The process of placing boxes or products onto a pallet, while it may sound pretty simple, can be incredibly time consuming and a costly process in terms of worker compensation, not to mention the amount of physical stress it can cause to workers. Nowadays, automated palletizing systems are much quicker and more efficient than they were when they were first invented, so much so that there are a number of different systems to choose from based on your application and requirements.
Specific types of automated palletizing systems were invented to coincide with certain applications, speeding up their process and adding more value to the overall process.
One type of design is the in-line palletizer which was invented to achieve the higher speeds that were coveted in the 1970s; this specific type of automated palletizing system is in constant motion and sorts the products before stacking them onto the pallet.
These palletizers are a step up from the row-forming palletizers that were popular in the 1950s, where their loads would be sorted into rows before being layered onto a pallet. Which brings us to the current state of palletizers, robotic palletizing systems.
These palletizers are able to take a product directly from the conveyor line and place them into an exact position onto a pallet. These robotic arms enable the system to pull products from varied elevations and place them in the most efficient manner onto a pallet, increasing the load stability of the pallet and adding value to the overall process by doing so quickly.
No matter what your application may be, you can be sure to find an automated palletizing system that is best for your application. The best way to do this is to reach out to experienced automated palletizing system manufacturers, explain your application and what you are looking for and they will be able to provide you with the best possible solution for your unique application.