Later this month, Seattle-based CMES Robotics and Hanover Park, Ill.-based BHS Robotics will come together at Pack Expo International in Chicago to showcase their mixed-case palletizing system.
Specifically, BHS Robotics will take advantage of CMES Robotics’ vision sensor and AI software to be the brains behind its palletizing design and integration platform.
“Customer requirements are changing when it comes to mixed packages and the ability to properly palletize and de-palletize skids of products with varying sizes,” said Christopher Clark, president of BHS Robotics. “Robotic automation needs to be technically advanced using robots, vision, software, and hardware together to make a smart and flexible system to handle this challenge.”
More about the system
The system includes an ABB IRB 2600, which has a reach of 1.65 m (5.2 ft.) and a payload of 20 kg (44 lb.) The companies added the system can handle a variety of types of boxes, cartons, bags, and pallet types.
“Until now, robotic automation has faced technical challenges with conventional palletizing, as it can only manage a limited number of case sizes with known stacking sequences,” said Alex Choe, president of CMES Robotics. “CMES Robotics has created a flexible and dependable solution for mixed case palletizer by providing a software that works with popular industrial robots.”
PackExpo will run from Oct. 23 to Oct. 26 at the McCormick Place in Chicago. The show is put on by the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies and features exhibits, demos, and sessions led by industry experts.