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Bag Palletizing Robots and Systems

Palletizing Machines and Palletizing Robots
Bag palletizing robot collects filled bags at end of the packaging line and places them on a shipping pallet.

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Automating the palletizing of bags provides the fastest return on investment!
Bag palletizing robots, or robot stackers, automatically stack filled valve bags and open mouth bags on pallets for shipping or storage. They are space saving solutions that can be oriented in any direction to accept bag inflow from a new or existing conveying system. They also minimize the risk of repetitive injuries caused by manually stacking bags on a shipping pallet, while simultaneously reducing staffing requirements.

What types of bagging systems are good candidates for a bag palletizing robot?
Typically, a bagging plant that handles the fewest number of products, one type of bag, and requires at least 3,000 bags filled per 8 hour day is a good candidate for a robot. Conversely, plants with multiple products being packaged into paper and plastic bags could require more of a customized solution for automation.

Please note: Even the most fully automated palletizing systems require at least one operator to be present 100% of the time.

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bag palletizing robot picks up 50lb bags of creep cattle feed pellets from pick conveyor
bag palletizing robot palletizes 50lb bags of creep cattle feed pellets
palletizing robot stacking bags of livestock feed pellets

Semi-Automatic Bag Palletizing Systems

This type of system uses a Fanuc palletizing robot in a single or dual stacking configuration for bagging operations filling 12 bags per minute or less.

It is generally called "semi-automatic" because it is able to provide approximately 80% automated palletizing. Safety fences surround the end of the bagging line, as well as the robot to ensure that the robot is not active in the zone where a forklift operator retrieves a filled pallet.

Process Description:

Empty pallets with slip sheets are placed manually by an operator in a designated place on the floor to the left or right of the Fanuc arm. Filled bags are conveyed through a flattening conveyor, accumulation conveyor, and finally to a pick conveyor at the end of the bagging line. The Fanuc arm picks up the bags and uniformly stacks them on the empty pallet. Once the pallet is full, a forklift operator will drive into the cage to retrieve the palletized bags. If the system allows for dual stacking, the robot will start to stack bags on the empty pallet to the left or right of the robot, while the forklift operator safely retrieves the full pallet. Full pallets are then taken to a stretch wrapper machine to secure the bags into place on the pallet. Then, the pallets are transported to shipping or storage.

  • Palletize up to 12 bags per minute or less
  • Single 6-axis Fanuc arm and mounting base (multiple Fanuc arms to choose from)
  • Touch-screen controls allows anyone to easily operate the robot with very little training
  • Small footprint allows for installation in existing plant layouts
  • Available in single or dual stacking configurations
  • Industrial strength end of arm tooling for multiple bag sizes and weights
  • Lifting capacity weight ranges up to 110 lbs.
  • Programmable pallet stack patterns with multiple pick points
  • Wire mesh safety fence with locking access door
  • Multiple Fanuc arms to choose from with end of arm tooling for cases, boxes, pails, and buckets
    • Bag vacuum
    • Fork-style
    • Bag clamp - single or multiple pick
    • Case grip
  • Robot protection and control packages for corrosive and high-temperature palletizing environments
  • Multiple 3 phase power options
  • Custom bag conveyors to fit new or existing bagging plant layouts

Images

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fanuc bag palletizing robot in an automatic palletizing system
fully automatic bag palletizing system with robot pallet dispenser and stretch wrapper
automatic pallet dispenser and automatic slip sheet dispenser

Fully Automatic Bag Palletizing Systems

These types of systems also use a Fanuc palletizing robot, but include additional equipment to fully automate end of line palletizing. This type of automated system is for bagging operations filling 20+ bags per minute or less.

Process Description:

A pallet dispenser pushes an empty pallet onto the robot stacking conveyor. The empty pallet is conveyed to an optional slip sheet dispenser that places a slip sheet on top of the pallet. Next, the pallet with the slip sheet is conveyed into the stacking position. The Fanuc arm and bag tool picks up filled bags from the pick conveyor and uniformly stacks them on the empty pallet. When the pallet is full, it is conveyed to an optional automatic stretch wrapper that spins and wraps the bags to secure them into place. Then the filled pallet is conveyed to the end of the line outside of the safety fence, where a fork truck operator retrieves the palletized bags for storing or shipping.

  • Palletize up to 20+ bags per minute
  • 6-axis Fanuc arm and mounting base (multiple Fanuc arms to choose from)
  • Fully automatic system can be incorporated into new or existing plant layouts
  • Automatic pallet dispensers
  • Automatic slip sheet dispensers
  • Automatic stretch wrappers
  • Touch-screen controls allows anyone to easily operate the robot and palletizing equipment with very little training
  • Available in single or dual stacking configurations
  • In-feed and full pallet transfer conveyors
  • Industrial strength end of arm tooling for multiple bag sizes and weights
  • Lifting capacity weight ranges up to 110 lbs.
  • Programmable pallet stack patterns with multiple pick points
  • Wire mesh safety fence with locking access door
  • Additional end of arm tooling for cases, boxes, pails, and buckets
    • Bag vacuum
    • Fork-style
    • Bag clamp - single or multiple pick
    • Case grip
  • Multiple Fanuc arms to choose from
  • Robot protection and control packages for corrosive and high-temperature palletizing environments
  • Multiple power options
  • Custom bag conveyors to fit new or existing bagging plant layouts

Images

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