This is accomplished using Fanuc robots to form individual packages into layers and a second, larger Fanuc robot fitted with a patented “fork gripper” to place the layers on a pallet. The DRAGON Beverage palletizer is suitable for PET, glass, or cans. The gentle handling of individual packages and full layers eliminates the risk of product damage and provides the flexibility needed to stack various formats (e.g. shrink, hi-cone, trays) on multiple pallet platforms (e.g. full pallets, half pallets, display pallets).
The DRAGON Beverage palletizing cell is designed to be close-coupled to the end of the packaging line and is completely accessible from the floor level, eliminating the need for expensive platforms and the safety risks associated with working on raised surfaces.
Equipped with operator-friendly HMI and Auto-Pallet Pattern software, the DRAGON Beverage palletizer is designed for quick recovery after upset conditions and is capable of changing formats quickly without mechanical adjustments.