Italian packaging, filling, handling and palletising systems specialist for the consumer products industry, OCME S.R.L, has released a range of palletising systems with layer forming systems that use manipulators. These machines are designed to handle fragile products and multipacks.
The manipulators can infeed OCME’s robotic Pegasus, high speed linear Orion and traditional Perseus line of palletising machines. Dependant on line speed, up to six manipulators are used.
The OCME manipulators have self centring grippers for maximum precision in positioning packs and bundles of packs, and perform three main functions:-
- pack rotation
- layer forming
- layer compacting.
Key features of the new palletising systems with manipulators are:
- independently programmable with own PLC
- no change parts required
- handles all pallet configurations including centre column
- reduced maintenance compared to traditional systems.