The three P's of material handling robotics

Sep 6, 2017

Palletizing, packaging, and part transfer robots are able to successfully tackle a wide range of material handling applications. These material handling tasks are tedious, dull, and time consuming, so integrating an automation system will help take over these tasks from human workers. Overall, automating palletizing, packaging, and part transfer production line will help to bring faster speeds and safety levels while also decreasing the overall product costs.


There are many dif­fer­ent func­tions that mate­r­i­al-han­dling robots can per­form, but three of the most com­mon are pal­letiz­ing, pack­ag­ing, and part trans­fer. Many mate­r­i­al han­dling func­tions are tedious, dull, and time-con­sum­ing for human work­ers. Sev­er­al of them, includ­ing pal­letiz­ing and part trans­fer, which may require heavy lift­ing, can also be injury-induc­ing. These appli­ca­tions, once sole­ly per­formed by humans, are now being auto­mat­ed with mate­r­i­al han­dling robot­ic sys­tems to increase pro­duc­tion speed and safe­ty lev­els while dri­ving down com­pa­ny costs.


Man­u­fac­tur­ing, food pro­cess­ing, and ship­ping indus­tries need pal­letiz­ing robots to effec­tive­ly move their prod­ucts off the line and out to con­sumers. Pal­letiz­ing robots can move a case in one minute or less, which cuts time in half, while also stack­ing cas­es six lay­ers high, some­thing human work­ers are unable to do at such a quick pace. This is just one of the many exam­ples of why man­u­fac­tur­ers are switch­ing from man­u­al appli­ca­tions to mate­r­i­al han­dling robots.


Indus­tries flock to pack­ag­ing robots because of the tech­nol­o­gy avail­able to han­dle qual­i­ty con­trol. These mate­r­i­al han­dling robot­ic sys­tems can make sure that orders are pack­aged cor­rect­ly, with few­er errors, and at a faster pace, sav­ing the man­u­fac­tur­er money.

Part trans­fer:

When fac­to­ries need to move parts from one con­vey­or or one table to anoth­er, they look toward a part trans­fer robot to meet their pro­duc­tion needs. A part trans­fer robot has the accu­ra­cy and pre­ci­sion that a human work­er will not have, and parts can be moved faster and eas­i­er with this auto­mat­ed mate­r­i­al han­dling system.

The three P’s are just a few of the mate­r­i­al han­dling appli­ca­tions that Robots​.com works with dai­ly. All refur­bished robots under­go a rig­or­ous recon­di­tion­ing process to restore.

For more infor­ma­tion on mate­r­i­al han­dling automa­tion, con­tact Robots​.com rep­re­sen­ta­tives online or at 8777626881.

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