This installation will be palletising at 20,000+ containers per hour which equates to a per pack cycle time of 4.2 seconds.
We will be double picking packs to achieve this cycle time and this gives us a total load weight of 14.4kg.
We have designed the Cobot Palletiser to have ZERO downtime for pallet exchange. So, when one pallet is full, the system automatically starts palletising the empty pallet.
The full pallet can be removed and exchanged with an empty pallet without the Cobot Palletiser stopping.
Due to the high load weight and operational speed of the Cobot, and after conducting an initial Risk Assessment, we decided that additional fixed guarding would be necessary alongside the four Lidar safety sensors.
Even with the extra fixed guarding, the palletiser occupies only 3 metres squared and consumes an economical 2.4kWh (less than your average kettle).
Watch out for the next update during and after commissioning…
In the meantime, here are some photos…