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Boarding now! Airport design for palletising project...

Supplier: Robotic Automation
14 November, 2013

This revolutionary palletiser design has now been realised for one of our leading food-packaging clients in Australia.

Like an airport, the planes (or pallets) are positioned around the gates (or robot) to pick-up the payload from a central in-feed.

RA's design for this solution allows products from seven different lines to converge upon one high-performance palletising robot which, informed by a vision system, takes each type of box to any one of seven pallets and stacks them in their individual palletising patterns.

When any pallet is full, the robot changes over its vacuum gripper for a set of forks via an automatic tool-changing station and becomes a robo-fork-lift, lifting the full pallet and transferring it to an infeed conveyor for the next stretch-wrapping process. The robot then grabs an empty pallet from a magazine, replaces it into the vacated pallet position and continues palletising. That's one hard-working robot

The solution features the mighty Motoman MPL800 'Master Palletising' robot which has a payload of 800kg and a huge reach of 3,159mm!