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What are Palletising and de-palletising robots?

Are you familiar with robot palletisers?

These incredible 4-axis industrial robots come equipped with a unique gripping tool designed specifically to move objects, for example, from a conveyor to a pallet.

In fact, depalletiser robots are often used in the opposite process, unloading products from a pallet onto a conveyor.

With the advent of robotic palletisers, you can now enjoy an automated system that can effortlessly stack boxes or other items onto pallets with ease. This not only provides a cost-effective solution, but it also enhances production while minimizing overheads. The manual process of stacking boxes onto pallets can be both time-consuming and expensive. When you consider that packaging and end-of-line processes are typically non-value-added tasks that can add to the costs, it's clear that robotic palletizing provides a much-needed solution.

Robotic palletising offers an on-demand solution for end-of-line automation, enabling better control of costs and an increase in the quality of packaged goods. In addition to the cost-efficiency benefits, manual palletizing can place undue stress on workers, presenting a risk of repetitive strain injury (RSI).

While robotic palletisers have been in existence for quite some time, Collaborative Robots (Cobots) have recently made their way into the palletizing market. Cobots offer a unique automation solution with more size and flexibility than their conventional counterparts. Unlike traditional robot systems, which take a more static approach to automation, Cobots support a more flexible method of manufacturing, seamlessly moving from line to line and product to product.

Moreover, the software developed for Cobots is far more intuitive, providing greater automation accessibility to companies with fewer technical resources. This enables them to program on the fly and leverage the benefits of flexible manufacturing. In short, robotic palletisers and Cobots are revolutionizing the way we stack and move products, making it easier and more cost-effective than ever before.

Technical benefits of a palletiser:

  1. They have a small footprint, which means they take up less space. They are configurable, meaning you can adjust them to suit your specific needs.

  2. They are easy to program, making them user-friendly, efficient and more configurable.

  3. You can easily switch between programs for different products, which saves time and effort.

  4. They can generate their own vacuum, eliminating the need for an external vacuum source.

  5. They can be configured to handle various payloads depending on whether a Cobot or Robot is required.

  6. Stainless steel options may be better suited depending on the industry requirements.

For more information, please contact our sales team.

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