ADJUST YOUR PRODUCTION TO THE MARKET REQUIREMENTS THANKS TO WIKPOL’S FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS

Wikpol’s robot-based palletizing and packaging lines are characterized by a high flexibility, thanks to which they prove useful under any operating production conditions, and in working with any product. The scope of tasks performed at the line often goes beyond the palletizing and packaging area, and includes a number of activities related to other processes: packaging, quality inspection, internal logistics etc.

Wikpol’s palletizing and packaging lines are flexible, because they make it possible to:

place products on pallets according to complex templates

adapt to a new production profile easily and quickly

increase the efficiency in the event of an increase in the production volume

cooperate with other work stations, e.g. packaging or automated palletizing and packaging stations, e.g. with palletizers

palletize assortments of very diverse shapes, weights, dimensions, and manufacturing materials.

palletize products being fed from several production lines at the same time or by means of switching.

palletize short series

stacking of large batches

controlling the operation of the line from different levels

trouble-free connection to devices installed at the plant and to units which will be installed in the future

full exchange of data with any existing IT systems, and with any software which will be developed in the future

smoothly switch between the stacking templates using different pallet types

implement additional duties, such as:

  • control of product weight or shape and discrimination of out-of-tolerance pieces
  • detecting metals
  • marking or labelling the products, packages
  • controlling the labels for compliance, correctness
  • forming trays, displays, and cardboard boxes
  • packing the products
  • mixing different types of products in multipacks
  • closing the packages
  • controlling the packages for correct closing
  • packing loose goods with forming the shape of the bags
  • applying the corners, washers, spacers, and lids on the pallets
  • foil wrapping and labelling the pallets
  • close transport at the manufacturing department

NUMBERS CONFIRMING THE FLEXIBILITY

A line for stacking fire -resistant materials on kiln cars

57 is the number of types of ceramic fittings received from two presses by a single robot
76 is the number of templates for stacking products without the need to make changes in the system
The products differ in dimensions and shapes. Their length is from 150 to 600 mm, and the weight is within 2 to 40 kg.

Palletizing and packaging line for cardboard boxes – food industry

32 the number of templates for arranging cardboard boxes on pallets with one product range in 32 types
86 cardboard boxes per minute – the average capacity of the palletizing and packaging line
The robot's work head picks up cardboard boxes of different sizes and weights.
The system is not sensitive to the differences in the packages: multi-pack or cardboard box.
At the pallet preparation station, the robot replaces several devices.
The robot applies corners which previously would be installed only manually owing to the complexity and specificity of the movement.

Palletizing and packaging line for paint cans – chemical industry

70 cans per minute – the capacity of a single robot
13 package sizes – the line palletizes plastic buckets, loose cans and can packages with capacities between 0.1 l to 25 l
The number of layers on pallets from 1 to 7
Central palletizing system – it includes 5 palletizing robot stations where products are directed from the central transporting line in accordance with the current production plan

The robots are very flexible when it comes to the diversification of palletized products.

The robots also facilitate making changes in the production process, such as: product modifications, production profile modifications, station modernizations, or process optimization. Thanks to the flexibility of robots, these changes can be made quickly, at relatively low costs.

The line is refitted to a different assortment or various activities within the same cycle without the need to laboriously refit the devices (automatic refitting), which makes it possible to minimize or even eliminate pauses for adapting the production to the new conditions.

These are the most important arguments for the persons responsible for the efficient course of production operations. The users of robotized palletizing and packaging systems also emphasize the benefits resulting from the ability to expand them easily or combine them with other lines or devices.

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