Robot palletizer with grippers for packs, serves two lines simultaneously
Robots can be used with success also for palletizing packs and bundles. Their speed and flexibility makes them a commonly used tool for palletizing products in many industries such as food, beverage pharmaceutical end petrochemical.
The robot palletizers are generally divided in two main subcategories:
- The full layers palletizers that transfer a full layer of items to the pallet. The layer collation is created out of the pallet
- The single or multi-item palletizers, that trasfer only parts of the layer on each cycle. The layer collation is created on the pallet
The robots used in these two categories mainly differ in their payload. The first is usually higher than 450 kg, the latter is normally around 180 kg.
The wrist of the robot is always facing downwards during the palletization phases and therefore robots with four degrees of freedom (or 4 axis robots) are used.
The robots are always equipped with special grippers that are normally customized for the type of items to be transferred. The grippers can also include vacuum cups for interlayer handling and also hooks for empty pallet handling.
We have a great experience in robot palletizing and has helped several companies achieve the best palletizing solution for their specific need. The robot brands that we commonly use are:
- Kuka robots
- ABB robots
- Fanuc robots