COBOLOADER. Robotic loading of case and tray erectors.
The first solution that automates the loading of case and tray erectors.
The cell automates the un-ergonomic task of feeding blank cartons to the case erector.
The cobot locates the position of the stack of carton blanks on the pallet by itself, picks groups of them and
places them on the magazine of the case or tray erector.
We have two different technologies depending on the type of cardboard to be handled:
- Boxes or trays without holes are picked from the side, with a maximum of 4 stacks per pallet, at a speed of 20 units per minute.*
- Trays with holes are picked from the top, with a maximum of 4 stacks per pallet, at a speed of 40 units per minute.*
*Depending on the thickness and dimensions of the cardboard, the productivity of the system may vary.
COBOLOADER working in a real case
Coboloader is already helping to improve the end-of-line efficiency of leading food and beverage companies.
In this example, you can see how the cell works autonomously by placing the clusters of cartons onto the belt conveyor that acts as a feeder magazine for the automatic case erector.
An unrivalled robotic cell in the world market.
We have dedicated all our robot experience to develop the only cell capable of reliably performing the task.
Its advantages include:
- Flexibility to adapt to a wide variety of carton erecting machines.
- Minimal footprint. 2.500mm long by 1.800mm wide.
- Minimum maintenance required. Up to 35,000 operating hours without greasing.
- High productivity. 40 boxes/minute, depending on the type and dimensions of the box.
- Low energy comsumption. 400W power consumption and less than 6 litres/hour of compressed air.
The safety of the cell is ensured by the proper configuration of the collaborative arm and the incorporation of several scanners that will reduce the system's operating speed when a person approaches the work area.
Information to be taken into account:
- Pallets must not have straps nor interlayers.
- If the magazine on which the grouping is placed is inclined, it will be necessary to study the stability of the drop, and perhaps a device to help referencing the grouping at the magazine would be necessary.
Here you can see its most important components:
This type of robot includes sophisticated safety functions that combine hardware and software to be able to operate safely alongside people. Their light weight allows us to place them on simpler structures and increase their reach with lifting columns or tracks at a low cost.
The lifting column ensures optimum reach for the collaborative robot at all working heights.
Positioning is done automatically according to the handling requirements of the carton blanks.
Gripper specifically designed for loading carton blanks
Because the loading capacity of collaborative robots is quite limited, very lightweight tools are required.
Our designs take this into account to maximise load capacity while keeping reliability at a high level.
Even though all the integrated elements are considered collaborative, the risk posed by moving loads at head height has to be taken into account. The cell is equipped with up to three safety scanners. Each scanner demarcates two safety areas. If only the outermost area is invaded, the cobot switches to reduced speed mode, with normal operation speed being restored once it leaves that area. If the nearest area is invaded, maximum speed will not be restored until an external reset is pressed.
Collaborative robots or cobots have a limited reach that prevents them from reaching all possible configurations of folded crate stacks.
To achieve the optimal reach, we integrate a motorized track.
Referencer for inclined magazine
If the magazine on which the grouping is placed is inclined, it will be necessary to study the stability
of the drop, and perhaps a device to help referencing the grouping at the magazine would be
Rental and Pay-Per-Use Options.
Affordable access for SMEs or companies with seasonal production.
We have removed all the barriers that prevent access to this technology, offering two alternatives to standard ownership.
- Renting. With a fixed monthly charge to support you when you most need it.
- Robot as a Service or Pay-Per-Use. Thanks to the system’s integrated connectivity, you need only pay for the boxes that are palletised with the robot.
For total peace of mind, both options include brand-recommended preventive and corrective maintenance.
No high upfront Investments - Operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.