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Star Fuels gets ready for winter

Star Fuels, a subsidiary of Lissen Coal Company, has installed new equipment for enhanced palletizing capabilities in preparation for the approaching winter, provided by PACE Mechanical Handling Ltd.

Star Fuels, a Northern Ireland Coal Merchant, has installed a new Motomon Robot MPL160, which will boost site capability and allow for the more efficient palletizing of 25-40kg coal sacks.

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This is the 5th installation for the Northern Irish Company, which continues their commitment to enhanced efficiency and increased output. Pace Mechanical delivered and installed the solution in a matter of days, and the machinery was programmed to suit the needs of the production two days later.

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The client spoke highly of their interactions with Pace Mechanical Handling Ltd, praising the professionalism of their engineers and their efficient service.

“We have been dealing with Pace Mechanical Handling Ltd for years, and their sales and after service is second to none. I would recommend Pace Mechanical Handling to anyone looking for a robot system” said the client.

MOTOMAN MH3F ‘Pick and Place’ Robot

MOTOMAN MH3F Pick and Place
PACE’s smallest type of their “Material Handling” robots is the new YASKAWA MOTOMAN MH3F, a small but powerful and high speed 6-axis robot with a reach of 532 mm.

Yaskawa Motoman MH3F pick and place robot

It is designed for applications with a payload up to 3 kg and is ideally suited when space is at a premium. Typical applications for this robot are pick and place or packaging. Its high repeatability of +/- 0.02 mm also makes it an excellent robot for assembly tasks.

Collision avoidance function

The base width is only 170 mm, which means that the cell size can be kept to a minimum especially when several robots are working in the same facility. Reliability of all YASKAWA’s robots is very high and this is further enhanced by the cable management system which is routed inside the body of the robot arm. A very useful feature is the collision avoidance function that eliminates the risk of robots colliding with each other due to programming errors.

Compact controller

This robot is controlled from the compact FS100 controller, which only measures 169 x 315 x 50 mm. This is an energy efficient and high performance robot controller with an open architecture that makes it possible for the user to access robot interfaces and motions externally via a PC or PLC. In addition the user can develop their own applications or allow the controller to function as a slave of the higher-level controller in a line. This means that the robot can be programmed in a customary PLC language. The controller also handles real-time processing of sensor signals, reactions to camera information and other high-speed applications.

Key benefits

  • Excellent value for money makes this an affordable robot
  • 6 axes design provides high flexibility
  • 3 kg payload is ideal for light duty handling and process applications
  • High repeatability delivers accurate process
  • Compact body design with internally routed services allow for small installation footprint
  • Floor, wall and ceiling mountingoptions provide integration flexibility

Technical data

Controlled axes 6
Payload 3 kg
Maximum working range R = 532 mm
Repet. pos. accuracy ±0.03
Weight 27 kg
Power supply average 0.5 kVA

Small and agile: PACE expands its range of MOTOMAN robots with the MH3F

PACE’s smallest type of their “Material Handling” robots is the new YASKAWA MOTOMAN MH3F, a small but powerful and high speed 6-axis robot with a reach of 532 mm.

Yaskawa Motoman MH3F pick and place robot

It is designed for applications with a payload up to 3 kg and is ideally suited when space is at a premium. Typical applications for this robot are pick and place or packaging. Its high repeatability of +/- 0.02 mm also makes it an excellent robot for assembly tasks.

Read more about the YASKAWA MOTOMAN MH3F ‘Pick and Place’ Robot

For more information about PACE Mechanical Handling’s system solutions, including the new MOTOMAN MH3F, please email info@robotpalletizing.co.uk or call Nick Cesare on: +44 (0)1775 630 900.

Call for our new robotic palletising brochure

PACE robot palletising brochure

Call Nick Cesare at PACE now on 01775 630 900 or email sales@robotpalletizing.co.uk and we will send you our latest robotic palletising brochure. The brochure gives you a complete up-to-date overview of our products and services.

Alternatively you can download the PDF version here.

See us at TOTAL Processing & Packaging Exhibition 2013

TOTAL Processing & Packaging Exhibition

Drop by and say ‘hello’ to PACE at the TOTAL Processing & Packaging Exhibition.

Nick Cesare will be on Stand No G10 at the NEC, Birmingham from 4-6 June 2013 and will be delighted to show you the latest in robotic palletising systems. We will be exhibiting the Motoman ES165D-100 robot palletizer in cooperation with Yaskawa Motoman Robots and a vacuum suction attachment as supplied from TIA Robotic Tooling Solutions.

Look forward to seeing you there!

ick Cesare of PACE Mechanical Handling Ltd (right) and Colin Jakes of Yaskawa Motoman Robotics (left)
Nick Cesare of PACE Mechanical Handling Ltd (right) and Colin Jakes of Yaskawa Motoman Robotics (left) at last year’s PPMA show

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About Total Processing & Packaging

Total Processing & Packaging is the UK’s largest and most complete event for machinery, equipment, materials and services for processing and packaging. Hosting hundreds of suppliers from over 30 different countries it brings the world’s suppliers to the UK. Nowhere else in the country can you view such a large number of products for processing & packaging all under one roof. Visit www.totalexhibition.com for more information.

