Gantry robots offer a flexible approach to palletising. They have unique benefits over their counterparts. Unlike the Articulated arm Robot they make direct point to point movements
. Furthermore their working area can be huge
, as large as 10 x 40m. This means that many low throughput lines can be palletised by one robot. Retrofit of additional robots into the same working area
is possible because up to three Robots can be fitted into the same frame. This means that throughput can be dramatically increased at a later date and multiples robots can share their work load. Mixed pallets
can be created for customer specific orders. These can include a diversity of product types, for example trays, cases, totes or Kegs. Like other palletizers the Gantry palletsiser can be combined with Transfer cars, Stretch Wrappers and Tray stackers to produce a fully automatic pallet handling system for the end of the packing line. Square working areas are implicit for Gantry palletisers and lend themselves well to most factory layouts.
Gantry Palletiser and De-Palletiser Gripper
The gripper not only the hand but also the heart of the palletiser. Clever gripper design is essential to smooth operation. Standard grippers include Keg Grippers for Casks, Magnetic Grippers for empty tins, Tulip type Bottle Grippers, Horizontal and Vertical clamping grippers or Vacuum Grippers.
- Order picking
- Tote, case, can or bottle handling
- Multiple line palletisation
- Direct point to point movement
- Expandable system