McCormick Spices

McCormick Improves Efficiency with a Full Layer Robotic Palletizer

McCormick turned to Bastian Solutions to help automate and improve their palletizing process. After analyzing McCormick’s needs, we recommended a full layer robotic palletizing system to reduce operational costs and improve efficiency.


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Business Objectives

  • Palletizing multiple product lines with the same robot
  • Need to palletize in a very small footprint
  • Robot must palletize very heavy layer weights
  • End of arm tool must accommodate wide or narrow side leading cases
  • System must achieve a consistent rate of 40 cases per minute in a very small footprint

Key Technologies

  • FANUC Robotics M-410 palletizing robot
  • Custom-designed full-layer end of arm tool
  • 3-strand drag chain pallet conveyor
  • Robotics controls
  • Carton scanner
  • CDLR case conveyor
  • Selective turning corner


  • The system palletizes full layers at a time
  • Maintains a palletizing rate of 45 cases-per-minute
  • Streamlined controls system requires just one software package for operation
  • Increased system visibility to the end-user


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