Robotics Industry News
Intelligrated at PACK EXPO 2011: PLC-Controlled Robotic Case Packing and Unpacking
Intelligrated Posted 08/08/2011Company demonstrates Alvey® Robotics operating on industry-standard controls for improved line integration
(Cincinnati) Intelligrated®, a leading North American-owned automated material handling solutions provider, will feature the latest in Alvey® robotic case packing, unpacking and palletizing capabilities at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011 on September 26-28. The Intelligrated booth (#3611) will feature two robotic arms operating on a single PLC-based control system performing robotic case unpacking and case packing of bottles. It will also showcase a third robotic arm operating on proprietary robotic controls demonstrating case palletizing. The exhibit will be of particular interest to companies looking to integrate robotics into existing fill lines, including wineries, distilleries and craft breweries.
With quick line changeovers becoming more prevalent, companies are looking at automation to avoid downtime and gain efficiencies. Alvey Robotics from Intelligrated, operating on industry-standard controls, enable customers to deploy efficient and repeatable robotics solutions that seamlessly integrate with other line equipment. By maintaining a familiar control platform, existing personnel can support these Intelligrated robotic applications without being "robotic experts.”
“With today’s production line handling multiple SKUs, varied product sizes, new packaging configurations and quick line changeovers, companies are now looking to automate processes that are typically done manually,” said Steve Ackerman, executive vice president, Intelligrated. “The key to getting the most out of your robotics solution is the communication process, and complete line automation is made possible with PLC-based control systems.”
Intelligrated offers single-source responsibility for complete integrated robotic systems using Fanuc, Motoman or KUKA arms, including system design, simulation, fabrication, installation, commissioning and after-sales customer support. Alvey robotics system capabilities include EOATs (end of arm tools), case unscramblers, automated pallet or sheet dispensers, infeed conveyors for single or multiple lines, full-load pallet discharge conveyors, sortation solutions, advanced PLC control systems, vision systems as well as stretchwrapper integration.
For more information, and to see the PLC-controlled robotic demonstration, please visit booth #3611 at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011.
Intelligrated® is a leading North American-owned, single-point provider of automated material handling solutions with operations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Intelligrated designs, manufactures and installs complete material handling automation solutions, including conveyor systems, IntelliSort® sortation systems, Alvey® palletizers and robotics, Real Time Solutions® order fulfillment systems, warehouse control software and advanced machine controls—all supported by 24x7 Customer Service and Support.
Serving the warehousing, distribution, consumer product manufacturing, postal and parcel markets, Intelligrated collaborates closely with its clients to develop productivity solutions and support their needs throughout the life of their material handling systems.