February 20, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Feb. 19, 2017 – CKF Systems, a supplier of automated handling, robotic solutions and conveyor systems to manufacturing industry, has developed a range of robot handling cells designed specifically for businesses operating a manual palletizing line.
The AC25, a direct replacement for existing manual operations, is “exceptionally easy to install and operate,” says CKF, adding that the cell will typically provide a payback in under two years. The cell utilizes an ABB 4-axis robot and industry standard equipment and comes with full support, including training and spares, a 12-month warranty and the option for a range of add-on features. It is capable of handling cases with dimensions of up 400 mm long x 300 mm wide x 250 mm high and a net weight of 25kg. In addition, the cell can be expanded to accommodate additional modules such as vision cameras, layer cards, open-flap detection and pre-collation of boxes for increased throughputs and alternating pallet patterns.