Our client produces and sells pet food. At the end of the manufacturing line, the completely packed products are placed onto pallets - manually by two operators. The operation is carried out in three shifts due to the high demand in the market.
The client has not used any robot-based automation throughout their entire factory, yet. Moreover, there has been a high price sensitivity for any optimization projects. The palletized products added to the complexity of the solution: There are multiple sizes of packages all produced in small numbers, thus, high variation at low volume. The application would have to be re-configured every 30-60 minutes.
The realized solution:
Cobowory and their partner designed, realized, and implemented an effective robot-based palletizing application. The solution strikes out by its easy operation and high rentability.
The cell includes extensive and yet easy-to-use (intuitive) programming software. The application software enables fast re-tooling of the cell and is thus perfectly applicable for low volume production at high variances.
The integration of the palletizing application into the manufacturing IT structures was easily realized by the available interfaces.
The key benefits:
- Initial quotation within 48 hours
- Installation & commissioning within 4 weeks
- ROI in less than 12 months
- User-friendly, easy-to-use programming
- Industrie 4.0 ready
- Application available with cobot as well as industrial robot
- Including safety concept (no fences required)
- Perfect solution to balance shortage of skills