What is Palletising and Depalletising?
Palletising is the act of stacking products onto a wooden (or plastic) shipping pallet for transport. Depalletizing is the unloading of these products at the destination. Palletizing is a relatively simple application for a robot to accomplish, as it involves minimal variation. Depalletising is more complex and typically involves machine vision and sophisticated end effectors.
In a robotic palletising system, products often enter the palletising station from an infeed conveyor. The robot is programmed to stack products onto the pallet in a defined pattern. Palletising cells are sometimes configured with pallet dispensers, slipsheet insertion tools and shrink wrapping stations to completely automate the palletisation process. When using flexible robotics with 2D and 3D vision systems, specialised software and tooling enable you to customize your shipping and receiving without sacrificing speed and accuracy.
What is a Palletizing Robot?
A robot palletizer is a mechanized system for automatically loading goods onto a pallet for shipping. This usually consists of a 4- or 5-axis robotic arm with an end effector designed to pick the type(s) of products to be palletized.
- 4-, 5-, or 6-axis palletizer robots with payload capacities from 50 kg to 800 kg
- PalletSolver palletizing software for pattern generation and offline robot programming.
- MotoSight 2D and 3D robot vision systems to enable palletizing and depalletizing in structured or unstructured environments
- MotoSim®, a comprehensive software package that provides accurate 3D simulation of robot cells, reach modeling, cycle calculations and off-line programming of complex systems