Canadian Packaging

New Intelligrated White Paper asks: is conventional palletizing dead?

Paper features application-specific comparison of conventional versus robotic palletizing.


April 18, 2012
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Intelligrated, a Cincinnati, OH-based leading North American-owned automated material handling solutions provider with operations in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, has released a new white paper discussing the viability of various types of palletizing technologies, ranging from conventional machines to robotic solutions.

Conventional vs. Robotic Palletizing” outlines the specific applications that favor robotic, conventional and hybrid palletizing solutions.

Rather than getting immersed in ambiguous statistics and marketing buzz words like “flexible” or “fixed automation,” the paper looks at the specific applications that favor certain palletizing technology to determine if the future of palletizing is exclusively robotic.

Robotic palletizing favors lower-speed operations as well as applications where the product shape demands the precision of an articulated arm. Conventional palletizers are ideal for very high-speed applications and remain flexible in regards to product packaging and stacking patterns. The paper also highlights the recent innovation of conventional and robotic combinations, which yield a solution that combines the flexibility and repeatability of robotic arms with the speed and reliability of conventional palletizers.

Will one type of technology dominate palletizing in the future?  Download “Conventional vs. Robotic Palletizing” to find out what Intelligrated thinks. To download the white paper, visit the Intelligrated Information Center at www.intelligrated.com/information_center.

For sales and marketing information, contact Emily Smith, senior marketing coordinator, Intelligrated, at (513) 881-5239 or via e-mail at emily.smith@intelligrated.com, or visit the company website at www.intelligrated.com.

About Intelligrated

Intelligrated is a leading North American-owned, single-point provider of automated material handling solutions with operations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Intelligrated designs, manufactures and installs complete material handling automation solutions, including conveyor systems, IntelliSort sortation systems, Alvey palletizers and robotics, Real Time Solutions order fulfillment systems, warehouse control software and advanced machine controls—all supported by 24×7 customer service and support.
Serving the warehousing, distribution, consumer product manufacturing, postal and parcel markets, Intelligrated collaborates closely with its clients to develop productivity solutions and support their needs throughout the life of their material handling systems.






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