The perfect robotic palletizer must possess certain qualities. Both its vertical and horizonal reach should be exceptional. It should be sturdy, providing high wrist load inertia. And, at the same time, a robotic palletizer should be able to provide accurate, quick movement.
Industrial robot manufacturers KUKA, FANUC, and Motoman have worked to perfect their robotic palletizer lines. Find out how their robots are engineered to address the particular challenges of palletizing.
FANUC Robotic Palletizer
The FANUC robotic palletizer lineup is quite impressive. Ranging in payload from 100kg all the way to an impressive 1,200kg, these robots provide solutions for a slew of palletizing needs. Slim arm design and heavy-duty components allow FANUC palletizing robots to cut cycle times and increase throughput.
The R-2000iB/100H is a relatively new addition to FANUC's offerings. This 5-axis, 100kg payload capacity robot is remarkably compact and slender. It is also fast - palletizing 20 cycles per min when handling cases and 22-24 cycles per min when palletizing bags. Furthermore, it can build palletize up to 81" when working with a standard 40" x 48" pallet.
Other FANUC palletizing robot series include the 4-axis M-410iB, M-420iA, and 6-axis M-710iC. FANUC's answer to the KUKA Titan, the M-2000iA, is an extremely powerful 6-axis robot with a 1,200kg payload capacity. Dual motor drives in axes two and three allow this robot to provide exceptional performance.
KUKA Robotic Palletizer
KUKA has an extensive palletizing line offering more than 11 different models. Built with carbon fiber composite (CRP), these robotic palletizer models are fast and lightweight, while remaining sturdy. KUKA's PA robots range in payload from 40kg to 1,300kg and come in different axial configurations, including one two-axis model, the KR 50 PA.
At one end of the palletizing line is the 4-axis KR 40 PA. This robotic palletizer is capable of high speeds, accuracy, and vertical reach of 1,6m. The flexibility and dexterity of this model, combined with its lower payload capacity make it a useful industry tool. Need to reach higher? KUKA's answer is the KR 100 PA and KR 180 PA. They can palletize as high as 3m!
At the exact opposite of the spectrum, KUKA's Titan robots, the KR 1000L950 and KR 1000 1300 titan PA provide gigantic payloads and reach abilities.
Finally, the KR 700 PA provides exceptional speed and a sizeable payload. It is capable of handling 15 cycles per minute while working with a typical palletizing distances of 400/2000/400mm.
Motoman Robotic Palletizer
Master Palletizing series is Motoman's current palletizing offering. These six robots offer a payload range of 80 to 800kg. With quick speeds, compact form, and through-routed cabling, Motoman's MPL are designed to increase throughput. Their wrist moment of inertia are exceptional, making them some of the sturdiest robots for this industry.
Motoman's MPL series includes the four axis MPL80, and the five-axis MPL100, MPL160, MPL300, MPL500, MPL800 robots.
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