Dieter Nienhues in front of what is currently probably the smallest palletising cell in the world./editorial
Palletising in the smallest space
"What we are showing here is probably the smallest palletising cell in the world," says Dieter Nienhues, beaming at the Evomatic stand. And with two palletising positions and a layer pad magazine on 7.5 square metres of stand space, that could well be true.
The palletising solution presented for the first time at Interpack was the result of a customer enquiry. The confectionery manufacturer had a great need for an automated palletising solution - but only the 7.5 square metres described were available.
After a lengthy search, the result was clear: there is no such solution on the market. Not yet.
Nienhues and his team set to work and were able to deliver. The cell shown at the fair works with up to 12.5 cycles per minute. "But that only applies to the demonstration model. Basically, we are absolutely free in the selection of the robot used; the decisive factors are parameters such as the payloud," Nienhues explains.
Another advantage of the palletising cell: due to its design, the pick position is easily movable, which increases the flexibility of the solution even more. And according to Nienhues, the palletising solution also undercuts comparable applications in terms of ROI.
Interested visitors will find the Evomatic stand in Hall 11, Booth B06.