Hybrid Case Palletizer
Hybrid technology is basically a combination of conventional and robotic handling practices. A case routing zone replaces need for a case switch and pneumatic case diverters. A multi-axis SCARA servo positioner (one or two depending on the line speed), automatically tracks, turns, and redirects the product to its intended lane.
Contrary to mainstream robotics, the Sentry Hybrid arms utilize open source Allen Bradley programming. In addition to being very flexible for future product considerations and change-over, the use of the SCARA style positioning provides gentle handling on sensitive packages and extremely accurate placement of the product.
Quick change End-Of-Arm Tooling is custom-made and included for each of the intended package sizes. The case routing zone is equipped with barrier guarding (wire mesh fencing) and interlocks for operator safety.
Minimizes production costs
Offers a buffer to accommodate unexpected interruptions that can be costly
Adds temporary storage between production machinery
Maximizes product versatility