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The process of loading products onto a pallet using an industrial robot is called robotic palletizing, and industrial robots used specifically for this purpose are known as robotic palletizers. Depending on the pallet layout, a robotic palletizer can work with one or more units at once and can build many layers on the pallet after selecting the products of the conveyor.Read More…

Robotic Palletizers Robotic palletizers are materials handling machines used to load and unload pallets used in storage and shipping applications. Pallets are among the most widely used shipping and storage platforms. They exist in many forms and can bear the weight of hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of pounds of materials.
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Grand Rapids, MI  |  616-942-6504

Moller North America is committed to customer satisfaction. Our line of products ranges from bagging, conveying, palletizing, to stretch-hooding, stretchwrapping and shrinkwrapping a variety of products. Contact us today to for all of your packing, palletizing, and protection needs.

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Mollers North America Inc $$$

Holland, MI  |  830-800-7630

At JR Automation, our palletizing solutions will increase efficiency and reliability throughout your e-commerce and manufacturing processes. Our palletizers can work simultaneously with consistency and flexibility, and help our customers achieve excellent results. JR Automation is continuously growing and innovating to meet the demands of customers across various industries.

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JR Automation $$$

Orion, MI  |  248-409-2000

AMT specializes in robotic integrated end of line packaging systems and machines. We excel at the design and manufacture of turnkey case packing and palletizing systems. Our engineering team is ready to work with your automation team or AS your automation team. We recognize and appreciate the trust you put in us as your integrator and proudly stake our reputation on every system we build.

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Applied Manufacturing Technologies $$$

Indianapolis, IN  |  317-787-9421

It is our goal at American-Newlong to create innovated bag packing and palletizing solutions. Our systems are ideal for industries including seed, feed, salt, minerals, aggregate products, pet food, chemicals and more.

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American-Newlong, Inc. $$$

Dakota City, IA  |  515-332-4045

Chantland-MHS material handling equipment improves customers’ efficiency, productivity & competitive position worldwide. Put experience since 1943 to work for you; choose from a line of bag fillers, conveyors, palletizers & complete systems.

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Chantland MHS $$$

Portland, OR  |  503-353-7388

TopTier is the leader in innovation and value -- providing palletizing solutions with speed, flexibility, and dependability for 24/7 operations. Founded in 2003, TopTier installs floor and upper level infeed single automatic palletizers or systems integrated with existing conveyor and other material handling equipment. Both row-forming and robotic technologies from TopTier make palletizing reliable, easy, safe, and energy efficient. Contact us today for more information!

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TopTier Palletizers $$$

Alexandria, MN  |  800-535-2730

The Brenton full line of palletizing solutions uses rugged designs which help maximize the reliability and value of your machinery. By offering both conventional and robotic palletizing products, the Brenton line of palletizers meet virtually every automated palletizing challenge and bring customers an expanded selection of capabilities, flexibility, throughput, and investment.

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Brenton, LLC $$$

Erie, PA  |  814-835-6000

Our powerful magnetic palletizer and depalletizer can lift and position layers of steel cans at one time from a multi-layer stack, and can do it quickly without tumbling, jamming or can damage. Our palletizer/depalletizer magnets can be built in various sizes to fit the can stack configurations of your workplace. Choose Eriez for solutions to your palletizing needs.

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Eriez $$$
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Many robots can be used for palletizing. Since the pallets are made with different designs, specialized palletizing robots are used to move heavy, oversized items quickly. When the robotic palletizer is programmed well, it can work with pallets of items of various sizes and forms, separating or mixing them according to the nature of the work at hand.

The other advantage of using a robot in palletizing is that a robot is simple to train for completely new product lines, unlike traditional palletizing robots that would take months of mechanical design. In addition, the robotic palletizing system has high efficiency, accuracy, and reliability. At the same time, using robotics palletizers reduces the rising labor costs and industrial accidents, providing a safe working environment and maintaining working operations. The robot can pick and position different SKUs on various pallets using information sent by vision systems.

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How Robotic Palletizers Work

The key element of a robotic palletizer is a robot that can function independently while receiving commands from a programmable logic controller. The computer program determines the distance from the robot's center to the reach of the furthest extension of the arm. When palletizing products from a low to a high elevation, it is vital to consider that this frequently has a spherical shape.

The criteria for the robot's operation now include the palletizer's payload, which considers the weight of the end-of-arm tool and the goods it is handling. This overall payload will be reduced if the end-of-arm tool or product has any offsets. Consideration should also be given to speed. A simulation is frequently needed to verify the necessary speeds.

In most palletizing applications, products are placed so that they are parallel to the floor, so a 4-axis robot is typically employed. However, robots with five or six axes can be used when products need to be rotated or slanted.

Another crucial component is the gripper (end-of-arm tool), which is constantly altered to handle objects and give the robot a ton of adaptability. Depending on the pallet layout, a robotic palletizer can handle one or more units simultaneously and generates various levels after picking the products off a conveyor. A robotic palletizer begins by identifying the type of load that needs to be palletized, picking it up, and placing it on a pallet alongside other loads of the same type.

Many palletizers are present today on the market, depending on the product. Various robotic palletizers employ various end-of-arm equipment, such as a vacuum, clamp, and fork. The brain of any robot system is the end-of-arm tool.

vacuum or suction cups

Clamp arms hold onto the sides of the products; they have the ability to carry more than one product with the same orientation.

clamp

Types of Robots Used In Palletizing

  1. Palletizing Robots – These are substantial robots with a long reach and a large payload capacity. Axis connection is a common design choice that enables the robot's elbow actuators to be locked into its base, enhancing speed and payload capacity.
  2. Six-axis Industrial Robots – These are useful for many activities around the workspace, including palletizing, thanks to their versatility.
  3. Delta Robots – Delta robots can be used for intricate palletizing activities and are often used for high-speed pick and place operations.
  4. Collaborative Robots – Most suitable for slow-moving, low-payload assignments.

Applications of Robotic Palletizers

  • Reduces labor and inefficiency-related costs
  • Reduces noise, lifts heavy burdens, and reduces repetitive movement to enhance safety
  • Responds to changes in the production line, whereas conventional palletizers must be notified
  • Flexible enough to handle a variety of sizes, shapes, and weights for one or more lines
  • Low maintenance requirements
  • Saves time when loading or unloading products
  • Accurate—no room for shipping the wrong products

Disadvantages of Robotic Palletizers

  • Requires a lot of maintenance since there are many moving parts
  • Malfunctions can lead to product damage

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