The UK manufacturing industry is sometimes considered as a declining industry. However, the UK is currently the 9th largest manufacturing nation on the globe. It employs over 2.5 million people and has an annual output of almost £200 billion. Robot palletising is one of many solutions that can support the manufacturing industry. When used in the right way, robot palletising offers a flexible and fast palletising solution. Most importantly, making it a cost-effective way to palletise in the manufacturing industry.
What is robotic palletising?
Palletising can be defined as ‘the action of loading or stacking goods on pallets in a defined pattern’. Thus, robotic palletising is the use and installation of robotic systems to fulfil the palletising function. Although, robot palletising differs from the other methods of automated palletising, as it provides a higher-level of control of the arrangement of each pallet.
Robot or robotic palletising is usually installed for speedy transportation of larger and heavier goods. Therefore, offers a solution with an easily adaptable method of transportation, whether the differential is size, weight or speed.
What are the different types of robot palletising?
There are a range of different robot palletising options. Though, choosing the right method is dependent upon the requirements that you need your robotic palletising solution to fulfil. See the list below to for the different robotic palletising options:
Box Palletising – usually means carboard boxes and is a very common solution for the food industry.
Can Palletising – a solution for canned foods such as soups and bean, storing thing them to achieve high levels of efficiency.
Bottle Palletising – used mainly in drinks industry, soft or alcoholic, again storing to meet high efficiency levels.
Crate Palletising – mainly refers to plastic crates, includes de-palletising of empty crates.
Sack Palletising – bespoke grippers and conveyors included to suitably transfer goods.
Tray Palletising – usually used for dairy, fruit, and vegetable products.
Bespoke Palletising – tailored solutions for irregular sizing, weights, and shapes.
Robot palletising with LAC Conveyors & Automation
At LAC Conveyors & Automation, we boast a wealth of experience of solving a variety of robotic palletising problems. The LAC team will design your bespoke solution fit to purpose. Consequently, your palletising needs will be fulfilled. Whether it’s totes and boxes, drums and sacks or trays and jigs, LAC have the capabilities to provide a solution for you.
Four reasons to choose LAC for robotic palletising
- Innovative and high-quality technology.
- Bespoke solutions to best fit your needs.
- Professionally delivered projects throughout the business.
- Preservation of your system, through quality servicing and aftercare.
What does robot palletising cost?
We recognise that price can be a deciding factor when choosing your palletising system. However, it is important to recognise that each installation and each system is different. Therefore, the price of an installation is hard to quantify without getting in touch with our team. The important factor to consider is the long-term cost-effectiveness that a robot palletising solution from LAC could bring your manufacturing business.
Want to find out more about robotic palletising?
Take a look at our robot palletising page for more information. Also, have a read of how we solved a pallet handling problem for a leading drinks manufacturer. Don’t forget to follow us on LinkedIn for the latest updates on all things LAC. Finally, if you want to speak to one of our team for some expert advice, see our contact page.