Celebrating 1000 Palletizing Systems
Vancouver, WA-July 2022, Columbia/Okura LLC marked the milestone of shipping our 1,000th robotic palletizer. We’ve designed and commissioned many successful palletizing systems, handling a massive range of products across dozens of industries worldwide. From bag palletizing systems in abusive and harsh environments to high-speed, multi-robot, multi-picking case applications, Columbia/Okura has handled almost any type of product packaging in virtually any application.
To celebrate the occasion and thank employees for their hard work, Columbia/Okura supplied lunch from Smokin’ Oak, a local barbeque restaurant in Vancouver, WA. Over the past 26 years, our team has gathered for every one-hundred robot sold milestone, celebrating with lunch and a team photo with the robot. However, due to COVID-19, in-person celebrations have been canceled for the last milestones–900th systems sold–making this in-person celebration of 1,000 robots even better.
The 1,000th system will be sent to our customer in North Carolina, Cherry Farms Seed Co., with a unique crest on the arm to denote it is our 1,000th robot. The system includes the Ai1800 robot, sheet presenter, pallet dispenser, bag end-effector, bag infeed, station conveyor, and a gravity pickup conveyor. Our customer will also receive a framed copy of our staff photo with the system to commemorate the occasion.
Columbia/Okura LLC designs, builds, integrates, and commissions end of line robotic palletizing solutions for most major industries. For over 25 years, Columbia/Okura has been a leading provider of robotic palletizing systems by delivering custom engineered solutions meeting demanding customer requirements. Serving clients in agriculture, animal feed, seed, pet food, chemical, mineral, milling, food, building materials, and medical industries, Columbia/Okura provides a robotic palletizing solution to meet the needs of any application. Headquartered in Vancouver, Washington Columbia/Okura is a joint venture of material handling leaders, Columbia Machine, Inc. and Okura Yusoki Co., Ltd. For more information, visit www.columbiaokura.com.