The right end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) to pair with your robotic palletizing system is one that is flexible to accommodate diverse products, while also engineered to provide a strong return on investment.
EOAT today is designed to do more than simply lift and move product; it can perform multiple tasks and contribute greatly to the overall success of the end-of-line operation.
Applications are becoming more complex than ever before. Its now quite common to see multiple production lines flowing into a palletizing cell. This is where an EOAT that is flexible proves its value by being able to seamlessly handle different products and materials, such as multiple case sizes and shapes, or rows of cases that flow into the palletizing cell. It was not that long ago that a single tool was responsible for just one product. However, technology is now to the point where it is adding functionality and much needed flexibility to the EOAT – and that is a great benefit to customers.
This is an area where Brenton excels. Not only do we engineer tooling that is robust for manufacturing environments, but is flexible to work on multiple production lines. Being able to deliver one solution that can accommodate different product SKUs is critical.
But supplying the right solution takes collaboration, which is why communication with the customer, especially in the early stages of the design process, is so important. Every facility and every application is different; each has its set of challenges. By having good back-and-forth dialogue, laying out objectives up front, analyzing different scenarios and growth areas all go a long way toward ensuring Brenton develops the best EOAT to fit their application.
As manufacturing, packaging and many other industries continue to embrace robotic automation to gain efficiencies, selecting the right EOAT will play an important role in achieving those goals. If you are ready to talk, let’s start the conversation.
Rick Sprouls is an Applications Engineer at Brenton. He can be reached at Rick.email@example.com