Starting point / Task definition
Before the production line came on stream, about 3,000 sacks – weighing an average of six kilograms each – per working shift were manually taken from a conveyor and stacked on pallets.
Implementation / Solution
System components / Scope of supply
The robots used in this application are the 5-axis palletizing robots of type KR 120 R3200 PA with a maximum payload of 120 kg and a reach of up to 3,195 mm. The robots of this series stand out for their repeatability of +/- 0.06 mm. Thanks to their light components and simultaneous design stiffness, they also ensure improved dynamic performance and shorter cycle times. The properties of the robots from the KR QUANTEC PA series have, without question, contributed to the total success achieved during the commissioning of the palletizing application described above.
Results / Success
The automation of production has led to increased output at Certech. Before the modifications were introduced, about 20 to 25 tonnes of goods per shift were stacked on pallets by workers. Now, a machine palletizes about 40 tonnes in the same amount of time. Production has been increased by around five percent.