Palletizing System for flour and cereal sacks

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Automatic palletizing system

for flour and cereal sacks: a successful case study

Europack, a leading manufacturer of automatic palletizing systems, recently completed an installation for a well-known Italian mill that specializes in the production of flour and semi-finished products.

The palletizing system, designed and built to meet the customer's specific needs, must efficiently handle a variety of product formats and be able to pick up product from two different infeed lines, while ensuring efficiency and ease of use for operators.

Features of sacks palletizing Line:

The products to be packaged arrive from two different packaging machines, also differing in terms of sack type:

  • Open-mouth sacks for products such as cereals and legumes, with a weight range of 10 to 25 kg;
  • Valve sacks for rice flour, with a weight of 5 to 10 kg.

The first line has a capacity of up to 500 sacks/hour, while the second has a capacity of up to 300.

Both sacks are properly prepared and flattened before being picked up by pressure rollers and placed on conveyor belts. They are then picked up by roller conveyor.

  • Given its medium capacity, the open-mouth sack line is managed by an automated pallet line that allows for few operational downtimes. The pallet is directly loaded by the robot, which picks it up from a warehouse that can hold up to 12 empty pallets. In this case, palletizing is performed on a roller conveyor that safely takes the completed pallet out of the palletizing line.
  • The valve sacks are palletized directly on the empty pallet due to their modest production capacity. The robot is also able to automatically apply a paper sheet after a certain number of layers to improve the stability and verticality of the pallet due to the type of sack.

The robot model used is a Winner 600 GREEN equipped with a special gripper head with side panels and a pressure device to accompany the sack during the unloading phase and ensure better flattening of the sack. This model also offers maximum efficiency in terms of energy saving through the K.E.R.S. system.

Why choose Europack?

The line described above must face a number of challenges, including the need to efficiently palletize sacks with very different characteristics from each other, both in terms of product and weight, and in terms of sack shape.

In particular, open-mouth sacks require careful study during the creation of the palletizing recipe, which can vary greatly depending on the density of the product contained inside.

Europack has successfully met these challenges thanks to its extensive experience and expertise in the palletizing sector.

In particular, the technical solutions adopted for the Italian mill's palletizing line are as follows:

  • Use of a Winner 600 GREEN robot, specifically designed for palletizing sacks with different characteristics.
  • Implementation of a free palletizing scheme management system that allows you to modify an existing program or create a new one without the intervention of a specialized technician.

These solutions have made it possible to achieve the following results:

  • High productivity, with a palletizing capacity of up to 600 sacks/hour.
  • High reliability, thanks to the use of high-quality components and the careful design of the line.
  • High flexibility, thanks to the ability to palletize sacks with different characteristics.

The installation completed by Europack for the Italian mill is an example of how technology and experience can help improve the efficiency and productivity of companies.

If you are also looking for a solution to palletize your products, contact Europack to learn more.

 

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