Booth demonstrations focus on the flexibility to accommodate variety of workflows, product types and layout requirements
More than 30,000 attendees, over 2,000 exhibitors, more than 40 vertical industries – PACK EXPO 2017 is coming soon to the Las Vegas Convention Center. From Sept. 25-27, Intelligrated® (www.intelligrated.com) will showcase its robotic palletizing and depalletizing solutions in booth #C-3906. The robotic solutions on display enable reliable, high throughput with reduced labor requirements and offer the flexibility to accommodate a variety of packaging types, stacking patterns and layout constraints.
The booth demonstration showcases a unitizing approach to robotic palletizing in which loads are built directly onto slip sheets or conveyor, a practice common in manufacturing operations serving a variety of international markets or handling empty containers. Unitized loads travel to the robotic depalletizer on Intelligrated Palmat™ conveyor, a full-width, heavy-duty modular plastic belt designed for applications with column-stacked or unitized loads that are unstable or difficult to handle. Finally, the robotic depalletizer unloads items and places them on MDR conveyor for transportation back to the palletizer. The demonstration uses a Rockwell Automation-based HMI for clear visualization of equipment status and diagnostics.
“Attendees come to PACK EXPO facing a variety of competing demands, from expanding inventories and SKU proliferation to limited space and rigorous uptime requirements,” says Matt Wicks, vice president, product development, manufacturing systems. “As an RIA-certified robot integrator, Intelligrated offers the proven experience and expertise to solve these challenges, along with single-source accountability, dedicated support and integrated software and controls to make the most of automation investments and set up operations for long-term success.”
Booth visitors can also learn about Intelligrated’s IntelliGen™ palletizing software. IntelliGen offers a user-friendly, flexible solution to easily adjust pattern and load configurations according to changing product dimensions and other variables, without the need for a service call or complex external software programs.
Representatives from Intelligrated Lifecycle Support Services will be on hand to discuss system assessments – part of the company’s comprehensive life cycle management framework. Engineers with equipment-specific expertise visit customer sites to evaluate component condition and provide recommendations for service, replacement, upgrades or modifications, ultimately helping maximize system uptime and performance. www.intelligrated.com