Depalletizing and Unloading System with Vision
MWES designed a robotically automated system for unloading cases of products onto a conveyor.
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 recycling.
MWES provided this firm with a fully automated robotic depalletizing cell. This cell supplied pallets to two lines, which then convey full or partial pallet loads, dynamically pick full cases off pallets, automatically cuts the tape off the top of the case, empties product from the case onto a conveyor, automatically stacks the pallets, and then send out full stacks of pallets for pick up. The cardboard cases are then flattened and stacked for later recycling.
MWES implemented a custom-compliant end-of-arm tool with integrated robotic vision, a custom integrated chain-driven live roller conveyor system, and a case and pallet picking robot.
Impact to the Customer
This automated system allowed the customer to depalletize at a rate of one case every 30 seconds. Not only is this more efficient, but it also allows the customer to take a green initiative because the cases 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!