An important criterion for Clariant was the space requirement. “We wanted a compact solution. In particular, the decisive factor for us was the height of the palletising equipment,” remarks Pechler. Following an invitation to tender, the chemical company finally decided on the BEUMER robotpac®. “This articulated arm robot stacks bags gently, with high reliability and first-class accuracy and quality,” says Peter Schmidt, Regional Sales Manager for Southern Germany at BEUMER.
Thanks to its extremely high flexibility, the BEUMER robotpac® can also handle very complex processes with varying frame parameters reliably and economically. This also convinced the chemical experts: “With the BEUMER robotpac® we can process three different forms in parallel – powder, granulate and flakes. This is not possible with a layer palletizer,” says Pechler.
The palletizing robot has a multi-program for all packing patterns. A press of a button is all that is required to switch over the BEUMER robotpac® for changes in size or material. “The system is extremely user-friendly and can be flexibly adapted to suit different conditions of use. The user does not need any specific knowledge of robots to do this,” emphasizes Schmidt. “It is also very robust. This ensures reliable operation even under extreme conditions,” explains Schmidt. The drives work reliably, economically and quietly. If the palletising robot is equipped with an additional drive axis and a motor which is incorporated into the control system, it can even be traversed freely on a rail.