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Intelligrated to Feature Robotic Palletizing and Depalletizing Solutions at PACK EXPO 2017
Honeywell Intelligrated Posted 08/10/2017
Booth demonstrations focus on the flexibility to accommodate variety of workflows, product types and layout requirements
(CINCINNATI)—More than 30,000 attendees, over 2,000 exhibitors, more than 40 vertical industries – PACK EXPO 2017 is coming soon to the Las Vegas Convention Center. From Sept. 25-27, Intelligrated® will showcase its robotic palletizing and depalletizing solutions in booth #C-3906. The robotic solutions on display enable reliable, high throughput with reduced labor requirements and offer the flexibility to accommodate a variety of packaging types, stacking patterns and layout constraints.
The booth demonstration showcases a unitizing approach to robotic palletizing in which loads are built directly onto slip sheets or conveyor, a practice common in manufacturing operations serving a variety of international markets or handling empty containers. Unitized loads travel to the robotic depalletizer on Intelligrated Palmat™ conveyor, a full-width, heavy-duty modular plastic belt designed for applications with column-stacked or unitized loads that are unstable or difficult to handle. Finally, the robotic depalletizer unloads items and places them on MDR conveyor for transportation back to the palletizer. The demonstration uses a Rockwell Automation-based HMI for clear visualization of equipment status and diagnostics.
“Attendees come to PACK EXPO facing a variety of competing demands, from expanding inventories and SKU proliferation to limited space and rigorous uptime requirements,” says Matt Wicks, vice president, product development, manufacturing systems. “As an RIA-certified robot integrator, Intelligrated offers the proven experience and expertise to solve these challenges, along with single-source accountability, dedicated support and integrated software and controls to make the most of automation investments and set up operations for long-term success.”
Booth visitors can also learn about Intelligrated’s IntelliGen™ palletizing software. IntelliGen offers a user-friendly, flexible solution to easily adjust pattern and load configurations according to changing product dimensions and other variables, without the need for a service call or complex external software programs.
Representatives from Intelligrated Lifecycle Support Services will be on hand to discuss system assessments – part of the company’s comprehensive lifecycle management framework. Engineers with equipment-specific expertise visit customer sites to evaluate component condition and provide recommendations for service, replacement, upgrades or modifications, ultimately helping maximize system uptime and performance.
Intelligrated, now part of Honeywell, is a leading North American-based, single-source provider of intelligent automated material handling solutions that drive fulfillment productivity for retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers around the world. Through a broad portfolio of automation equipment, software, service and support, Intelligrated solutions give businesses a competitive edge and optimize operational performance through increased flexibility, efficiency and accuracy.
Intelligrated designs, manufactures, integrates and installs complete material handling automation solutions including conveyor, IntelliSort sortation, Alvey palletizers and robotics, and automated storage and retrieval systems – all managed by advanced machine controls and software. Intelligrated Software offers warehouse execution systems, a scalable suite of software that manages the entire fulfillment process, including equipment, labor and business intelligence, integrated with voice- and light-directed picking and putting technologies.
From concept to integration to lifecycle support services, Intelligrated delivers dependable, sustained distribution and fulfillment success, and maximum return on investment. Intelligrated backs every project with 24X7 multilingual technical support and access to lifecycle service through a network of national, regional and local service centers.