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Article | September 18, 2013
Columbia: High-speed, inline palletizer
Able to palletize 72 to 120 cases/min., the HL7200 high-speed, inline palletizer from Columbia Machine is an easy-to-operate palletizer that features a safety package, flexibility, and a high-performance level in a robust and reliable design.
The safety package includes Category 3 electrical safety components including dual channel safety interlocks, and full-height light curtains positioned on the full-load discharge and empty pallet infeed. A dual slot automatic hoist pin latching system on the full load hoist and pallet dispenser hoist provide a redundant fail-safe protection system.
Fully-integrated upper and lower guarding with viewing panels, and multiple access doors that incorporate a trapped key door access system provide the safety and function that meets OSHA requirements for Minor Servicing.
The HL7200 provides flexibility by incorporating the company’s new programmable laner technology with soft turn and configurable layer table to provide accurate and stable layer forming. According to the company, it is the first in the conventional inline palletizer industry to provide an HMI where the operator can create new patterns or modify existing patterns via the HMI. This combination makes the HL7200 suitable for reliable handling of current and future package types and sizes.
First in a family of high-level, high-speed palletizers, maximum performance is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the HL7200. Standard features include: minor servicing, dropped case detection, Smart Squeeze technology, multi-colored light stack to show machine status at a glance, and advanced diagnostics and I/O status screens that quickly communicate to the operator the status of the machine.
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