A Division of Pearson Packaging Systems

Custom Palletizing

Palletizing and de-palletizing cells with built-in flexibility

Since manual palletizing is often the most injury prone part of the packaging process, automating the process reduces downtime and the risk of injuries associated with heavy lifting. Flexicell designs its palletizing and de-palletizing cells with built-in flexibility for future pattern changes and rapid changeovers. They are easy to operate and require minimal maintenance to perform at exceptional levels. Sturdy steel frames and heavy-duty construction withstand heavy use and loads, even in caustic environments.

Robotic versus
Traditional Palletizing

Robotic palletization offers distinct advantages over conventional methods including smaller footprint, multi-tasking ability, flexibility to accommodate changes in product or pallet patterns and automatic tool changeovers. While conventional palletizers have their place in extremely high-speed and low variability applications, they also require much more maintenance and energy.

Capabilities

  • Slow to medium-speed case and row palletizers, high-speed full layer palletizers and depalletizers
  • Ability to meet rigorous requirements of food grade, sanitary, washdown, freezer, and high humidity environments
  • Experience with a wide variety of pallet patterns including column-stacked, interlocked or pin-wheel configurations, mixed loads or variable pattern placement programming
  • Availability of low level or high level infeed options
  • Accurate sorting of cases from single infeed to multiple outfeeds using barcodes
  • Insertion of slip sheets and single or multiple tier sheets to steady the product on the pallet
  • Pallet handling using conveyors, transfer carts, and automated or autonomous guided vehicles
  • Safety guarding to include options such as fencing, light curtains or area sensors
  • Application-specific, customized end-of-arm tools optimized to guarantee product quality and pallet stability with optional automatic tool changeover
  • Four- to six-axes robots, selected to meet the specific application (speed, product weight and size)
  • Integration of stretch wrappers, pallet labelers and other third party OEM equipment
  • Easy-to-use Human Machine Interface supported by our proprietary User Centric Design including the ability to restrict access depending on authority level
  • Easy-to-use Pallet Configuration Tool to quickly create, modify, copy or clear new pattern recipes on the HMI or adjust parameters such as case or pallet height, number of layers, pick/drop speeds or delays during production
  • PackML standardized programing language to ease integration and servicing
  • A majority of the peripheral equipment is designed and manufactured in-house

Applications

  • RSC or HSC corrugated cases and cartons
  • Bliss boxes, and trays
  • Bags
  • Pails and drums
  • Bundles
  • Bottles and jugs

Find out how robots can advance your packaging line.