Italian packaging and palletising systems specialist OCME S.R.L, which is represented in Australia by HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies, has released a range of palletising units with layer forming systems and manipulators.
The machines are reportedly designed to handle fragile products and multipacks. The manipulators can infeed OCME’s robotic Pegasus, high speed linear Orion and the traditional Perseus line of palletising machines. Dependant on line speed, up to six manipulators can be used.
According to HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies, the manipulators have self centring grippers for positioning packs and bundles of packs as well as performing pack rotation, layer forming and layer compacting.
The palletising systems can be independently programmable with PLCs, handle all pallet configurations, including centre column, and reduce maintenance.