Custom Designed Robotic Cell Tank Palletizing
Designed Robotic Cell Tank Palletizing
A propane tank manufacturing client approached MJ Engineering
to design and install a custom robot cell for the purpose of automatically
palletizing 20 and 30 lb tanks. The task had been done in the past by operators
manually stacking the tanks on a motorized section of lift conveyor. The desire
was to have a fully automatic cell that would build the pallet based on a
customer specification and then apply the wrap to create a pallet that was
ready to ship.
The cell interfaces to a pallet dispensing system and pallet wrapping
station to complete the fully automated tank palletizing process.
The robot EOAT (End Of Arm Tool) is designed to handle the tanks, tier
sheets and pallets. The pallet building process starts with the robot picking
and placing a pallet in the stacking position. The robot then picks tanks and
tier sheets as needed to build subsequent layers.
Additional support was provided to the client for controls and programming
of the conveyor and pallet dispenser.
CUSTOM DESIGNED ROBOTIC CELL FOR palletizing tanks
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custom designed robotic cell is used for picking and palletizing propane tanks,
both 20 and 30 pound sizes.
- Conception of cell that meets unique production requirementsand existing floor plan configuration.
- Create SolidWorks© 3D models of cell concept
- End Of Arm Tooling (EOAT) Design
Operator and Maintenance Training
tanks are delivered into the cell via the common chain conveyor.
Automatic tool changer to allow handling of
boxed and un-boxed tanks.
speed and consistency that is not capable w/ manual procedures
the need for operators to manually handle tanks during the process.
of picking 20 lb and 30 lb tanks, both boxed and un-boxed.
Automated pick and place of tanks, pallets and tier sheets using a single multi-purpose EOAT design.
|Overall Cell Dimensions
||180" x 130"
|Tank Size Capabilities
lb and 30 lb, boxed and un-boxed propane tanks
|In Process Testing Performed
The gripper system utilized on the EOAT
was tested prior to installation of the cell in the plant.Pre-Ship runoff of a full pallet of tanks was provided at the MJ Shop prior to shipping to the customer site.
|Industry for Use
Customer supplied print, 2D Auto CAD Drawing
||Custom Designed Robotic Cell Tank Palletizing