Mechanical handling and robotic palletising
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Case study

Electronic weigher and sack presenting and sealing machine

The requirement

C.P Gibson a long established Farming company based in Lincolnshire required a reliable Electronic weigher and sack presenting and sealing machine as a replacement. The MD commented “Being a small grower the equipment has to be reliable and work 100% as there is only two of us working the line we can’t afford for thing to go wrong. We had looked at other machines but we had confidence in Nick Cesare’s equipment right from the start, ticked all the right boxes so to speak.

The solution

The solution was to replace the old system with a New Electronic weigher and Sack Placer and CBC complete bag control sealing system with a heavy duty Newlong DS9c Sewing head. Designed and built by Pace Mechanical Handling Ltd the complete line was supplied early December 2015. Within a few days of installation and setting up, this line gave the client a fully automatic system without the use of any operators. Once the sack placer magazine is load you just push the button and off you go. The CBC sewing line gives you 100% bag sealing with the grab arms and twin stitching.

All PACE robot systems have the following standard equipment: safety 
guarding, safety light curtains, safety circuit PLC control equipment. Modems/ethernet hub is fitted as standard for after sales service and planned maintenance contracts.

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Space saving solution for animal feeds producer

The requirement

A long established company based in Lincolnshire producing animal feeds had a requirement to find a space saving solution to their palletising problems. The MD commented “With the very large amount of different size and weights of sack being used in the process and the continual change over down time, the old palletiser is costing a considerable amount of time and money and something has to be done”.

The solution

The solution was to replace the old system with a New Motoman ES165D-100 Robot palletising system from PACE Mechanical Handling Ltd. Two robot systems were supplied, one for each bag filling lines with both systems consisting of two pallets on the floor arrangement. By removing the old XYZ style palletiser and replacing with a New Motoman ES165D-100 a significant amount of floor space was saved.

All PACE robot systems have the following standard equipment: 
guarding manufactured by Axelent, safety light curtains by Smartscan, safety circuit by Pilz Co. Ltd., control equipment by Omron. Modems/ethernet hub is fitted as standard for after sales service and planned maintenance contracts.

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Robotic palletising of wood shaving bales

The requirement

A producer of quality rotary dried pine shavings for equine bedding, which is compacted into bales for palletising, required a new system for better efficiency. The Managing Director commented “Stacking pallets with these bales to a height of over two metres is a challenge for anyone, and with limited space I need the reliability of a new robot palletiser to run my business efficiently”.

The solution

The New Motoman Robot with its three metre reach was more than able to do the job. The system put in place consists of a New Motoman ES165D-100 Robot 100kg capacity with 3010mm of reach, with a twin cell system of a pallet positioned to the left and right of the robot. Empty pallets are positioned inside the cells and once a pallet is completely loaded the robot will switch to the other empty pallet to start loading.

An operator will then remove the loaded pallet and replace it with another empty pallet. A HMI hand machine interface touch screen is used for starting, and stopping the system. A menu provides the available programs, diagnostics and service information is also on the screen. Modem and off-site monitoring is standard equipment on all of our systems. The robot is able to produce up to 12 bales per minute subject to the available speed of the baling machine. This robot system is an efficient way of saving space, labour and handling, addressing health and safety and increasing output.

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