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Why Okura

Okura technology

Okura robots were designed and developed for performing palletising and de-palletizing functions in demanding, industrial environments.

Okura have designed a range of pick up hands (end effectors) and manipulators to suit mosts types of package and container. These hands means that they can be adapted to suit individual customers requirements. All Okura hands deliver optimum performance when combined with an Okura robot. They compliment Okura's OXPA operating and palletizing software providing you with an integrated palletizing machine.

Why Webster Griffin?

Webster Griffin provide design and engineering know how, we integrate the robot with ancillary equipment. We provide comprehensive support, including layout drawings, pre-assembly and factory acceptance test prior to despatch from our works, supervision of installation. On site commissioning of the robot, training of your operators and maintenance technicians, after sales service and spare parts back up.

Unique palletizing software

With OXPA 'Easy Teach' system you will be able to prepare and download new palletizing programmes in minutes. OXPA is a standard option on every Okura robot, iti is a simple Windows based programme which runs on a standard PC or laptop.

Oxpa gives you the flexibility to cope with constantly changing customer requirements and an infinate number of different pack sizes / pack types and palletizing pattern programmes.

'Built in' reliability is an Okura Trade Mark

Minimum moving parts, direct drive transmissions, totally sealed for life bearings mean that an Okura can cope with everything a demanding, industrial environment will throw at it.

Robot or palletizing machine?

Compared to conventional palletizing machines, Okura robot palletizers are compact, quiet and highly flexible, quick to programme, easy to operate and simple to integrate within any packing line.

Okura - A robot palletizer not a standard industrial robot used to perform a palletizing function.

There are now 1000's of Okura palletising robots in operation world-wide, with over 50 units in the UK and now many in the Gulf States and Saudi Arabia - where Webster Griffin are the main distributor.

Okura Robot Palletizing Cartons Okura Robot Palletizing Cartons Containing Butter

Advanced technology

Okura robots have a 9" touch screen control panel with user friendly operating system, able to monitor and record robot performance during every shift. All Okuras have an on-board PLC, fully integrated with the robot operating system. This PLC is used for seamless control of ancillary devices. The PLC is used to control items such as product in-feed conveyors, pallet conveyors, pallet magazine / de-stacker, sheet feeders.

Total Control

The on-board PLC offers you seamless interface between the robots operating software and the control of ancillary equipment such as pallet handling conveyors.

Safety and Speed

All Okura robots use 'absolute encoders' therefore the robot can be restarted from the position at which it stops - it is not neccessary for you to manually bring the robot to the rest position and then power up, and restart the robot whcih takes time.

On our competitors machine this results in dangerous operating practices as the operators do anything rather than waste the time and loss of production which results when a robot is stopped.

Service throughout the UK

Spare parts are available from Webster Griffin, or Okura Europe, The Netherlands, within 24 hours.

Okura OXPA Easy-Teach Software

Okura OXPA Software Building a New Palletizing Stack

Okura OXPA Programme Software

  • The Okura robot was conceived, designed and has been continuously developed for palletizing and palletizing only. It is not a general purpose robot.
  • An Okura robot is supplied with 50 basic 'built in' standard palletizing programmes - teaching is done by selecting the pattern, and inputting the pallet and product dimensions.
  • Minimal maintenance - unlike our main competitor the Okura does not have any timing belts which need to be replaced anually - all drives are sealed for life.