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Machine Product Brief

Yaskawa Motoman: PLC control for multiple robots

Yaskawa Motoman’s MLX200 Robot Gateway PLC control platform for Motoman robots enables the control of multiple robots entirely through Rockwell Automation’s ControlLogix and CompactLogix Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC), for a multitude of applications including assembly, part transfer, picking, sorting, kitting, case packing, palletizing, and de-palletizing.
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Compact drives. One thing Top Tier engineers and machine  designers like about the servo drives is that they neatly fit in a relatively small controls cabinet.
OEM Application Note

Hybrid servo system brings positioning accuracy to palletizing

The L7 palletizer has standard AC motors and a machine control code accessed on a familiar PLC interface. But servo drives in place of VFDs bring big benefits.
Machine Product Brief

ESS: Robotic mini pallet cell

Able to palletize up to 25 cases/min., ESS Technologies’ redesigned Robotic Mini Pallet Cell incorporates FANUC’s new compact robot controller, the Model R-30iB “A-Cabinet,” in place of the larger, stand-alone “B-Cabinet.”
Machine Product Brief

Premier Tech: High-speed robotic row palletizers

The RPZ-620/625 Series Row Palletizers from Premier Tech Systems are high-speed automatic solutions for that provide precise row forming and row palletizing to effectively handle multiple units through each cycle.
Machine Product Brief

Intelligrated: Hybrid palletizers

Intelligrated’s Alvey 950F and Alvey 750 series of hybrid palletizers integrate robotic arms to perform flexible and accurate product handling and layer forming for retail-ready requirements, including labels-out configurations for end-of-aisle displays.
TIDY WAREHOUSE. Neat stacks of warehoused cases are now a reality since the water-based palletizing adhesive went into use at Premium Waters.
Machine Case Study

A stabilizing solution

Pallet stabilizing system eliminates shrink wrap trays while reducing both rework and the amount of stretch film used for a difficult-to-stack bottled water.
TWO PALLETS. Each of Lorillard’s 16 robotic palletizers is fed by two packaging lines, with the robot building two pallets at one time corresponding to the two lines.
Machine Case Study

Eighteen robotic palletizers ensure quality at tobacco company

Lorillard Tobacco Co. installs 18 robotic palletizers to speed the in-house identification of nonconforming product and enable product tracking for 40 billion cigarettes/yr.
Machine Product Brief

Lantech: Film cable for pallets

The patented Pallet Grip film cable from Lantech, now available as an optional feature on its G Series stretch wrapper, works by locking a load to the pallet with a film cable, preventing the load from sliding off the pallet during transportation.
Feature Article

Trends in robotics for the packaging line

Here are some of the latest trends in robotics for packaging.
Machine Product Brief

Intelligrated: Robotic mixed-load order fulfillment solutions

Flexible robotic palletizing and variety pack solutions meet mixed-SKU fulfillment requirements.


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