The demonstration showcases a unitizing approach to robotic palletizing, building loads directly onto slip sheets or conveyor, rather than a pallet. The unitized loads are built and transported on an Intelligrated Palmat conveyor, a full-width, heavy-duty modular plastic belt. Palmat is an ideal solution for applications with unitized or column-stacked loads that are unstable or difficult to handle. Finally, the robotic depalletizer unloads items and places them on MDR conveyor for transportation back to the palletizer. A Rockwell Automation-based HMI offers clear visualization of equipment status and diagnostics.
Intelligrated’s robotic solutions are designed with integrated software, leveraging PLC-based controls for easy training and simple daily use. The company’s IntelliGen palletizing software offers a user-friendly, flexible solution to easily adjust pattern and load configurations according to changing product dimensions and other variables, without the need for a service call or complex external software programs.