Depalletizing System with Vision - Midwest Engineered Systems

The Challenge

Depalletizing and then unloading products from hundreds of cases is an extremely labor-intensive process.  A firm came to Midwest Engineered Systems with that very problem.  They were looking to fully automate a depalletizing operation, which also had to open the cases, unload the products from the cases and then flatten the empty cases for disposal.

The Solution

automated robot palletizing conveyor with fanuc

MWES provided this firm with a fully automated robotic depalletizing cell.  This cell supplied the parts to two lines, convey full or partial pallet loads, dynamically pick full boxes off pallets, automatically cut the top of box tape, empty boxes for reuse, automatically stack pallets, and send out full stacks for pick up.

MWES implemented a custom compliant end of arm tool with integrated robotic vision, a custom integrated chain driven live roller conveyor system, a dynamic box pallet picking and orientation using robotics vision, and many other materials.

automated robot palletizing conveyor with fanuc

Impact to the Customer

This automated system allowed the customer to depalletize at a rate of one box every 30 seconds. Not only is this more efficient, but it also allows the customer to take a green initiative because the boxes are broken down and reused.

Midwest Engineered Systems has a wide range of experience in building depalletizing systems. If you’re looking to improve your depalletizing throughput, we have the knowledge and experience to make the project a success.

Contact us to learn how Midwest Engineered Systems can automate even your most complex and challenging operations today!