The ergonomic pallet cell offers virtually non-stop operation
Allen-Bradley CompactLogix PLC (programmable logic controller)
Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus color
ESS Technologies Inc.
The new Dual Cell-E robotic palletizer from ESS Technologies Inc. integrates a FANUC M-710iC/50H five-axis robot with 50-kg payload capacity with custom-designed end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) to create a cost-effective, efficient, end-of-line solution for palletizing applications in a very small footprint, according to the company.
Designed for easy fit into existing packaging lines to eliminate manual pallet-loading, the ergonomic pallet cell offers virtually non-stop operation, whereby the robot automatically begins palletizing the second pallet position after the first pallet load is complete.
Optional light curtains with independent zone controls allow the operator to deactivate the safety sensors and remove the loaded pallet without stopping the robot, while additional system options include Allen-Bradley CompactLogix PLC (programmable logic controller) with Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus color touchscreen HMI (human-machine interface) terminal, deck sheet/tier sheet placement, and a safety guarding upgrade to interlocked polycarbonate panels.