Directly targeting manufacturers with restricted space issues, automation specialist Pacepacker Services enhanced their PPMA Show line up with demonstration of the latest generation FANUC M-710iC robot palletiser.
This compact palletising solution, which is almost 50% smaller than a typical palletising robot, has the ability to run at speeds of 24 cycles per minute with a 25kg payload and the ability to stack sacks, crates, trays and cartons.
Operating as 15 yearlong FANUC’s strategic partner, Pacepacker can supply this system as part of a new bagging or pick and place line, or retrofit to an existing line to giving manufacturers the opportunity to automate their palletising process in a confined space. At about half the size of a full-scale robot the FANUC M-710iC can also be rail mounted where floor space is limited.
In addition to its space saving solution the FANUC M-710iC has the ability to stack numerous product types including trays, sacks and crates, without part changeover if a multi purpose end effector is fitted. With a medium payload the system is capable of handling up to 25 kilos of weight, making it suitable for a range of applications including food, agricultural and aggregates – while its six axis allows for speed with high repeatability over an indefinite sustained period.
Pacepacker’s Business Development Manager, Paul Wilkinson, comments: "The M-710iC series is part of FANUC’s latest-generation, six-axis, high-performance family of industrial robots and is suitable for a range of applications. As a supplier of bagging, packing and palletising equipment we are frequently faced with requests for high speed solutions, however due to the increase in space restrictions faced by manufacturers it is essential that we incorporate versatile machinery into our equipment portfolio."