Like most business owners, you’re always looking for ways to improve efficiency and cut costs. One way to do both is to automate your warehouse operations with a palletizing arm.
What Is a Palletizing Arm?
A palletizing arm is a robot that moves and stacks products onto pallets. Depending on the model, a palletizing arm moves anywhere from 80 to 700 kg. It loads/unloads pallets, transfer cases to different pallets, moves multiple boxes in a single movement, and stacks products onto shelves.
How a Palletizing Arm Can Improve Efficiency?
One of the biggest benefits of using a palletizing arm is that it can help improve your warehouse’s overall efficiency. According to statistics reports, a palletizing arm can generally move 35 units within a minute.
Programmable Palletizing Arms Work 24/7
Palletizing arms are capable of working around the clock without getting tired, which means they can help increase your output 24/7. In addition, because they don’t need breaks and can work in all weather conditions, they can help you avoid costly delays due to weather or employee absenteeism.
Palletizing Arms With Multi-tasking Capabilities
Another benefit of using a palletizing arm is that it can be customized to fit your needs. They can be fitted with specialized grippers to perform gripping, suction, and forklift motions. This means that you can use a single palletizing arm to perform multiple tasks, which can further improve your warehouse’s efficiency.
Palletizing Arms Can Manage Your Inventory
It can also help improve the accuracy of your inventory management. Because a palletizing arm can scan products as it stacks them on a pallet, it can provide real-time data about your inventory levels. This can help you avoid overstocking or running out of products, both of which have a real impact on your bottom line.
Palletizing Arms Cut Down on Wastage
With Kawasaki palletizing arms, their controllers are equipped with regenerative power abilities that recapture and reuse wasted energy, which helps to cut down on your carbon footprint and helps lower electricity consumption. In addition, their palletizing arms are highly efficient in their movements to minimize cycle times. Depending on the model, a palletizing arm can make up to 900 cycles of lifting in an hour. Unlike using a forklift that is prone to human error, a palletizing arm is highly accurate and can help you avoid product damage and inventory discrepancies.
Palletizing Arms Increases Workplace Safety
Statistics have shown that there are at least 20,000 worker injury incidents related to forklift usage every year in the U.S. As of 2017, there were 8,310 injuries related to overexertion in handling heavy products, and 3,030 cases related to falling during the picking process. All these injuries can be avoidable by implementing palletizing arms to prevent employees from possible injuries related to overexertion and falling.
Prime Robotics End-To-End Robotic Integrations
One of the benefits of working with Prime Robotics is that we offer complete integration services for our clients so that we can interface our robots with your existing software solutions to maximize your automation investment. Our team will work with you to ensure that everything runs smoothly and efficiently from start to finish. We also offer training for your employees to know how to operate the new system.
Prime Robotics & Kawasaki – The Perfect Partnership for Pallet Management
At Prime Robotics, we are proud to partner with Kawasaki to provide our clients with the best palletizing arm and AMR solutions on the market. As a robotic pioneer since 1969, Kawasaki is a world leader in robotics and has been providing innovative solutions to businesses all over the world. Their robots are known for their quality, durability, and reliability. Together, we strive to create our clients’ most efficient and effective automated warehouse solutions. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you automate your warehouse with Kawasaki palletizing arms.
Author: Nate Aswege, Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Prime Robotics