The latest big thing in warehouse inventory control systems is Palletizing Systems. A robotic system seems to be the perfect solution for most warehouse operations. However, there are quite a number of palletizing systems on the market. Many of them come with their own pros and cons. Here are some of the pros and cons of Direct Drive Rotary Table Systems that are becoming more popular.
The first thing we will look at is the range of products these robotic palletizing systems can handle. They come in three main types: semi-automatic, fully automatic, and parallel semi-automatic. In addition to this, they are also available as stand alone units or as a part of a fully automated production line. In this article we will discuss the range of tasks in these three main types of systems can handle. This will help you decide if these automated warehouse management solutions are right for your operation.
Semi-automatic palletizing systems are used for light to medium duty packaging. They use one or two robots to move the pallets from one zone to another and back again. This type of system typically has an integrated control system and an imaging system to allow for quality control of the product. However, this type of system does not offer any type of automatic handling capabilities and the ability to handle product heavier than light.
Next we will look at fully automatic palletizing systems. These robots can handle heavy loads without any human supervision and can work independently, even if there is no human supervision. Some fully automated robotic palletizers can handle over 20 Ton of product per hour. While this may not seem like much, it is still progress when you consider how many people must work in warehouse environments where speed of product movement is a big factor.
There are different types of robotic palletizers that are available to help you with your packaging needs. The most common are the pail operator, line packer and pail driver. Depending on the application, you might require a different type of palletizing system than others. Pail operators come in many sizes but most commonly are used for light weight, compact packaging. They can be controlled via remote control or be operated manually.
Line packers and pails are the major players in the automated palletizing systems market. They are often used for shipping applications and do most of the lifting for the companies. They have a maximum capacity that the company requires, which will determine the size of the unit that you need. Lastly, Pails can also handle heavy loads; however they require more maintenance than some other types of pallets and are more expensive to operate.