Palletizing robot for handling cardboard sheets
The 12-meter long palletizing robot EGApicker makes the daily work at Jessen Packaging easier. The EGApicker feeds the cardboard sheets into the existing punching machine and thus replaces the manual work process and creates a better working environment.
Normally, cardboards are lifted up manually to a punching machine involving heavy lifts and awkward postures, which has a harmful effect on the employee. Therefore, the customer needed a solution that could replace this manual process.
For the task, EGApicker was selected as it efficiently automates the handling process. By removing repetitive work, a better working environment was achieved. The EGApicker is 12 meters long and can handle different types of cardboard sheets, ranging from 600mm to 6000mm in length. The palletizing robot runs in a continuous flow with a cycle time of 10 seconds per sheet. The sheets are lifted by suction cups, which are mounted on three lifting booms. These are set manually depending on the size of the sheet. The cardboard sheet is then lifted onto a conveyor, which transports it into a punching machine.
“The project has fully lived up to our goal of increased automation, and an improved working environment. The machine is easy to adapt to new formats and the control system is simple and logical – and only requires a short learning period for the operator.
We are very pleased with the solution that meets our expectations 100%. The cooperation has been very positive and constructive. Egatec has been responsive to our everyday challenges with production of cardboard in all kinds of dimensions, and has produced a solution that takes care of this. The machine was delivered on time and meets the agreed service, in terms of both cycle time and downtime.“
Jan Drøssler, adm. direktør – Jessen Emballage
About Jessen Emballage
For more than 20 years, Jessen Emballage in Middelfart has specialized in production of customized corrugated packaging, which can be adapted in quality, size and shape. The company also offers standard packaging with STOK Emballage K/S in Langeskov, which Jessen is a part of.