PLC-controlled robotic case packing and unpacking
May 7, 2012
Intelligrated (www.intelligrated.com) introduces the latest in Alvey® robotic case packing, unpacking and palletizing capabilities.
With quick line changeovers becoming more prevalent, companies are looking at automation to avoid downtime and gain efficiencies. Alvey Robotics from Intelligrated, operating on industry-standard controls, enable customers to deploy efficient and repeatable robotics solutions that seamlessly integrate with other line equipment. By maintaining a familiar control platform, existing personnel can support these Intelligrated robotic applications without being "robotic experts.”
“With today’s production line handling multiple SKUs, varied product sizes, new packaging configurations and quick line changeovers, companies are now looking to automate processes that are typically done manually,” says Steve Ackerman, executive vice president, Intelligrated. “The key to getting the most out of your robotics solution is the communication process, and complete line automation is made possible with PLC-based control systems.”
Intelligrated offers single-source responsibility for complete integrated robotic systems using Fanuc, Motoman or KUKA arms, including system design, simulation, fabrication, installation, commissioning and after-sales customer support. Alvey robotics system capabilities include EOATs, case unscramblers, automated pallet or sheet dispensers, infeed conveyors for single or multiple lines, full-load pallet discharge conveyors, sortation solutions, advanced PLC control systems, vision systems as well as stretchwrapper integration.