The variety and flexibility of our end effectors are key contributors to the versatility of our palletizing solutions.
End Effectors are also commonly called End of Arm Tools. The end effector is the portion of the system that attaches directly to the robot and interacts with the product or work piece.
Unlike the robot, where any one robot model can be used for different applications such as palletizing, welding, assembly, or any number of other tasks, the end effector is very application specific. End effectors designed for palletizing could not be used for any other application and are as varied as the products they palletize. The success of any palletizing system is heavily dependent of the end effector design.
The end effector is often the portion of a system that requires a highest level of skill to design well. This is where our years of experience specializing in palletizing systems benefits our customers.
Types of Robotic End Effectors
BAG-STYLE End Effector
Handles a variety of bags including open-mouth, valve, and FFS bags. With the application of optional servo controls, this tool is perfect when operating multiple product lines with different product sizes.
CLAMP-STYLE End Effector
This mechanical clamp-style tool works well on cases in a wide range of palletizing applications. Picking single cases, multiple cases, or rows of products is possible with this tool.
FORK-STYLE End Effector
This tool is used for handling unique packages with gentle handling requirements.
CASE/BAG-STYLE End Effector
This tool allows a single robot to palletize two production lines with different packaging requirements, allowing both bags and cases to be palletized sequentially without changing tools.
VACUUM-STYLE End Effector
This end effector is ideal for loads that require a softer touch or where fragile loads cannot be clamped.
SHEET PLACEMENT End Effector
This add-on tool handles slip, tie and cap sheets. When you need a sheet to hold your load in position, this tool is essential. A valuable addition to your robotic palletizing system.
PALLET PLACEMENT End Effector
Place pallets of any size right where you want them. Neat, efficient and easy, this end effector add-on works with precise consistency to put pallets exactly in place, every time.
CUSTOM End Effector
All of our end effectors are designed, assembled and tested in our factory. This capability provides tremendous flexibility to make sure the right end effector is applied to the needs of the palletizing system.
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If you are looking for a versatile robot that can easily adjust to handle your product needs, we have the solution for you. Columbia/Okura has designed our wide range of standard end effectors to manage virtually any product: cases, bags, trays, totes, bales, bundles, crates, pails, pallets or sheets.
In the event your packaging is unique, we will design an end effector specifically tailored to your product packaging needs. Service parts are available to provide immediate support on each of these standard designs, direct from our warehouse.