Automated Palletizing Solutions
Cross palletizing solutions aim to eliminate workers from doing repetitive bending and lifting tasks that can lead to workplace injuries. Staff can then be allocated to higher value decision-based work that is less mundane and can’t be easily automated. See the ROI analysis on how this reduced risk impacts operating expenses.
Cross palletizing robots offer a flexible solution to eliminate repetitive, manual stacking and unstacking tasks. The small footprint makes them ideal for tight manufacturing lines and allows them to adapt to different tasks as needed. Automatic palletizer models are available for different payloads, cycle times and column heights. They can be compact or custom-sized (based on the needs of your operation). These collaborative robots can increase worker safety, overall production, and, through a positive ROI, your bottom line.
Pallet configuration software eliminates the need for complex robotic programming and makes redeploying this solution for a different production line or package size much quicker.
Current Cross customers report that the payback of their system is less than two years. For multi-shift operations, the payback can be much sooner, as you can see in the ROI example below. The flexible Cross palletizing system will reduce your production costs, ergonomic-related injuries, and any quality issues. Cobots like automated palletizers are designed to integrate easily into your existing system. Creating solutions designed for your process.
See Our Palletizing Machines In Action
Take a look at the Cross automated palletizing system loading boxes onto a pallet from a manual conveyor system setup. Our palletizers are configurable to work in a range of settings, have dual pallet capability, and can be easily moved when necessary. This solution is based on a robotic arm used to create a fully collaborative case palletizer.
Benefits of Automated Palletizing Systems
A highly performing cobot or palletizing solution translates to both increased profitability and higher safety. Robotic palletizers are now able to solve issues that their older counterparts simply couldn’t. The efficiency of a robotic palletizing machine almost lets products palletize themselves. And while the robot is doing the work, employees are able to focus on more important tasks that directly add value to the manufacturing process. Or they’re removed from potentially dangerous situations all together.
Some immediate advantages to automating the palletizing process include increases in safety, accuracy, and your bottom line.
Calculate Your ROI Now
Robots only make sense in an application that provides a return on investment. See how much a robotic palletizing application can save your operation over time with our ROI calculator.
End Of Arm Tooling For A Range Of Applications
Cross represents multiple providers and offers end of arm tooling for a variety of applications. Whether your operation is in need of robotic grippers for fragile goods, a customized solution for a unique payload, or anything between; the Cross automation team has you covered! Take a look at our end of arm tooling offering and see how you can accompany our palletizing solutions with robots elsewhere in your process.
FAQs About Palletizers
Implementing a robotic palletizer can have many benefits in terms of damage prevention and on-time production. When it comes to repetitive task automation, a robot will always out-perform a person. The robot moves the exact same way every single time in exactly the way they were programmed to. This effectively eliminates potential unnecessary damage to products (such as dropping or incorrect stacking). With end of arm tools (EOATs), many robots are able to utilize adaptive gripping technologies, which can prevent unwanted tearing or bending.
Several factors must be considered when deciding on the right palletizing robot for your workflow. The first step is understanding your range of products and packaging types, and determining the needs of both. Next, it’s important to consider the speed the production line needs to move. Is your potential robotic solution able to keep up? Finally, is the robotic palletizer you’re considering able to adapt to future changes in the production and manufacturing process? With these questions in mind, you should be able to determine the right palletizer for your process and needs.
A major vote of confidence from our customers is our ROI. Cross robotic palletizer customers report that their new automated system has begun paying for itself in less than two years (with some reporting even faster returns). We design and engineer robotic systems to optimize your production processes and maximize your bottom line. It’s as simple as that.
Is Automation Right for Your Process?
Answer a few simple questions and find out! We’ll send a copy of your inputs to help build the case for automation, and determine ROI for automating parts of your operation.
How Can Cross Company Help You?
As modern markets become more and more competitive, the need to optimize your manufacturing process is only becoming more urgent. Industrial and commercial operations are rapidly adopting automation solutions like palletizing robots to improve throughput, safety, and quality assurance.
At Cross, we want to help make your production process as efficient as possible through strategic automation. And that efficiency also translates to a higher-quality product, a more competitive process, and a better bottom line. In today’s market, those factors may be what sets your operation apart from your competitors.
When you partner with Cross for automation solutions, you’re getting more than just a palletizing robot. You’re also benefitting from our brand partnerships, industry-leading technical knowledge, and world-class customer service. That’s not something you can get from just any palletizing automation company. See why so many operations choose Cross Automation again and again.