How Robotic Palletizing Works
Products to be palletized are fed into the robotic cell via the infeed conveyor system. A pallet is deposited into the pallet loading area either by an automated pallet dispenser or by the palletizing robot. The robot picks one or multiple products at a time, then quickly and accurately places them on a pallet.
The pattern is constructed layer by layer, utilizing slip or tier sheets if needed. Once the load is complete, the pallet is removed from the robotic cell via the outfeed conveyor for stretch wrapping or other downstream processing. The palletizing robot repeats the process with a new pallet.
Robotic palletizing systems can be designed to palletize a wide range of products:
- Standard applications: cases, mixed pallets, or bags
- Unique, custom needs: scrap metal bails, batteries, and other heavy, hazardous materials.
Pallet Pattern Software
StackOrder™, our proprietary pallet pattern editor software, allows customers to visualize and edit pallet stacking patterns used by their Bastian Solutions’ palletizing robots. Users can implement and manage patterns across the entire fleet using our pattern selector software, StackOrder GO™. These applications improve speed and accuracy of current palletizing processes and can adapt to future operational needs.
End of Arm Tooling
Custom-designed EoATs (end of arm tools) expand the robot’s capabilities beyond just stacking products, allowing it to also handle pallets, slip sheets and tier sheets, fully automating the palletizing process without adding additional equipment. Custom EoATs can also be designed for difficult-to-handle, delicate, or hazardous products.