Our bag palletizing systems are built for repetitive heavy lifting at a fast rate. How it works: Typically a roller conveyor brings the bags to the palletizing cell, where a robot will lift a bag or group of bags onto the pallet. For dusty environments, the robot is fitted with a dust jacket. The end of arm tooling is usually a mechanical gripper with fingers or jaws to gently lift the bag and prevent ripping. Slip or tier sheets are used to steady the product on the pallet and are often applied by the same robot.
The major benefit of robotic automation is that it reduces product loss due to damage. Unlike hand palletizing, robots never get tired and make mistakes. A robotic palletizing system is also cheaper than hard automation—which relies on mechanical processes—and “smarter”; robots are capable of adapting to changes without costly restructuring, thanks to vision-guided technology and advanced programming. Also, their reliability is proven; they can work 24/7 and continue to do so for years.
All systems can be configured for freezing, dusty, hot, washdown, or humid environments.