Nachi's Partner in New Zealand recently commissioned a Palletiser Cell for Christchurch Customer.A Nachi SH133 robot with a reach of 2.65m and a payload capacity of 133 Kg Palletizes bags weighing 20 kg at a rate of 8 bags per minute
Initially the option of using Vacuum Suction to lift the bags were explored.But due to small thickness of plastic bags and the need for high speed transportation of bags,this option was ruled out.A mechanical gripper was designed which could transport the bags at high speed while keeping it centred with tool.The gripper had to come with flexible fingers to guide the bags while the patter forces it into place and levels it
Nachi robots come with additional piece of software which simplifies programming for palletising operations. A backbone program to identify the pick up position and drop off pallet position is all what the programmer has to program as the rest is calculated by the Palletize software running in the robot controller. The operation sequence and peripheral interfacing was handled by the Nachi AX controller’s inbuilt PLC which further reduces the cost of the palletiser cell. As the teach pendant can also act as an interface panel, Nachi controllers can be installed as a standalone controller, without the need for external control panels. Complex patterns can be easily programmed using the above mentioned Palletize software.
Nachi has installed a palletizing robot at its automation centre in Hallam for demonstration and training purposes.
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SH133 Palletising Video