Background and current situation
The Keller HCW solution
In future, this task will be taken over by industrial robots. For this purpose, a gripper optimized for the specific application was developed. A sensor detects the orientation of the top pallet of the automatically positioned and interlocked pallet stacks. The top pallet is removed and aligned by the gripper and is then delivered to the conveyor of the packaging plant. The innovation of this solution is the integrated measurement of the pallet length. If the dimensions deviate from the nominal pallet, the pallet is automatically removed from the system to avoid any interruption of the production process.
Thanks to the flexibility of the robot and the intelligent control software, the motion sequences can be quickly and easily adapted to the available space. This also allows the later integration of the compact handling solution in many installation situations.