Case Study: Mölnlycke Health Care

Business Challenges

  • Efficiently transport and palletize SKUs while maintaining clean room standards
  • Stack pallets to over 90 inches in height while maintaining pallet integrity and eliminating the safety concerns of manual stacking
  • Ensure that all cases on a pallet are designated to the correct product batch
  • Implement an easy-to-operate system which would allow for a single operator to manage the robotic palletizing work cell as well as additional warehouse duties
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Mölnlycke Integrates Robotic Palletizing System in New Facility

When Mölnlycke Health Care, a world-leading manufacturer of single-use wound care and surgical products, decided to build a new manufacturing facility in Brunswick, Maine, they knew they had to outfit it with best-in-class material handling equipment.  Mölnlycke turned to Bastian Solutions to integrate a system which would efficiently transport and palletize SKUs while maintaining clean room standards on its production floor.

 

Key Technologies

Robotic End of Arm Tool

Robotic End of Arm Tool

 

See the results

The robotic palletizer completes over 16 pallets per day with room for growth

Pallets are stacked to over 90 inches without safety concerns of manually stacking tall pallets

Scanners check to ensure cases are for the correct batch

A single warehouse operator can manage the palletizer and other warehouse duties

Automated sluice maintains the positive pressure in the clean room area

Shuttleworth Slip-Torque conveyor allows accumulation of product in the clean room without a belt running underneath the cases

Ceiling-hung conveyors to allow for operator movement and material delivery to happen underneath

Full Pallet Ready for Pickup

Full Pallet Discharge

 

Photos of our solution

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