Automation plays a large role in the packing industry. From pick & place to automated palletizing, see how you can use linear robots to solve packaging automation challenges.
Material handling is one of the fastest growing sectors of automation. Learn how Macron's X/Z gantry system solution provided KwikPall founder Steve Ross with a small, standard palletizing machine at an affordable price point.
Recently, a Macron Dynamics system integrator, Adaptive Innovations Corp. of Lakewood Colorado, developed a 2-axis, high speed X/Z Row Palletizing / De-palletizing system. To provide X/Z motion, the company integrated a Macron MGS-UC2 linear robot kit.
The irregular work envelopes of traditional jointed articulating arms may require redesign of existing workspaces. SCARA and articulating arm robots might be the most recognizable form of robot on the market today but look to gantry robots for getting the big jobs done in the least amount of space. Gantry robots also called Cartesian robots are almost ubiquitous with automation but for reasons beyond the scope of this article here are not quick to be regarded as serious robots. Due to their simple design, low cost and scalability and the myriad of motor and control software solutions, this is changing.