Empty Drum Palletizer

Product Details: Item No. 607

Rate: 240 drums per hour

Use: To automatically and gently create a three, four, or a five drum pattern onto a pallet

Material: Carbon, galvanized, or stainless steel construction

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Overview

This is an air-over-electric machine that functions as a pick-and-place robot. It automatically positions drums onto a pallet at a rate of four drums per minute. The machine utilizes vacuum cups to gently lift empty drums; two at a time, from an infeed conveyor then carries them to a waiting pallet and gently places them onto the designated pallet position. The system is designed to carry two drums at every cycle.

 

Drums cannot be dented or distorted, because they are lifted up and placed down gently. This machine can load steel, fiber, or plastic drums, as long as they have a lid for vacuum cups.

Description of Operation

This air-over-electric machine is a pick-and-place robot that automatically positions drums onto a pallet at a rate of two drums every thirty seconds, or four drums per minute

  • Empty drums should have a smooth top surface for vacuum cups to take hold
  • Empty drums move onto the infeed roller conveyor before the palletizer
  • Two drums convey into the pick-up station, others remain behind an escapement
  • A waiting pallet sits at the loading zone, (manually or automatically placed)
  • A pair of vacuum cups will lower onto the two empty drums and seal them
  • Two drums will be raised then shuttled to the first pallet position, lowered and released
  • The vacuum assembly then retracts and the shuttle returns to its home position
  • The cycle repeats, carrying the next pair of drums to the second pallet position
  • The fully loaded pallet will automatically discharge onto a roller conveyor
  • The average loading rate is four empty drums per minute

Specifications

This air-over-electric machine is a pick-and-place robot that automatically positions drums onto a pallet at a rate of two drums every thirty seconds, or four drums per minute

  • The controller is an Allen Bradley SLC, or PLC
  • The four wheel shuttle is powered by a cable air cylinder
  • The carriage assembly is raised and lowered by air cylinders
  • Carriage includes eight vacuum cups, four per drum
  • The system includes an infeed powered roller conveyor
  • The discharge unit is also a powered roller conveyor
  • Machine is made from structural steel, all welded construction
  • OSHA approved safety guards are provided with the machine
  • Overall dimensions, approx. 15′ long x 9′ wide x 8′ tall
  • The machine is completely assembled, programmed and tested

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