Plug and Play: Kawasaki Robotics introduces automated palletising cell K-PALL
Palletising automation in the smallest of spaces: With K-PALL, Kawasaki Robotics introduces one of the most compact and at the same time most powerful robotic solutions on the market – developed together with logistics expert ECOMA Maschinenbau.
Neuss, 22 June 2021 – Set up, connect, select packing pattern and get started: With K-PALL, Kawasaki Robotics now offers a compact palletising solution. The stand-alone solution is compatible with a wide range of systems and can also be easily integrated into existing production lines with little planning effort. Andreas Bettenbrock, Sales Engineer at Kawasaki Robotics, led the development of the system together with Georg Thamm and Hartmut Harders, Managing Directors of ECOMA Maschinenbau: “K-PALL is based on our many years of experience with small and medium-sized production facilities – and is tailored precisely to their requirements. With our new compact solution, we want to make the first step into the automation of palletising tasks as simple, intuitive and effective as possible. ECOMA was the perfect partner for our project right from the start.” While ECOMA supplies and assembles the cell, Kawasaki Robotics is responsible for the robot, programming and support.
Easy integration and fast automation
Plug & play: the compact cell is easy to transport, connect and start. With digital commissioning via e-learning, setup is completed in no time. At the heart of K-PALL is a Kawasaki palletising robot of the proven R-series. Either the RS010N or the RS020N with 10 kg or 20 kg load capacity respectively provide the necessary power, speed and precision. Several other individual options are also available if required. The solution not only offers extremely fast cycle times due to the high-performance robot, but can also be delivered in the shortest possible time and can be learned and operated with only a minimum of time. “The use of K-PALL not only increases the efficiency and output of production in a very short time, but also protects the employees. The cumbersome and physically demanding filling of pallets is no longer necessary and the staff can devote themselves to other tasks,” says Andreas Bettenbrock.
Intuitive operation and customised support
K-PALL can be operated intuitively via the large touch-screen display: predefined packing patterns can be easily selected via the pre-installed K-PALL Control software and palletising can be started immediately. Also included is the Multipack software, with which new, individual layer patterns can be created in no time at all. K-PALL users can also rely on the usual, tailor-made Kawasaki Robotics support: Real-time monitoring of machine status via the included predictive maintenance tool TREND Manager reduces downtime to an absolute minimum. The system-supported troubleshooting also ensures direct and precise assistance in the event of problems.
Further information on K-PALL: www.kawasakirobotics.de/k-pall