Foodmach Pick & Place palletisers use robots to pick up single cases, or a number of cases aligned the same way, to place them in the correct location on a layer.
This solution has the advantage of occupying a small footprint and also has the flexibility to easily change layer patterns from one product to the next, particularly if a simple layer pattern program such as Robowizard® is used.
The best analogy for how Robowizard® works is that it is like playing Tetris with robots and cartons. The proprietary robotic pattern forming software is provided as a drag and drop interface which enables size changeovers in minutes, not days – with no PLC technician required.
It is simple to use, with unbelievable flexibility, accuracy, and reliability.
Where line speeds are low a single robot can service two or more lines, greatly reducing the cost and floor space required versus traditional palletising systems.
|Low speed, with full flexibility for different pack types
|Stand-alone cells at end of line
Central cells with common features
Mechanical or vacuum gripper
SCADA and pattern forming — WinCC, Citect or RSView combined with Robomatrix® Pattern Wizard
Robots — ABB. Other options available
Other — SEW Servo motors, SICK sensors, Festo pneumatics
Pattern forming — Up to 12 robot cycles/min (up to 36 packs/min)
Robomatrix® System — Low Level, High Level and Multi-Line Systems
Lower capital cost
Small footprint per cell, larger for multiple
Option to handle multiple lines on one machine