Motoman Robot Handling and Packing

Six-axis Motoman UP130 robot palletizes cases of dairy product onto wooden pallets in a 6 x 2 x 16 pattern, and also handles pallets, slip sheets and tier sheetsCases of Dairy Products

Easily achieved customer’s required cycle time, as well as all other project objectives. System palletizes eight cases (four-high, dual stack load) per robot pick and place; adds slip sheet, and tier sheets, and can be programmed to build unit loads 0 to 90 degrees across the pallet. This was second palletizing system customer purchased for this plant.

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

Motoman Robotics provided a custom UP130 palletizing solution, including:

Fixtures/Tooling Details

Custom multi-function end-of-arm tool consists of a dual-stack mechanical gripper with pallet, slip sheet, and tier sheet grab feature and a top clamp to hold cases during robot moves. Gripper is mounted on a frame and gripper fingers are designed to coincide with stacker pick-up point. Gripper handles two stacks of four cases at a time (eight cases total). Multi-function gripper handles pallets, places a slip sheet on the bare pallet, handles product cases, and also places tier sheets between product layers, as required.