ONExia Inc., a collaborative robot integrator, has release PalletizUR 2.0. The palletizing robotic cell is designed to stack boxes and other standardized products onto a pallet for final shipment. It can stack pallets up to 70 inches.
Based around the Universal Robot cobot, PalletizUR 2.0 features custom software that enables end-users to have the robot palletizing standardized products for final shipment in minutes. The standard payload for the systems is 18 lbs, but the PalletizUR 2.0 Lift Assist increases the payload up to 25 lbs. The second-generation product offers the following features:
- Automates an otherwise manual process, eliminating worker ergonomic issues
- Allows reassignment of workers to “higher and better” work contributions
- Durable and portable – move with a pallet jack or forklift
- Minimal integration – PalletizUR 2.0 comes ready to run out of the crate
- Custom end-effectors – designed for each customer’s specific needs
- Custom software – drag and drop pallet configuration
- Continuous operation – two pallet reach for minimal down time
- Auto-height adjustment – seventh axis provides ability to stack pallets up to 70 inches
“Robotic automation has become priority number one for manufacturing in 2020 and the PalletizUR 2.0 gives end-users the ability to successfully automate palletizing without a major redesign of their current packaging lines,” said Tim Pelesky, Marketing Manger of ONExia Inc. “With a price point around $100,000, our customers are seeing an ROI in under a year. The system also frees up valued employees to do higher level and ergonomically safer tasks.”
Here is a look at the specs of PalletizUR 2.0:
The announcement comes as manufacturers are looking for simple automation solutions that can assist in keeping facilities operating at full capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to ONExia, the new system is available to customers in the United States and Canada as turn-key automation solution designed to work upon delivery.
The first version of PalletizUR launched at Pack Expo 2018 featuring a UR10e cobot.