Robotic Palletising

Overview of robotic palletising from single cell to multiple robot palletizer systems

Robotic Palletising

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At Robot Store, we offer top-of-the-line palletising robots that are tailored to fit your needs. Our range includes high-speed systems for large operations and versatile systems for smaller loads. This ensures efficient, secure, and consistent results with minimal product damage and increased safety. Additionally, we offer customizable robotic palletizers available in both single and multiple-robot cells. Moreover, our systems are fully integrated with installation and in-depth training resources that ensure a seamless transition to automated processes. Get in touch with us to learn more about our comprehensive range of palletising robots.

Palletizer Robot Latest Report

In the UK, there is a constant growth in the use of industrial robots, indicating that they are an excellent choice for the manufacturing process. Nowadays, an increasing number of businesses have adopted palletising robots technologies for packing their goods. However, it is noteworthy that these robots perform repetitive tasks efficiently and with precision, making them ideal for manufacturing. As a result, the use of palletising robots provides consistent and faster production, enhancing the loading and unloading process. According to the latest report from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), there are over 3 million industrial robots in use worldwide, representing an increase of 10%. 

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Top 3 Advantages of Robotic Palletising Systems

There are a number of advantages in using an industrial robot for this work. Allow us to examine a few of them:

  • Firstly as mentioned above this is a highly repetitive task which is very tiring for a human worker. Therefore, the human worker building up products onto a pallet will require numerous breaks. However, the robot will be able to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if necessary.

 

  • The industrial robot can lift much higher weights than a human worker. Also, the recommended maximum weight for a human worker is 25Kg. However, this reduces when the movements require the arms to be outstretched. For example, in the case of building up large pallet formations.  Therefore, robot arms can work with payloads up to 1000Kg if necessary. Even though the most common robot types used for palletising tend to be robots with a payload capacity around 180Kg. In this case, it’s usually the required reach that dictates the robot size rather than the payload.

 

  • Industrial robot arms will have a much greater palletising speed than a human can achieve. Therefore, the cycle time between a product being picked up and placed and the robot returning to the pick position will be shorter than a human can achieve.
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We can assist you with robotic palletising equipment

Our automated palletising system has been designed to maximise the efficiency of your production line.  We offer a wide range of palletizing cells that are suitable for cases, bags, cartons, and pallets. Our system can simultaneously palletise one or several lines, and offer various options for picking and placing on pallets such as unit, row, or layer gripping.  Additionally, We have also outsourced the best gripper options, including grippers with claws, clamps or vacuum, to meet your specific needs.

At Robot Store, we are committed to providing the most comprehensive robotic solutions to address every aspect of your packaging needs. Therefore, we integrate the robots and ensure that all palletising equipment seamlessly complements the entire packaging line, to complete the full production cycle, which includes de-palletising, labeling, boxing, and palletising.

All of our automated palletising cells include the latest technology in safety, including stop button, fixed mesh guards, and light guarding to ensure the highest level of safety for your workers.  Moreover, customers are able to visualise what their site design is via simulation of the cell.

Robot Store provides aftersales support over the phone to our customers within UK-wide service locations or any part of the world because we believe in long-term relationship.

Type of robot: PalletiSer

Robotic palletising systems are an efficient way to load and unload pallets. We offer built-in systems tailored to your needs, which can handle one or multiple production lines. Additionally, we supply and integrate the robot and can automate your pallet handling equipment. Check out our example cell and the included robotic simulation.

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Palletisers are robots designed to automate the process of loading and unloading products onto or off pallets. These machines can handle a wide variety of products, including boxes, bags, and containers of all shapes and sizes, and are commonly used in manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution facilities.

Palletisers offer several benefits to businesses that rely on regular palletising tasks. By automating these processes, companies can increase productivity, reduce labor costs, and improve consistency and accuracy of product placement. Additionally, palletisers are often equipped with advanced safety features that minimize the risk of workplace injuries and improve overall worker safety.

