Endoline Machinery (www.endoline.co.uk) has announced the launch of the “Spider” palletizing robot at the upcoming PPMA (Processing and Packaging Machinery Association) show.
A servo driven gantry robot, this new machine is designed with three or four axes. It offers a compact footprint and can palletize crates, boxes, bags, buckets and other packed products from one or multiple lines. Its interpolated controls enable the heavy-duty linear axes to move like spiders with accuracy and speed. This allows the new machine to achieve a maximum speed of up to 10 cycles per minute.
It comes with an innovative fast gripper changing system that enables the machine to shift to clamping gripper from vacuum gripper. This makes the machine suitable for various sectors, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics as well as food and drink. A stored pre-programmed pallet patterns allows the “Spider” to change over quickly and efficiently.
The status of the servo drives, machine, and the different peripheral equipment can be continuously monitored at its “operator display” panel. The software’s ease of use feature allows customers to integrate new palletizing patterns.
“The ‘Spider’ machine came to our attention through one of our European distributors – as the machine is particularly successful withinBelgiumandHolland,” said Alan Yates, MD and CEO of Endoline Machinery.
”It was the ‘Spiders’ ability to palletize different types of containers which was particularly appealing to us as this would work for all of our customers and is not dependant on the industry they are in. As a result we have established a joint venture with the Belgian company who manufacture the ‘Spider’ to produce it and launch it within theUK.”