The 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 robot palletizers and depalletizers 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. Models are available for different payloads, cycle times and column heights.
Pally Software eliminates the need 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 vertical palletizing and un-palletizing solution will cut your production costs, eliminate ergonomic related injuries, and reduce quality issues.
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Return on Investment (ROI)
Robots in action are really cool to see, but a robot only makes sense in an application where it provides an appropriate return on investment (ROI). Most companies have their own requirements for an ROI timeframe varying from 1-3 years. A typical average is around 2 years for capital projects.
When looking at a robotic project and trying to decide if the initial cost is worth it, there are a few calculations that will help with this determination. Let’s take a look at the following scenario:
There is a person performing manual palletizing task for an entire shift. The operator stands at the end of the line, picks up boxes and places them in a particular pallet pattern. When the pallet is full, they alert the forklift driver who takes the pallet over to the shrink wrap machine and puts an empty pallet in place. Then the process repeats.
Interested in seeing the ROI the palletizer has for your particular operation? Put your own values in the white boxes to see your results:
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 solution with robots elsewhere in your process.