Consider the Robots: Robotic Palletizing

Robotic Palletizing is new but the history of collaborations and solutions isn’t. Hamer-Fischbein has been an innovator in the bagging industry for over a century. Its only business is bagging equipment. Yaskawa is a global manufacturer of voltage-variable frequency drives, servo motors, machine controllers and industrial robots. Together the companies have worked together expertly to offer bag palletizing robots that have no equal in the industry.

Robotic Palletizing

Robotic Palletizing

“We have a great deal of interest,” observed Paul Olson, national accounts manager at Hamer-Fischbein, noting the impact robots have made in the manufacturing industry. “With the economy being as strong as it is, customers are having a difficult time hiring people to manually palletize products. It is also very difficult work and it is hard to find people that can physically handle this type of repetitive motion.”

Robots, of course, can handle all the repetitive motion needed hour after hour without missing a beat. Their movements on multiple axes give them all the capabilities necessary to stack quickly and precisely in any pattern they are programmed for.

“The one thing people don’t realize before they install a robotic palletizer is the increase in productivity,” Olson continued. “Robots can run at the same speed all the time, so this increases production over an entire shift.”

All in all, you get an impressive productivity boost from this automated palletizing system. To maximize its effect, you can add a pallet dispenser, slip sheet dispenser and automatic full pallet transfer conveyor. An empty pallet with or without slip sheets is then fed to the stacking area. Next, bags are picked and stacked on the pallet. When complete, the pallet is transferred to in-line stretch wrapping or stretch hooding equipment. It’s soon loaded and on its way to the buyer.

The advantages that can keep you competitive in your industry just go on and on. Without a doubt, robots are here to stay. Chances are, you’re going to need them if you want to stay too.

For more information on our extensive line of automated bagging solutions call 1.800.927.4674 or email us at: packaging@hamer-fischbein.com.

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