Yaskawa Motoman industrial robots and robotics automation systems

Motoman Robots Palletizing

Four Motoman EPL160 robots palletize cases of candy from four infeed conveyor lines onto pallets at four build stations in a wide variety of stacking patterns, adding slip sheets and/or top sheets, as required.Cases of Candy

Systems meet or exceed all customer requirements, and palletize one to four cases at a time to create required stacking patterns, adding slip sheets, as required. Systems handle 149 different SKUs and can handle up to 255, which exceeds current requirements by 40%. Highly flexible robotic systems easily accommodate changeover between batch runs, new stacking patterns, changes in case size, etc.

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

Motoman Robotics provided four identical custom EPL160 palletizing solutions, interfaced to the existing control system. Each cell includes:

Fixtures/Tooling Details

End-of-arm tooling provided by Motoman consists of four-zone vacuum grippers with variable-speed vacuum pumps that are used to handle product and slip sheets. Grippers include pneumatics package and vacuum on/off sensors, as well as a laser sensor used to find the height of the slip sheet stack.

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