Standard Robotic Palletizer/Depalletizer

RPC-DF

Pearson’s Dual Floor Position Palletizing cell enables continuous operations in a compact footprint. Equipped with two pallet stations, the robot completes one pallet before switching to the other, allowing time to replace the full pallet without stopping the work cell. The cell is ideal for cases/trays and bliss boxes up to 40 lbs. and comes mostly pre-assembled on a common base for easy placement and start-up. Advanced features such as an easy-to-use pallet configuration tool and a conveniently accessible grace port are standard.

Key Features

  • Compact Footprint

    This unit features two build stations in a compact 12×10 ft footprint.

  • Continuous Operation

    The cell has two build stations. The robot loads one pallet station until full, then moves to the next, while the first one is being exchanged.

  • Quick Start-Up

    The cell comes mostly pre-assembled on a common base for easy placement and start-up. Only the safety guarding has to be attached.

  • Maximum Uptime

    Utilizing a FANUC M710iC/50H robot with a MTBF of 80,000 hrs maximizes uptime and minimizes maintenance requirements.

  • Zero Minute Changeover

    The easy-to-use pallet configuration tool allows to quickly create, modify, copy or clear new pattern recipes on the HMI or adjust parameters such as case or pallet height, number of layers, pick/drop speeds or delays during production. A changeover using a pre-programmed recipe can be accomplished in under 1min. To set up a new recipe, trained technicians require approximately 5min.

  • Easily Accessible Grace Port

    Grace ports provide convenient communication and low-voltage power portals at the outside of the machine’s electrical cabinet.

Compact Footprint

This unit features two build stations in a compact 12×10 ft footprint.

Continuous Operation

The cell has two build stations. The robot loads one pallet station until full, then moves to the next, while the first one is being exchanged.

Quick Start-Up

The cell comes mostly pre-assembled on a common base for easy placement and start-up. Only the safety guarding has to be attached.

Maximum Uptime

Utilizing a FANUC M710iC/50H robot with a MTBF of 80,000 hrs maximizes uptime and minimizes maintenance requirements.

Zero Minute Changeover

The easy-to-use pallet configuration tool allows to quickly create, modify, copy or clear new pattern recipes on the HMI or adjust parameters such as case or pallet height, number of layers, pick/drop speeds or delays during production. A changeover using a pre-programmed recipe can be accomplished in under 1min. To set up a new recipe, trained technicians require approximately 5min.

Easily Accessible Grace Port

Grace ports provide convenient communication and low-voltage power portals at the outside of the machine’s electrical cabinet.

Specifications

  • Speed
    • Up to 12 cases/min
  • Min. Case Size
    • 9" (L) x 5" (W) x 6" (H)
    • Up to 40 lbs
  • Max. Case Size
    • 17.5" (L) x 15" (W) x 20" (H)
    • Up to 40 lbs
  • Changeover

    Easy-to-use pallet configuration tool to create, modify, copy or clear new pattern recipes on the HMI.

  • Controls
    • Allen-Bradley PLC
    • PackML Compliant
    • PanelView Color HMI
  • Air Requirements 80 PSI
  • Power Requirements 460 VAC
  • Disconnect Sizes 60 Amp

Upgrade Options

Air-Conditioner

Air conditioning provides cooling when ambient temperature becomes too hot or the contents of the electrical enclosure generate heat that risk failure to components.

Low Temperature Environment

Electrical enclosures located in cold and humid environments maintain better performance and longevity with the addition of this heater and drier package.

Plant Level Ethernet Connection

A Network Address Translation device allows specific Ethernet network configurations across multiple machines in the plant network and offers the ability for remote support through VPN connections.

Remote Access Router

A remote access router mounted in the electrical cabinet allows secure Internet VPN connection to a machine or system for support and control program change needs. This capability is included with every Pearson engineered system and as an option on all individual machines. Remote service access offers the potential to reduce on-site service trips. Internet connectivity is available via direct Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or cellular methods.

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Standard Robotic Palletizer – Dual Floor Position

Pearson’s Standard Palletizer line supports space-conscious, cost-effective solutions for continuous throughput operations. The Dual Floor Position Palletizer includes two pallet stations. The robot builds one complete pallet before moving to the other, allowing time to replace the full pallet without halting operations.

In addition to the traditional purchase model, this product is available under the Machine-as-a-Service Program. This used-based payment option allows you to automate now, even without CapEx funding. In addition, the program’s structure virtually guarantees a reliably functioning machine and timely service support.

