Featuring more than 30,000 attendees, over 2,000 exhibitors, more than 40 vertical industries – and some nifty robotic pallet stackers — PACK EXPO 2017 is on the way to the Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 25-27.
No doubt Intelligrated’s robotic palletizing and depalletizing solutions will be among the star attractions. The robotic solutions enable reliable, high throughput with reduced labor requirements and offer the flexibility to accommodate a variety of packaging types, stacking patterns and layout constraints.
Loads are built directly onto slip sheets or conveyor, a practice common in manufacturing operations serving a variety of international markets or handling empty containers. Unitized loads travel to the robotic depalletizer on Intelligrated Palmat conveyor, a full-width, heavy-duty modular plastic belt designed for applications with column-stacked or unitized 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. The PACK EXPO demonstration uses a Rockwell Automation-based HMI for clear visualization of equipment status and diagnostics.
“Attendees come to PACK EXPO facing a variety of competing demands, from expanding inventories and SKU proliferation to limited space and rigorous uptime requirements,” says Matt Wicks, vice president, product development, manufacturing systems. “As an RIA-certified robot integrator, Intelligrated offers the proven experience and expertise to solve these challenges, along with single-source accountability, dedicated support and integrated software and controls to make the most of automation investments and set up operations for long-term success.”