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Motion Controls Robotics Solves Flexible, Fast Palletizing for Gallon Jugs

Motion Controls Robotics, Inc.

Motion Controls Robotics (MCRI) solves new challenges faced by a leading dairy producer using two FANUC robots working together to meet rate and quality standards.

Motion Controls Robotics recently installed a gallon jug palletizing system for a leading dairy producer. This dairy producer, like many, was faced with new end customer requirements driven by cost savings that meant significant packaging process changes. The new palletizing system must meet the challenge of maintaining the end customer’s required production rate as well as reducing overall labor in the packaging room where workers routinely work in near zero temperatures.

MCRI’s palletizing solution includes two FANUC robots; a FANUC M410iC/185 for palletizing the gallon jugs and a FANUC M710iC/50 for moving dunnage within the robot cell. MCRI’s highly advanced collision avoidance logic allows the robots to work together simultaneously in the same spaces with very tight time intervals and no risk of collision. This eliminates wasted time because one robot palletizes the gallon jugs while the other places trays and pallet dollies.

This setup also features an efficient end of arm tool design for the dunnage handling and palletizing robot and light curtains to allow operators to add and remove dollies and trays quickly.

The palletizing cell highlights how new technologies can be used to maintain manufacturing requirements and improve production processes. A second near identical system was successfully installed at a sister plant. A similar system can be integrated into a variety of manufacturing environments to palletize plastic jugs of liquid such as milk, juices, water, or bulk chemicals. This type of palletizing cell can be integrated from start to production in under 6 months.

To see this cell in action visit Motion Controls Robotics on YouTube where Robotic Palletizing of Filled Plastic Jugs in Close Quarters is the featured video.

About Motion Controls Robotics
Founded in 1995 and celebrating over 25 years of continuous growth, Motion Controls Robotics is a leading provider of automation solutions to manufacturing industries. The company provides full service robotic solutions from concept to installation and service/support that keep manufacturers competitive. Motion Controls Robotics creates solutions for Fortune 500 and small to medium-sized companies in the food & beverage, plastics, building & construction materials, converting, manufacturing and board & sheet goods industries. Motion Controls Robotics provides automation solutions to manufacturers for a variety of applications including material handling (case packing, palletizing and machine tending), and vision-guided systems.  Motion Controls Robotics is an exclusive Level 4 Certified Servicing Integrator for FANUC Robotics, and a SmartCart Automatic Guided Cart Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Daifuku Webb.

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