What Industries Are Palletisers Used In?
As a business owner, you’re always looking for ways to make your operations more productive and cost effective. With technology advancing rapidly, investing in the right equipment can help you achieve these goals. You might have read about palletisers or seen them in action, but aren’t sure if they can meet the needs of your product and business. The global palletiser market is expected to grow by almost 5% by 2028 and reach a value of USD 3.27 billion by 2026 — demonstrating that many businesses have realised its value.
Today’s palletisers take up less floor space, can be fully automated, offer unprecedented productivity, and can palletise (and depalletise) complex and heavy loads quickly and without error. Here are two examples of different industries that robot palletisers can successfully operate in.
Food & Beverages
The world’s food and beverage industries are set to grow, with middle class populations increasing in many countries. In the USA, the packaged food industry is set to exceed 3 trillion revenue by the end of this year.
Proper palletisation helps ensure food packages reach their destination in great condition. It offers a high throughput rate at a relatively low cost. It also has a small environmental footprint as it takes less energy to operate and reduces packaging and product damage due to mishandling.
Robotic palletisers are a superior solution when it comes to preventing food contamination and ensuring cleanliness. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, government health and safety regulations are more stringent than ever. Robot palletisers and their selective compliance assembly robot arms eliminate external interference. It prevents damage and keeps the packaged food from being compromised due to human error. Robot palletisers can also work efficiently with plastic pallets, which are used when handling food products to discourage bacterial growth.
The regulatory requirements for packaging pharmaceutical products (including medication and medical or laboratory equipment) has become more rigorous due to the Coronavirus.
As these types of products are smaller, more fragile and easier to damage they need secure palletisation and careful handling. Robot palletisers can manage frequent product and format changeovers.
They also use pneumatic gripping and vacuum technology to precisely control and handle products with different packing densities and weights. Certain models can be equipped to help dispense, count, cap and package products.
Modern palletisers are made of modular stainless steel components which are more hygienic and easier to keep clean. Robot palletisers can stack pallets to ensure no space is left between packages, reducing vibrations. It can also integrate stretch wrapping to protect each pallet from water and other external elements.
Designing & Installing Your Robot Palletiser
To ensure your investment in a robot palletiser will offer you the maximum benefits with the fastest possible return on investment, you’ll need to ensure it’s designed to meet your specific needs and operate within any constraints you might have. Webster Griffin can design the perfect palletising system for your production needs as well as install it and train your staff members on how to use it. For more information, contact us today.
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