Columbia/Okura LLC upgraded its miniPAL with an enhanced UR10e cobot arm by Universal Robots, increasing the payload to 27.55 pounds as well as replacing pressure-sensitive safety mats with area safety scanners.
“The latest upgrades to miniPAL make an excellent mobile, collaborative palletizer even better,” says Brian Hutton, president of Columbia/Okura LLC. “In this environment of critical labor shortages in every industry, miniPAL allows clients to quickly and cost effectively automate routine palletizing operations and to redeploy existing resources to higher value activities.”
- The new miniPAL 2.0 is a mobile palletizing product powered by Universal Robots‘ UR10e cobot arm.
- The latest design includes three area safety scanners that detect human presence in the palletizing work envelope. This ensures safe (collaborative mode) operation in the presence of workers, while allowing the miniPAL to operate at maximum rates while individuals are not within the palletizing work zone.
- The compact design also includes an automated lifting column for tall loads, dual stacking locations for continuous load building, built-in fork pockets for easy mobility and intuitive pattern building software for ease of use.