Rotary palletizing systems have proven to be extremely useful in both the manufacturing and shipping industries. They help reduce labor costs and boost production efficiency. They also help cut down on product returns and enhance customer service. They are used in a wide range of industries including the retail, industrial, and foodservice industries.
The most common use of the rotary palletizing systems is in the manufacturing industry. In this case, the equipment functions as a type of conveyor belt that helps load or place materials in pallets according to their weight and sizes. This process is highly time consuming, which is one of the reasons why many companies do not employ it in their production plants. Instead of employing their staff to manually load and unload workpieces, they choose to let the machines do it for them. This reduces employee fatigue, decreases the cost of operation, and speeds up the production process.
Rotary-style workpieces are generally made from either wood or stainless steel. They are assembled in parallel, using a combination of clamping devices that are spring loaded. A cutting blade is attached to the end of the spring belt, and it cuts the workpiece in accordance with the specifications of the customer. The machine can also perform the function of a traditional jam-packed jam packer.
An automatic machine loading and unloading system are composed of a series of automated machine loading devices, also known as tandem plus clamping force blocks. They are installed in between the clamping devices and the workpiece and are operated via an electronic system. The force blocks are designed to apply a sharp force against the workpiece, to reduce the vibration and increase the gripping power. A set of tandem plus clamping force blocks are installed on both sides of the drum, with each side composed of one force block and two or three clamping devices. As the machine is running, the force blocks and the clamping devices are gradually drawn toward the workpiece, thereby engaging the clamps and releasing them when the machine is done with its work. Each force block has a preset pressure setting, and the system combines them into a single command.
Because the system is fully automated, a company does not have to maintain any type of manual handling, including setting-up times, power outrung, or operator training. Manual setting-up times can result in bad machine setup times, which can negatively impact the entire productivity process. Also, manual clamping can be risky because of the potentially dangerous open clamps, which have a tendency to grab and pull hard, causing damage. The use of automated machine loading and unloading systems reduces the risks associated with manual clamping operations, while also increasing the efficiency of the operation. Many of the automated clamping devices available in the market today have an in-built stopper, which prevents the device from becoming damaged by the high-force stream it is forced to pass through.
A set-up time of 20 minutes is all it takes to properly install a single automated machine in Palletizing Systems. However, most companies prefer to install the device after completing the entire manual set-up process. This allows the user to fully enjoy the benefits of the fast, automatic process. With the continuous advancements in technology, the use of a modern fast-changing robotic Palletizer System will likely become more common in the near future.