The miniPAL®, a collaborative robot or cobot, is compact and designed 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.
Columbia/Okura introduces the miniPAL® cobot, a collaborative palletizing robot, featuring the UR10e robot. The miniPAL®’s compact design includes a lifting column for tall loads, dual stacking locations for continuous load building, built-in fork pockets for easy mobility, an area scanner for additional safety, and intuitive pattern building software. Sheet placement and product double-picking options are available.
Typically, cobots are easy to program and our miniPAL® is no different utilizing the Pally software by Rocketfarm. This software is designed to be smooth, flexible and quick to install, with three easy steps. It also handles changes in production with ease and requires no downtime.
18 lbs (including end effector)
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Average payback is between 8-10 months, depending on application and industry
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
No previous programming experience required
Takes less than a full day; plugs into 110V AC wall power
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.
The miniPAL® cobots compact design takes minimal facility 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 packaged onto any pallet up to 48" x 40". It has continuous load building capabilities up to 80" load heights onto two pallet locations at speeds of up to 5 CPM in collaborative mode.
Introducing the miniPAL®
miniPAL® at Pack Expo
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