Yaskawa Motoman industrial robots and robotics automation systems

Motoman Robot Handling and Palletizing

Motoman SP100X robot equipped with tine-type fork gripper palletizes individual bags of livestock feed from an infeed conveyor onto pallets.Bags of Livestock Feed

Robot system meets all project goals and requirements. Robot palletizes individual singulated, pre-flattened bags (40 kg, 30 kg, and 20 kg) and meets required cycle time of 1,080 bags per hour. Robot provides improved productivity, reliable production, and tighter, more uniform and stable pallet loads in required patterns. Robot significantly decreases need for direct labor, while improving safety by reducing injuries.

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

Motoman Robotics provided a custom SP100X palletizing system, including:

Fixtures/Tooling Details

Motoman Robotics provided custom end-of-arm tooling consisting of a mechanical tine-type fork gripper designed to individually pick and place bags. The gripper combs between conveyor rollers to lift bags and retracts during load building. An air-actuated bag hold-down mechanism activates during transport to center the bags and allow accurate placement. Sensors indicate gripper open/closed, bag holder mechanism on/off, and bag present conditions.

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