A palletizer is an automatic machine suitable for stacking goods or packaged products on a pallet, through a pre-determined pattern of movements, without errors.
Palletization is a fundamental practice for any company that places a product on a pallet (boxes, sacks, bins, bundles, trays, etc.) and is one of the first processes that can be automated within a production cycle.
This activity has been carried out manually for several decades, nowadays technological progress imposes a change of course. A higher productivity in the packaging process allows to remain competitive, without incurring possible decline in business opportunities.
Furthermore, the manual handling of goods on pallets takes long time and can put a strain on workers, subjected to considerable physical effort, as well as energy and time consumption, which could be more efficiently employed by the company.
The palletization quality of a machine is also hard to replicate by a hand operator. A Robot can easily reach up to 2 meters in height, ensuring as well greater stability for the loaded pallet.
These are the reasons why many companies from diverse sectors decide to implement a palletizer, which replaces humans in the arduous task of stacking products, in a easier way and with a shorter amount of time.
A palletizing system is custom designed to meet customer's needs, and is therefore able to handle any kind of products.
A palletizer robot uses a mechanical arm and a gripping head to transport the goods from a platform to the pallet, coordinating with the production and packaging line speed, using a higher work rate and precision compared to manual work.
It is usually connected to an automatic handling system (roller conveyor), which allows the transport of goods to the destination area.
The system is managed by a simple touch screen panel, easy to interact for any operator after dedicated training.
Palletization can take place on a pallet previously positioned by the operator or by the robot itself, or this operation can also be automated thanks to the use of a mechanized pallet dispenser.
At the end of the process, when the pallet is completed, the operator picks up the pallet through a dedicated trolley.
Owning a palletizer guarantees a series of considerable advantages:
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