Tarpon Springs, Fla.-based A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. will display a new robot palletizer at this year’s Pack Expo, which takes place Nov. 6-8 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The company’s 700 series robot palletizers palletize cases, trays or bags in multiple configurations and deliver the flexibility of hand palletizing with no labor costs or liability, it says. Packagers can achieve efficient and reliable pallet forming for all product types, and ship secure, well-formed pallet loads that protect products throughout distribution, it adds.

Robot palletizing systems can reduce production costs as they have low maintenance requirements and require less downtime as product changeovers are completed quickly at the operator station, the company says. Their compact layouts can reduce installation costs, whether planning a new palletizing line or retrofitting an existing line, it adds. 

Standard systems include a high-payload robot with a vacuum head for single or dual feed, product transport and staging conveyors, high visibility guarding, Allen Bradley PLC controls, and programming for your product requirements. Options include automation of empty pallet transfer and slipsheet/picture frame inserting. Robotic control or separate devices can be integrated depending on speed and space requirements. A variety of full pallet takeaway conveyor options also are offered, it says.

Also on display at this year’s Pack Expo will be a high-speed case erector, midrange case erector, case sealer and low-level palletizer at booth N-5306.