Food In Canada

Inline palletizing system

Columbia Machine offers its Columbia HL7200 high-level inline palletizer, and Columbia/Okura's model A1800 robotic palletizer/depalletizer

Vancouver, Wash. – Columbia Machine offers a closed-loop, inline palletizing system with a robotic depalletizer.

ColumbiaMachine190x126The system was on display at Pack Expo in Chicago in November.

The system features Columbia’s HL7200 high level, inline palletizer and Columbia/Okura’s model A1800 robotic palletizer/depalletizer.

The company says the HL7200 offers flexibility and incorporates Columbia’s new programmable laner technology with its proven soft turn and configurable layer table to provide accurate and stable layer forming.

Columbia says it is the first to provide an HMI where the operator can create new patterns or modify existing patterns via the HMI. This feature makes the HL7200 ideal for handling current and future package types and sizes. The HL7200 can accurately palletize 72 to 120 cases per minute (depending on pattern).

The company says the Columbia/Okura’s model A1800 high-speed robotic palletizer can be integrated next to the HL7200 discharge conveyor. Using a venturi style vacuum end effector, the robot is tasked with depalletizing the complete pallet stack and returning the cases to the system infeed. The robotic palletizing display also featured a pick-and-place orientation to showcase product handling capabilities.

Both Columbia Machine & Columbia/Okura include an industry-leading safety package on all their palletizing systems that feature Category 3 electrical safety components. This includes A-B SensaGuard dual circuit safety interlocks and full height light curtains along with enhanced physical guarding to provide additional operator protection.


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