Industrial palletizing robots are mechanized robotic systems that automatically load goods onto pallets for shipping.
Like all industrial robots, Columbia/Okura robots are programmable, automating tasks that are often repetitive or harmful to workers. They have the ability to lift and move heavy loads quickly while keeping products safe and stacking them to be shipped or even neatly to be sold in stores.
High Value Robotic Palletizer
The Ai700 robotic palletizer offers maximum dependability in a minimal space. Completely automate your product palletizing requirements. Lift the burden from your valuable employees. Eliminate the repetitive motion and back injuries that come with manual palletizing.
353lb/160kg (including end effector)
9 cases/11 bags per minute (system dependent)
± 1 mm
High Performance Robotic Palletizer
Choose our Ai1800 high-speed robotic palletizer when you need a palletizing and depalletizing solution. This tough industrial robot completes 1800 cycles per hour, with a payload capacity up to 353 pounds and a range of 360 degrees. Its simple design promises a low-maintenance solution: increased up-time and high reliability. It leads the pack, showing off speed and flexibility to meet your end-of-line requirements.
353 lb/160 kg (including end effector)
20 cases/28 bags per minute (system dependent)
± 1 mm
High Capacity Robotic Palletizer
Our W model is the highest capacity robotic palletizer that we offer. If you need a high capacity palletizing or depalletizing solution, look no further. These tough industrial robots fit into the same operating envelop as our standard models but have a payload capacity of over 770 pounds. The W-line machines lift heavy loads with speed and flexibility to easily meet your end-of-line requirements.
771 lbs/350kg (including end effector)
Call us with your requirements
± 1 mm
Industrial Robotic Palletizer FAQs
A robotic palletizer is an automated tool used in factories that employ a robotic arm to pick, orient, and place individual products, arranging them into layers which build into a full pallet load for shipping or storage purposes. They are the next generation of palletizers, and they supersede conventional palletizers in the flexibility of system layouts.
Gantry (or Cartesian) robots are used for slower applications and often have a larger footprint. SCARA style robots are often used in faster production facilities and handle larger product. Articulated robots are the most common for palletizing applications, utilizing a robotic arm that can handle heavy product, palletize up to four lines at once, and can pick up to 25 cases per minute.
There are many advantages of robotic palletizers including cheaper investment costs, the ability to serve multiple lines, versatile operation, and compact footprints. With more flexibility than conventional solutions, the main benefit to robotic palletizing is the modular system design that gives them flexibility.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a robotic palletizer. The 5 key factors to consider are: production rate, product quality, product type, pallet quality, and robotic integrator.
For most companies increasing the speed of product output is the ultimate goal, however, with recent struggles of labor shortages, businesses are looking for reliable solutions to assist in increasing productivity.
Robotic palletizers can run all day with reliable load quality, allowing not only for the increased throughput, but also assists in standardizing and quality control of the produced load. Also, robotic palletizers integrate into existing production lines much easier than larger conventional options.
Keeping the system in good condition by providing regular maintenance, cleaning, service, and repairs is important for ensuring a robotic palletizer have a long life. It is also important to ensure proper training for everyone who is operating the system. Poor installation or initial set up can also have adverse effects.
Our robots follow current Robotic Industries Association (RIA) standards at the time of shipment. All systems are guarded with a trapped key system, e-stops, and light curtains. Final Safety practices for each system are up to the end user’s policies and practices.
Regular preventive maintenance, service, and cleaning of the robot will keep it in good working order and will keep the system running at quoted speeds for the life of the robot. The performance of the robot typically will not diminish throughout its life, as long as parts stay in good working order. Other factors to consider are system layout and upstream equipment being well optimized for end of line palletizing.
Columbia/Okura LLC designs integrates, and commissions end-of-line robotic palletizing solutions for most major industries. For over 25 years, Columbia/Okura LLC has been a leading provider of robotic palletizing systems by delivering custom-engineered solutions to meet demanding customer requirements. This ranges from end effector design to handle your specific application, to a completely modular design allowing the system to work with upstream and downstream equipment.
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