A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. recently introduced its new 700 series robot palletizers utilizing a Yaskawa robot arm. The 700 series palletizes cases, trays or bags in multiple configurations at speeds as fast as 30 cycles a minute, the company says. For compact efficiency, the five-axis robot arm features in/out product/pallet configuration at speeds as fast as 20 cycles a minute at up to a 70-feet pallet-load height with a horizontal reach of 81 feet. For increased speed and multiple line capability, the four-axis robot arm offers one to four in/out product/pallet configurations at speeds as fast as 30 cycles a minute at a vertical pallet-load height as tall as 100 feet with a 124-feet horizontal reach. Both systems include a dual case load of 33 pounds with a standard vacuum end-of-arm tool. 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 to meet specific product requirements. Automation of empty pallet transfer and slipsheet/picture frame inserting and robotic control also can be integrated depending on speed and space requirements, it adds.
A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp., 811 Live Oak St., Tarpon Springs, Fla. 34689; 800/237-5975; abcpackaging.com.