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Custom Palletizers for the Pool Chemical Industry

A global leader in the pool chemical industry sought an automated palletizing solution that would operate effectively in a harsh, corrosive environment with the flexibility to stack two different-sized containers from the same production line. The containers were filled 55-gallon composite drums, each weighing 500 lbs., and 10-gallon pails, which featured a tabbed closure that needed to be strategically oriented.

PASCO engineered and built a high throughput robotic palletizing system that tolerates long-term exposure to harsh chemicals with minimal maintenance. It incorporates a customized end-of-arm vacuum tool that lifts and carries both the heavy 55-gallon drums and the 10-gallon pails and places them precisely on the pallet. An integrated FANUC iRVision camera stationed before the palletizer detects the location of the tab and controls the movement of the robot gripper, providing an error-proof solution for placing the pails with the tabs properly oriented.

This robust system provides the capacity and reach to handle the customer’s high payload application and achieves its performance objectives. To learn more about this palletizing project, or to discover how PASCO can assist you with one of your own, contact us today.

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