Canadian Packaging

New z.ZAG Palletizer/Depalletizer from Eagle Packaging Machinery

New from Eagle Packaging Machinery LLC of Miami, FL, comes the z.Zag Palletizer that uses a vacuum system to automatically pick up a specific case and place it on a pallet.


November 17, 2010
by Canadian Packaging Staff

New from Eagle Packaging Machinery LLC of Miami, FL, comes the z.Zag Palletizer that uses a vacuum system to automatically pick up a specific case and place it on a pallet.

The z.Zag is designed for end of line applications where production is distributed over several production lines. Placing a z.Zag at the end of each production line is less expensive than using costly conveyors to transport cases to a centralized high cost, high-speed palletizer.

The position of each case is calculated automatically according to the desired pattern and the dimensions of the case; the z.Zag palletizer will locate all cases on one pallet and upon completion will begin filling the next pallet as the first pallet is replaced. The end effector uses vacuum generators to pick up and place the product from above. It has a suction capacity of over 250 pounds and is capable of lifting 40-pound boxes at speeds up to six boxes per minute.

Designed to SCARA Standards in a compact footprint, the z.ZAG is designed for multiple pack patterns for both column-stacked and interlocked configurations. Servo-driven with PLC controls and a color touch screen make setting up and operating the palletizer extremely user-friendly.

For more information, visit www.eaglepm.com or call 305-622-4070.