Cobot - Collaborative Palletizing Robot - Columbia Okura


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 miniPAL® collaborative robot lifting boxes

miniPAL® Cobot

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.

Load Capacity

18 lbs (including end effector)

Maximum Speed

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miniPAL® collaborative robot, cobot, in a manufacturing facility

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® collaborative robot, cobot, in a manufacturing facility

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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The floor plan drawing from above of the miniPAL cobot robotic palletizer

miniPAL® Cobot Footprint

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® Cobot

miniPAL® Cobot Demonstration

miniPAL® Cobot at Pack Expo

Read About our Strategic Alliance with Universal Robots

Learn more about the miniPAL® created in collaboration with Universal Robots

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