Case
studies

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Consulting/
Concept design

Palletization – robot or palletizer

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED

Our client contacted us with task of increasing production efficiency. For that resaon after initial audit idea of production hall development was born. Extension was mainly touching palletizing area. The client’s question was whether it is better to invest in a system based on layer palletizers or to bet on a system based on industrial robots.

Main assumption:

  • 3 production lines with 3 diffrent product,
  • Product weight around 10 kg,
  • Capacity 5 boxes per minut from one line.

PROPOSED DESIGN

The Fides team’s task was to analyze the input data and propose a concept for the palletizing area. The main problem was to determine which solution would be better: a system with layer palletizers or a system based on industrial robots. The Fides team analyzed the available data: product size, performance, and palletization schemes, and assessed that a system with industrial robots would be a better solution. During the analysis, team took into account both the price of the investment and the simplicity of the solution tailored to the client’s needs.

Deliverables:

  • Process description,
  • Layouts fitting into available production hall space,
  • Budget estimates,
  • Timeline for implementation.