Learn more about MaaS

What HMI is standard?

Pearson standardizes on Allen Bradley, PanelView1000+. Our user-centric interface is built on the Rockwell platform and cannot be applied to other HMI brands.

Can I adjust pallet patterns on my own?

Yes, the pallet configuration tool built into the HMI allows you to quickly create, modify, copy or clear new pattern recipes or adjust parameters such as case or pallet height, number of layers, pick/drop speeds or delays during production.

What information do I need to provide for a quote?

If a quick, high-level budgetary quote is all you need, we are happy to provide you with the base machine rate. However, the more information you provide us about your particular application, the more accurately we can quote you. It also enables us to identify potential challenges and discuss how we can overcome them. If you are interested in a detailed quote, expect our sales managers to discuss the following questions with you.

  • Case dimensions (Drawings are preferred)
  • Elevation of the case conveyor
  • Estimated full case weight
  • Case per minute rate
  • Tape or glue closure
  • Number of cases per layer on the pallet (pictures are preferred)
  • Number of layers on the pallet (pictures are preferred)
  • Type of pallet(s) being used – 4-way Wood, CHEP, Plastic, None, etc
  • Base, tier, or top sheet used? If so, where and which SKU? Are all the same size
  • Stretch wrapping required?
  • Construction type (mild steel, stainless steel)
  • Environment of room where equipment will be placed – Hot, cold, wet, temp
  • Duty cycle (ie. 3 shifts per day 5 days per week)
  • Inspection or labeling requirements
  • Voltage requirement
  • Wish list for upgrade options
  • Special requirements
  • Are there specifications that need to be reviewed?
  • AutoCAD of area in scope (required for drawing from Pearson)

What can I expect after I request a quote?

If all you need is a high-level budgetary quote, we will provide you base-level machine pricing immediately. If you are looking for a more detailed quote, we will reach out to you within 24 business hours to discuss your application and collect all the necessary information. Once we collected the information, expect a detailed quote within 2-4 business days (unless your application requires non-standard options). For a firm quote, we generally like to review a sample of your case(s)/partitions/bags. This greatly reduces the risk of missing any potential obstacles and ensures that you receive not only the most accurate quote but also a high-performing machine. If your request requires a specifications response, please allow 7-10 working days for a quote turnaround.

Why do you need case samples for a firm quote? What if I don't have any?

Case samples allow us to help you avoid unforeseen challenges, determine the need for special options or recommend a different machine model better suited for your application. In nearly 65% of all projects, case sample reviews prevent costly mistakes, inferior performance and extended lead times. Here is a small sample of unwanted problems case reviews uncovered and averted:

  • Samples did not match drawings, which drove a change to the proposal
  • Unidentified shied flaps
  • Case hand was not identified on drawings or different
  • Product fit too tight or too loose into the case
  • The case’s manufacturer’s joint location or style interfered with the product being loaded
  • Corrugate quality issues interfering with proper machine performance
  • Bag thickness/construction/size did not match the requirements
  • Flap folding sequences/glue patterns requiring special attention
  • Head space in cases requiring special options or over pack interfering with proper sealing

Although we’d like to review case samples before we provide a firm quote, we understand that this is not always possible. In that case, we will provide a quote based on the information and drawings you provided.

This machine is available under the Machine as a Service Program. Where can I learn more?

The MaaS program is an exciting opportunity to automate even when CapEx is unavailable. Far superior to traditional leasing models, MaaS aligns operational costs with production output. Learn more here

Not just a good product but a reliable partner

  • Expect a rugged machine design optimized for durability and long equipment life in a 24/7 environment
  • Benefit from a uniform user interface for your erecting, packing, sealing, and palletizing equipment
  • Count on comprehensive sales, aftermarket, and service support
  • Experience premier industry lead-times for faster delivery and shorter down-payment cycles
  • Optimally support a high-turnover labor force with the most advanced Human Machine Interface (HMI) in the secondary packaging industry
  • Rely on extensively trained and FANUC Certified technicians to service your equipment including FANUC robots
  • Have confidence in reliable, thought-out solutions based on 60 years of erecting, packing and sealing and 30 years of robotic integration experience
  • Depend on our team of project managers to provide ongoing visibility to meet delivery timelines and budgets
  • Always lean on us for 24/7 live service support
  • If CapEx is unavailable, but automation should not be delayed, talk to us about our Machine-as-a-Service program