Robotic Stacking Systems

Robotic Stacking Systems
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MESH has designed and built robotic, gantry, and traditional product stackers and destackers. Picking the correct system is dependent on the rate, size of the product, the rigidity of the product, and requirements of the pallet and pallet exchange. MESH has achieved +- 1mm stacking accuracy using a robot or gantry.

It all starts with the material feed system. Whether this is a roller conveyor, drag chain, or other feed system controlling the speed and position of the material is critical.

If a robot or gantry is chosen the end-of-arm tool design factors greatly into the performance and long-term reliability of the system.

Other features such as automatic rejects, bypasses, pallet dispensers, slip sheet dispensers, pallet exchange requirements all must be considered with due diligence when considering the entire system design.

MESH is your one-source supplier of the right system. Please look into our pre-engineered robotic systems, pallet dispenser, end of arm tools and slip sheet dispenser products.

Robotic Pick and Place/Stacking FAQ

What are the key reasons companies choose automated stacking?When do you recommend a Gantry over a robot for flat sheet handling?When is a robot the right automation tool for flat sheets?
Labor issues are in the forefront of most automation decisions. Most manual handling jobs are high speed, result in repetitive motion injuries and are undesirable (hard to find workers). Human interaction with forklifts are accidents waiting to happen. Robots and other automation along the packaging line eliminate these labor issues forever.
Gantry’s can handle large format sheets better than robots and can sometimes be more cost effective when payloads and size start to max out the standard robot offerings. Additionally if the pick location is far from the place location a gantry may be a better option.
Robots have the best value when six axis’s of motion are needed. This often comes into play on most machine tending operations or when an angle motion is needed to separate sheets during destacking.