Global Material Handling System Integrators
 
 

Johnson Controls

 

Reducing Operational Costs & Improving Ergonomic Conditions with a New Robotic Palletizing System

Servus Intralogistics offers an innovative material handling solution in which all processes run seamlessly from incoming goods to small parts storage (ASRS), picking, production, assembly, office and eventually to the shipping area.

Additionally, the optimized flow of your production material eliminates unnecessary inventory, reducing your total cost.

 

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Objectives

  • Palletizing rate of over 22 batteries per minute
  • Palletizing system must be capable of handling about 30 different SKU's
  • Products range in size from 6" to 14" in length
  • Over 70 different pallet patterns with availability to easily program new ones
  • System is subjected to an extremely caustic environment and must withstand years of direct contact with hydrochloric (battery) acid
 
Drag Chain Pallet Conveyor

Key Technologies

  • ABB's Foundry 2 Plus palletizing robot has the capability to stand up to the harsh environment, as well as the reach, payload, and speed to produce the results required
  • Bastian's proven Robotic End of Arm Tooling combined with a revolutionary row forming conveyor that acts as an auxiliary axis to the robot makes palletizing so many different batteries possible
  • ABB's auxiliary axis package also allows the robot to control the row forming conveyor and enabled us to handle so many different products
  • Pallet conveyor
  • Robotic controls
  • Vision system for product identification
 
BATTERY PALLETIZING ROBOT AND END OF ARM TOOL

Results

With the installation of this robotic palletizing system, Johnson Controls was able to eliminate the manual handling of batteries in their palletizing operation. This was the 8th battery palletizing system Bastian has created for this customer and this particular system achieved an ROI of less than a year while exceeding system throughput requirements.

 
VISION SYSTEM FOR PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

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