The objective of the feasibility study was to integrate a robotic system with the ability to palletize different sized bags onto an outgoing skid with a slip-sheet placed between each palletized layer for a multinational pharmaceutical company.
Phase 1: Project Focus Points
The robotic integrator was concerned about the height the bag would be dropped from, if dropping was even necessary. Ideally, the bag would be palletized using a finger gripper, eliminating bag tearing and maintaining the predetermined stacking pattern.
Partial Production Simulation:
The robotic integrator recommended a simulation run including:
Phase 2: Production Tooling and Simulation
The second phase would focus on constructing the components determined from the first phase, running additional tests and full simulation runs with a lab robot and final quoted arm. A full production run simulation will be performed before shipping the system to the customer.
Phase 3: Shipping, Installation, Training and Production
Phase three is the initial production stage which includes installation and training. The robot integrator would begin familiarizing the customer's staff with programming associated with the system, allowing for easy transition from installation to production.