A palletizer is a machine that automatically sorts, moves, and stacks cases of goods or products onto a pallet. These machines are often found at the end of a production line. Automatic palletizing is beneficial for fast, frequent delivery. Palletizers offer load stability, accuracy, and speed of operation. Additionally, they enable the simultaneous movement of additional weights. It takes a lot of time and money to manually assemble pallets with boxes on them. Workers may experience extraordinary stress as a result.
The row-forming machine was created in the early 1950s to avoid this procedure. On the pallet, the row-forming machine organized the items into tidy rows. Future advancements in software and robotic technology greatly improved palletizing. More control and work might be handled by the machine itself. The range of goods that palletizers could handle expanded as well, and now included things like bottles that would be challenging and expensive to palletize by hand.
Types of Automated Palletizers
In the 1970s, automated palletizers were introduced. These systems involved sorting objects that were carefully placed in containers in a predetermined order while moving them along a conveyor. Then the pallet was loaded with the containers. Thanks to modern technological advances, it is now possible to palletize both identical products and objects of different shapes and sizes by employing robotic or inline palletizer equipment.
We would like to highlight 2 of the main types of palletizers:
- Full-Layer Robotic Palletizer – This type of palletizer is best suited for businesses that focus on a single product style, such as bottled beverages, canned goods, and so on.
- Robotic Arm Palletizer – The robotic system is useful for an industry that creates a wide range of products that are inconsistent in weight, shape, and size.
PERUZA’S Full layer palletizer
The PERUZA Full Layer Palletizer is made to quickly and carefully prepare and palletize a full layer. Full layer palletizer handles a variety of items, from tiny bottles or packets to enormous boxes or thermoforms packaging. It could come with a smart plastic or cardboard sheet feeding device and quality checking for incoming items. A palette layer is created as needed based on the operator’s input for the product type line.
The product is fed into the gripper by the layer former, which further arranges it on a palette. If required, the manipulator removes the separator sheet from the stack and inserts it between each layer on the palette. Palettes are constantly being automatically stacked and fed into the robot operator station. And then, palettes that are ready are conveyed to the following level of processing.
What are the main benefits of a full layer palletizer?
- Fully automated palletizing process;
- The line is pre-programmed with necessary product types and variations;
- Easy adjustable to new product types and variations;
- Continuous workflow with reduced cycle time.
PERUZA’S Robot palletizer
The PERUZA Robot Palletizer is intended for the high-capacity palletizing of various products. Up to 500 units can be processed per minute by the equipment. Robotic palletizers can handle different-sized products and are useful for palletizing plastic, glass, and cartons of varied sizes. The palletizer simultaneously palletizes two entering unit lines onto pallets. A robot palletizing area is equipped with a spacer and pallets are delivered there. The robot uses advanced gripping mechanisms to handle units and pallets.
And what are the main benefits of robot palletizers?
- Only one operator can palletize up to 500 units per minute;
- Self-adjustable between predefined products;
- Can achieve various predefined layer patterns;
- Adapts to the available workspace.
As predicted, there is no specific answer to the question of which palletizer type is the best. It all depends on your product, the variety of products, the amount, and the speed that is needed. For example, full layer palletizer will be the best choice if you are producing one type of product, but a robot palletizer will be more effective to put spacers in between the pallets. When choosing between these two you have to consider all the aspects – price, sustainability, and accessibility. Luckily, our team can help you choose!
As robotics, automation, and machinery develop, you must look into the best possible solutions now. If you’re interested in learning more about how PERUZA can help you get the best results with your food processing, feel free to get in touch at email@example.com, and we’ll be happy to discuss the possibilities of us creating something great for your fish processing business!