Motoman Robots Handling and Palletizing

Cases of Butter

Two four-axis Motoman EPL160 robots equipped with multi-function grippers palletize cases of butter from eight infeed conveyors onto pallets.

Highly flexible system meets all project goals and requirements. Robot system handles 170 different SKUs of product, as well as tier sheets and top sheets, as needed. Robots provide improved productivity, reliable production, and tighter, more stable pallet loads. Robots significantly decreased need for direct labor by eight or nine people a day, while improving safety by reducing injuries. System has two-year payback.

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

Motoman Robotics provided a fully integrated custom EPL160 palletizing system, including:

Fixtures/Tooling Details

Custom-designed dual-zone mechanical grippers use servo-controlled ball-screw driven side to clamp cases of product against a fixed paddle. Retractable vacuum cups handle individual tier sheets or top sheets, as needed.