The new compact and flexible HL2200 high-level palletizer from Columbia Machine, Inc. includes a VFD (Variable Frequency Drive)-controlled hoist, a bi-parting layer apron, centering side layer guides with Smart Squeeze technology for misformed layer detection, and more. According to the company, the HL2200 is capable of palletizing virtually any package type, including unwrapped trays, film-only bundles, plastic totes, RPCs, and others. When equipped with optional small case handling components, the HL2200 is ideally suited to palletize very tall and narrow product even with a high center of gravity.
Options include Smart Diagnostics with video playback to assist maintenance personnel in identifying the cause of a machine stoppage and a servo-actuated touchless turning infeed for gentle package handling, display-ready case orienting, or four-way “labels out” layer forming.
“Columbia is renowned for the industry-leading safety and guarding system that provides ‘next level protection,’” the company says. “On the HL2200, this standard package includes Category 3, Performance Level D safety components and incorporates fully integrated guarding, full-height light curtains, automatic four-point hoist pins, case infeed tunnel, and interlocked load-building area access doors. This safety package keeps your employees safe while still being operationally ‘friendly’ and meeting production demands by providing convenient and safe access when needed.”
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