Cobot - Collaborative Palletizing Robot - Columbia Okura


Our miniPAL® cobot line are collaborative robots or cobots with compact designs to work alongside employees safely

A cobot, or collaborative robot, is a type of industrial robot that can work safely alongside people. Unlike traditional industrial robots, a cobot does not need safety guarding to protect employees from interacting with it, instead they use sensors and an auto stop function to allow people to work next to them safely.

Their flexibility and ability to adapt easily for different products make them extremely useful for production lines and manufacturing. They are also typically smaller and lighter than other robots, therefore they can be moved to different locations more easily than traditional industrial robots.

Introducing the miniPAL+ Featuring the UR20 Cobot

Columbia/Okura is excited to offer the new miniPAL+ as part of an integrated system in 2023. The cobot features the new UR20 collaborative robot, by Universal Robots, with an increased payload capacity, farther reach, and faster palletizing abilities than our current miniPAL®.

The UR20 cobot is the first of Universal Robots' next generation of high-performance industrial cobots, and is designed to take performance to new heights.

To learn more about the miniPAL+ and register your interest in our latest cobot, contact our team.

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UR20 Robot
miniPAL+ Featuring the UR20 by Universal Robots

miniPAL+ Featuring the UR20 by Universal Robots



Load Capacity

27.6 lbs (including end effector)

Lifting Capacity

22.9 lbs


5-8 picks per minute (pattern dependent)


110V single phase outlet

miniPAL® Cobot

The miniPAL® cobot features the UR10e robot from Universal Robots. The compact design includes a more narrow frame and cover than our previous cobot. The miniPAL® features lifting columns for tall loads, dual stacking locations for continuous load building, built-in fork pockets for easy mobility, and area scanners for safety instead of safety mats. With intuitive pattern building software designed to be smooth and flexible in partnership with Rocketfarm AS, the cobot is easy to have up and running quickly.

Palletizing simulator by Rocketfarm

Columbia/Okura partners with Rocketfarm to provide a user friendly software package for usage within our collaborative palletizing robots.

Rocketfarm now provides an online simulation tool, allowing users to add product specifications in 3 easy steps and receive palletizing layouts and suggestions within one hour.


miniPAL® Cobot Benefits

Quick Payback

Average payback is between 8-10 months, depending on application and industry

Flexible Deployment

Our mobile cobot solution is easily moved and re-deployed to new processes

No Guarding Required

Most applications work next to people without perimeter guarding

Easy Operation

No previous programming experience required

Efficient Setup

Takes less than a full day; plugs into 110V AC wall power

miniPAL® Footprint

The miniPAL® cobot's compact design takes minimal floor space and can work alongside employees for most applications with no guarding. It's operating footprint is just 8' x 10' with two pallets. The plug and play, 110 volt, self contained unit is capable of palletizing cases, trays, spot-packs, and other packages onto any pallet up to 48" x 40". It has continuous load building capabilities up to 84" load heights onto two pallet locations.


UR+ Application Kits

The Columbia/Okura miniPAL® is certified for the UR+ Application Kits. These kits streamline deployment for the most popular cobot applications by combining multiple components on the UR+ platform.

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Providing User Friendly Software with Rocketfarm AS

This relationship has allowed Columbia/Okura to provide a user friendly software package, called Pally, for usage with the miniPAL® and future cobots.

Introducing the miniPAL® Cobot

miniPAL® 2.0 Assembly

miniPAL® Cobot Demonstration

Cobots FAQs

For more information on our miniPAL®, please call one of our experienced service professionals or reach us by filling out the response form.