Lifting 25 Kg bags presents a Health & Safety Risk, palletising can raise other significant problems with employees claiming for injuries that could be avoided. The introduction of a Kawasaki palletising robot solution can not only reduce the Health & Safety Risk but also improve your line efficiencies and produce a neater pallet.
PAK Automation have recently completed the successful installation of a Kawasaki Four Axis Palletising Robot model ZD 130 in a bagging plant. The robot handles approximately 100 pallets/day and the robot cell was designed in such a way that when one pallet is built the robot continues to build the second allowing the operator to enter the cell through the captive key system and remove the built pallet. The robot tooling was designed to also pick up the pallet from a pallet stack within the cell and place to the correct location on the floor within the required cycle time of the cell.
The Kawasaki Robot in this cell is picking and placing 25Kg valve bags onto two pallet locations within the cell. A label applicator was also supplied and installed at the infeed, all conveyors and controls were manufactured and supplied by Pak Automation Ltd and the bag gripper tooling was designed to suit the application.
Five pairs of Safety Light guards (SICK) protect personnel from entering the cell without the captive key sequence being initiated. Safety Relays monitor the electrical safety devices to ensure safe working of the system at all times.