The automatic depalletizing using industrial robots is the most intelligent solution in most cases.
It offers many advantages over the old cartesian systems:
A programmable robot is able to depalletize a wide variety of box sizes and anti-slip cardboard using the same tool, but if necessary, you can opt for an automatic gripper changer that extends its functionality.
2.- Maintenance and service life.
Cartesian systems are composed of linear axis and complex elements such as gears, pneumatic cylinders which maintenance is much more complicated than the one of an industrial robot.
The robots that we integrate are always top brands which reliability is enormously superior to cartesian depalletizing systems since they are machines produced in series and globally tested.
We have carried out depalletizing projects of multiproduct boxes and trays, as well as the depalletizing of different metallic containers in beginning lines in the food sector.
Automatic depalletizing of plastic crates with returnable bottles. 3D Vision + Robot.
The plastic crates that contain the used bottles arrive at the bottling plant in pallets with different dimensions and configurations.
Our automatic depalletizing solution uses a 3D artificial vision camera capable of locating the configuration and dimensions of each pallet. Send this information to a Fanuc robot equipped with a gripper that takes the complete layer to later release the boxes on a conveyor system that finally manages to send in a single row all the boxes of the pallet.
Our 3D vision system brings great reliability to the process ensuring the correct capture of each layer. In the event that the boxes are damaged or there are foreign elements inside them, the process will be stopped, notifying the system operator of the reason for the stop.
All the systems that we supply are thoroughly tested in our facilities, before they start up in the final customer.
Canned food Palletizing in transit to the autoclave.
This robotic cell performs 3 different functions.
- Depalletizes the glass jars that come inside stainless steel cages from the retort and leaves them in the line of quality inspection.
- Takes the cans from the inspection line and leave on pallets, adding anti-slip cardboard between layers.
- Depalletizes the inspected and stored cans and leaves them on final labelling line.
Another robotic cell installed by us, performs the final palletizing using a smaller robot.
Cartons depalletizing cell.
It is also possible to perform automatic depalletizing when the pallet contains cartons of different sizes. In this case, the products that are inside the carton, have a weight that could damage the base of boxes. For this reason, the "comb" type gripper is the most suitable, since it also holds the box from below, avoiding possible product to drop.
The artificial vision system identifies the type of the box, its dimensions and location in the space, to be able to proceed to automatic discharge.
Plastic trays depalletizer.
This company automatically manages the order of their online catalog, so it needs a system capable of depalletizing trays for different products that will conform the order of a specific distributor.
Our robotic installation is in charge of managing all the mobements of pallets from the store where the monoproduct pallets are located, as well as the exit to the trnasport that will take it to the final destination.
The provided gripper allows to depalletize the trays in a fast and reliable way, holding the trays with pneumatic actuators. It is completed with our automatic empty pallet stacking system which stores the empty ones completely, and supplies them when necessary.
Meat cans depalletizing cell.
The cans to be handled come from an autoclave, where they have been processed to maximize the preservation of the meat inside. They are located inside a metal basket and there is a perforated plastic sheet that separates each layer of cans.
A robot with great load capacity equipped with a magnetic gripper, is able to perform the automated extraction of the cans and the already mentioned plastic sheets. The meat cans are depalletized on a modular belt conveyor and then distributed on multiple conveyors where the products are brought in a row towards the labeling and packing area.
Visit our meat section to complete information.
Automatic depalletizing of PET bottles.
This solution is the begining of the production line within this vinegar producer.
Our system is the responsible of dispensing the plastic containers that will be filled immediately afterwards.
A powerful robot takes each tray full of cans and depalletize them on the area of cans discharge.
A device designed by us takes charge of the rows of cans and leaves them gently on the conveyor that will take them to the filling area, capping and labelling.
Visit our wines, vinegars and liqueur section to complete information.
Empty cans depalletizing.
It is the opposite process to what happens in tin can factories. In this case, the depalletizing of the empty metallic containers is made in the company that processes the food. They are going to filled them with tomato sauce. T
he proposed solution consists in two chain conveyors in the entrance of full pallets, two stores for frames, cardboards and pallets, and several conveyors that are responsible of dismantle the layer of cans to turn it into a single row of cans.
The handle of the complete layers of cans, as well as the frames, cardboard and pallets, is made with a powerful 4 axes robot equipped with a specifically developed gripper for this type of processes.
The complete design of the cell is handled by the mechanical and electrical design department of Inser Robotica.
Visit our sauces section to complete information.