, companies have to choose the most suited palletizing robot arm tooling.
Palletizing Applications In Industries
Palletizing robotic systems are being used for a wide range of applications in a number of industries. Offering high operational flexibility, these robotic systems can build various pallet loads simultaneously, handle different shapes, sizes, and weight, saving time and money. They can even be reprogrammed further to meet new load requirements.

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