Palletizing Collaborative Robots
JAKA Collaborative Robots Features for Palletizing Application
- Depending on the model, JAKA cobots are capable of performing up to 50 picks per minute.
- JAKA palletizing cobots can be set up in one, two, and three-pallet configurations.
- Excellent repeatability of ±0.02mm for precise palletizing 24/7
- JAKA cobots can perform automated palletizing for 50,000 hours non-stop, relieving human workers of burdensome, tiring work.
- Drag teaching and visual programming allow palletizing tasks be programmed, assigned and begin in minutes.
- JAKA cobots can palletize from an installation at any angle, be it horizontal, vertical, upside-down or anything in between, without losing payload capability or functionality.
Why Automate Palletizing Routine with JAKA Cobots
Palletizing is undergoing a revolution, thanks to cobots. Unlike traditional robots, JAKA cobots can have automatic palletizing tasks assigned and programmed by users with no prior programming experience.
Thanks to drag and visual programming, they can be adjusted to the structure of a new production line, or given an entirely new palletizing task, in just minutes.
JAKA cobots’ 6-axis design means they can palletize in one-pallet, two-pallet or three-pallet configurations. They do this with a high degree of repeatability – between ±0.02 mm to ±0.03mm – ensuring accurate automated palletizing.
Despite handling payloads of up to 18kg, JAKA cobots are compact and safe. They do not require safety fences, as they include torque-feedback collision detection, allowing for true human-robot collaboration.
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About the Company
One of the largest snack companies in the world with global net revenues of $25.9 billion and net earnings of $3.4 billion in 2018.
It makes and sells primarily snacks, including biscuits (cookies, crackers and salted snacks), chocolate, gum and candy as well as various cheese, grocery and powdered beverage products.
It was hard for the company’s employees to manually handle heavy items and deliver them to the palletizing area for a few hours in a row every day.
Therefore, the company started looking for solutions to automate its palletizing and packaging lines.
Robotics equipment was added at a few locations in the palletizing line to transfer products on the conveyor.
To do this, the company chose JAKA Zu 12 cobots, that are arranged according to customer needs, with a maximum payload of 12kg.
Two JAKA Zu 12 robots were arranged between three conveyor lines.
When two of the lines are in production, each cobot is responsible for one production line.
When the lines are produced at the same time, one cobot is responsible for line #1, the other line #3, while both are responsible for the palletizing of line #2 together.
After pallelizing line was upgraded with cobots, the manufacturer was able to reduce labour costs and final prices for customers, as well as increase production and efficiency.
The high stability of the cobots, low threshold and excellent service led to subsequent orders and higher customer repurchase rates.
As for ROI, it took the company only two years to fully recover investment costs.
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