Palletizing of groceries
Sealing System has supplied Biogan with an AUBO palletizing solution. Based in Lystrup near Aarhus, Biogan is a wholesale company trading exclusively in organic goods (food and non-food) for grocery stores, health food and specialty stores.
Before Biogan received the AUBO palletizing unit, palletizing was done manually. This meant, among other things, that the plant had to be stopped when the track was filled with boxes. Biogan runs many different products on the same packaging line, and therefore the boxes may vary in weight and size.
The ideal solution was an AUBO palletizer thanks to its speedy changeover between productions. Biogan rented the palletizing unit for half a year to find out if it was the right solution. When they decided to purchase the palletizer, the six-month rental was deducted as a discount.
The cobot palletizing solution consists of product conveyors as well as an AUBO palletizing solution with suction tools. The AUBO robot is an i10. The robot arm can lift up to 10 kg.
The AUBO robot is collaborative robot. As it does not require any safety fencing, it takes up significantly less space than other similar solutions.
The palletizing solution reduces the amount of heavy lifting on a daily basis. At the same time, the process is faster when there is no need to stop production when changing from one production to another.
The robot can be integrated without necessarily having to change the existing line.
Throughput of up to five picks per minute without the need for security fencing
Fast changeover between product types
No heavy lifting. It makes life easier for the employees who previously had to move the boxes on to the pallet manually
Compact and simple solution
Ideal for production with great product variation
"Teach function” where each position can be set manually
Easy to program
Significantly less expensive than other solutions in the same category
Flexibility and high precision
Flexible and precise
A Cobot can release labor or assist employees with manually performed, monotonous and grueling tasks. Great variation in movement ensures that the cobot can perform repeated movements with high precision. Therefore, it is particularly suitable for pick and place / handling and palletizing jobs.
The cobot is ideal for companies with great variation in products or product variants (weight and size), where rapid changeover is crucial. It can quickly be reprogrammed or moved and implemented elsewhere in the production.
Sealing System has developed their very own software for robot palletizing: IPS - Intelligent Packaging Software. IPS has been thoroughly tested by our robot programmers and engineers. We attached great importance to designing a user-friendly and logical control panel so that the individual operator can easily operate and program the robot.
A cobot is an easy way to streamline production. A cobot is affordable and cheap to run; it is stable, and it works 24/7, and it is space-saving compared to ordinary robot cells with safety fencing. The investment will soon have paid for itself and at the same time, it provides competitive advantages.
Solutions by Sealing System may be purchased or rented.
Packing and palletizing machines can be integrated in various intelligent packaging solutions. See more solutions in our Cases section.
We have made an animation of “The product's path through the packaging line" to illustrate the various functions that may be included in our intelligent packaging solutions.
Anders Bundgaard Diernæs
Tel. +45 2055 5834