Bud-Pak / Accuweigh supplied and commissioned a Fuji-Ace EC-101 robot palletiser and 2 custom pickup conveyors at Consolidated Rutile's QLD Pinkenbah plant.
Two separate valve bagging machines delivery filled bags of mineral sands directly to the the transfer conveyors for the Fuji-Ace robot palletiser to stack onto pallets located on either side of itself.
The robot palletiser is programmed to keep the product lines completely separate as each regularly contains different product. When one pallet is full, that product line stops to allow the pallet to be manually removed by forklift and an empty pallet positioned. Until then, the robot palletiser continues loading the alternate product line.
The robot palletiser easily handles 500 x 42kg bags/hour in a continuous operation.
Further automation is readily available, including automatic pallet dispensers and transport conveyors to move the stacked pallets further away from the robot palletiser for other associated Bud-Pak / Accuweigh equipment like a stretch wrapper.