If your business regularly relies on palletising tasks, investing in a quality palletiser can offer significant long-term benefits. With various palletiser models available to suit different industries and applications, it’s crucial to do your research beforehand to ensure you select a machine that meets your specific needs and requirements.

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Single Robotic Palletising Cell

We provide custom robotic palletising solutions tailored to your needs. Choose from new or reconditioned models that integrate with your existing system. We're committed to high efficiency and effectiveness and open to exploring new ideas with clients. Contact us for reliable and experienced service that fits your budget.

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Multiple Robotic Palletising Systems

Get a multiple robotic palletising cell to streamline your process, handle multiple pallets, and increase productivity without additional labour costs. We can help you choose the right robots, program them to perform different tasks, and easily configure them to work with your existing equipment. Our supply chain allows us to offer any robotic equipment for a turnkey solution.

Main Elements of Robotic Palletising CELL

When setting up a robot palletizing cell, key components include the robot arm, conveyor system, end-of-arm tooling, control system, and safety components. Additionally, accessories such as sensors and software are necessary. After discussing the advantages of robotic palletizing systems, we will now explain in more detail what is required for a palletizing robot cell.

“We offer fully integrated robotic palletising cells with single or multiple robot palletizer options. We supply ABB, KUKA, and FANUC palletizing solutions in the UK.”

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Top Components for Robot Palletizer Cell

When setting up a palletising robot cell, it is crucial to consider several essential components to ensure smooth and efficient operations. One critical component is the robot arm responsible for picking and placing items on the pallet. Additionally, the gripper or end-of-arm tooling for product handling, and the conveyor system for product transportation, are equally important. Furthermore, the pallet dispenser, which automatically provides the robot with a new pallet when necessary, and the safety fencing to protect operators from the robot’s movements, are vital components to consider.

Finally, a reliable control system is crucial to establishing seamless operations. This system must communicate with all components, including the robot, conveyor, and pallet dispenser. Furthermore, giving careful consideration to all these components will help create a powerful and efficient palletizing robot cell that operates like a well-oiled machine. Let’s take a closer look at each of the components of the palletizing system and robot cell.

To get started with palletising systems, you’ll need the actual robot. The key factors to consider are payload, envelope, and cycle time. Payload refers to the maximum weight the robot can carry, which includes the weight of the product and gripper. Therefore, the robot’s payload should be greater than the combined weight of the product and gripper. It’s important to note that if the center of gravity is far from the center of the mounting flange, it will lower the robot’s payload capacity.

The robot requires a gripper to pick up the product. Therefore, there are different types of grippers available. For our purposes, we will focus on the pneumatic and vacuum grippers.

Vaccum Grippers

A vacuum robotic gripper improves manufacturing productivity with a suction mechanism and eliminates the use of additional clamping tools. It includes sensors, valves, and flexible suction cups for unique gripping needs.

Pneumatic Grippers

A pneumatic gripper opens and closes its fingers to hold a product in place during robot movement. Consider the stack pattern since the gripper may push other palletised products. The gripper will release the product above its position to allow room for opening.

An alternative solution is to use a vacuum system rather than fingers for picking up the product. In this case, the product is held in place by an array of suckers which usually grip the product from its upper surface. Therefore, this system has the advantage that tight stacking patterns can be produced allowing the products to be placed up against products already on the pallet. 

The palletiser needs guarding to prevent people from entering when the robot is working. Typically, the palletising cell has two pallet locations with the robot between them. The robot palletises one side, then moves to the other side while the first pallet is removed and replaced with an empty one.

We suggest that safety control panel be installed to ro control cell.  Therefore, this robot safety panel is electrically connected to the robot controller. This panel will include the safety relays for the two safety circuits for the robot and any ancillary equipment. Basically, one circuit will be for the Estops, these will stop the robot in all modes, the other will be for the cell access and this will stop the robot and spindle whenever the robot is running in Auto mode.

Main robot applications

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