6 axis robot with new adjustable gripper for sand and gravel sacks

PACE Mechanical Handling recently replaced old ABB M94 robots for a new Motoman ES165D-100 6 axis robot with new adjustable gripper for palletizing sacks of sand and gravel.

PACE Mechanical Handling's new Motoman ES165D-100 6 axis robot with new adjustable gripper for palletizing sacks of sand and gravel.
Motoman ES165D-100 6 axis robot for sand and gravel palletising

More pack sizes, easier control

The company’s MD commented “Replacing the old robot was the best thing we could do, as the number of different size packs have increased over the years and the old robot could not keep up with the amount of bags we now pack. The larger touch screen gives us easy program changes and makes the new MOTOMAN a more user friendly robot system”.

Quick installation

“We are delighted as Pace Mechanical Handling Ltd installed and programmed the new robot within a week of delivery”.

MOTOMAN MPK2

The MOTOMAN MPK2 is a five-axis, high-speed robot that is particularly suitable in the following areas: order-picking, high-speed handling, picking-packingpalletizing and many other handling applications.

With its Wash-Down paintwork, the MPK2 has been developed especially for use in the food industry and in environments with strict cleanliness requirements. Thanks to its compact and streamlined design, the robot can operate even in confined workspaces. The hollow-wrist design of the MPK2 allows integrated supply lines for energy, fluids and air – all the way from the robot base to the tool.

This high-speed robot, with a payload of 2 kg, is characterized by its very high velocity and acceleration. With a maximum of 133 cycles/minute, this robot combines performance and reliability in all handling applications.

MOTOMAN MPK2 pick and place robot

The MOTOMAN MPK2 in action


Key benefits

  • Robot with ”wash-downpainting“ (robot and wrist) for special cleanroom applications
  • Space saving with minimal footprint
  • High-speed robot for increased productivity, up to 133 picks/minute
  • Hollow wrist with through-the-arm cabling reduces interference, maintenance and facilitates programming
  • Optional vision and conveyor tracking

Technical data

Controlled axes 5
Payload 2 kg
Maximum working range R = 900 mm
Repet. pos. accuracy ±0.5
Weight 72 kg
Power supply average 2.0 kVA

A successful show for PACE & Yaskawa at PPMA

A display of some of the latest handling robots brought many visitors to the joint exhibition stand of PACE Mechanical Handling and Yaskawa UK Ltd at the recently held PPMA show in Birmingham.


PACE, headed by Nick Cesare, is dedicated to designing and installing customised robotic handling systems for its customers using only new Yaskawa, Motoman range of robots.

PACE delighted with MOTOMAN range of robots

Nick comments, “We’ve had many enquiries during the show and the collaboration between Yaskawa and ourselves has been very important for us by enabling our customers to see that PACE is endorsed by a company that supplies robots for numerous prestigious industries including automotive and aerospace. The reliability of the robot is paramount and we are delighted with both the technological advancements and support that MOTOMAN range of robots provide for us. They are helping our business thrive in a competitive marketplace.”

ick Cesare of PACE Mechanical Handling Ltd (right) and Colin Jakes of Yaskawa Motoman Robotics (left)
Nick Cesare of PACE Mechanical Handling Ltd (right) and Colin Jakes of Yaskawa Motoman Robotics (left)

Yaskawa value and support spirited companies such as PACE

Colin Jakes, Regional Sales Manager at Yaskawa UK, remarked that PACE is an active, dynamic company and as robots handling systems is its core business activity Yaskawa are more than happy to offer support in many different ways.

Colin added “As a design and manufacturing company Yaskawa has been producing robots since the early 1970’s with a current production capability of 2000+ robots per month from its HQ Japan to the global markets.

We value and support spirited companies such as PACE, and PPMA is an excellent opportunity to spend quality time with our suppliers, and the networking opportunities are immense. We look forward to another successful year working alongside PACE.”

Palletising systems and pick and place robots on show at PPMA 2012

Visit PACE Mechanical Handling and Yaskawa Motoman Robotics, in collaboration on Stand D74 at the PPMA Show currently on at the NEC, Birmingham.

ick Cesare of PACE Mechanical Handling Ltd (right) and Colin Jakes of Yaskawa Motoman Robotics (left)
Nick Cesare of PACE Mechanical Handling Ltd (right) and Colin Jakes of Yaskawa Motoman Robotics (left)

Exciting new products are on show as PACE display the latest 6 axis robot palletising system alongside two of Motoman’s pick and place robots with vision systems. The stand is hosted by Nick Cesare of PACE Mechanical Handling and Colin Jakes of Yaskawa Motoman Robotics, who will be very happy to fully explain the huge benefits of mechanical handling, including both palletising and pick and place systems.

Nick Cesare commented “One of our aims at the show is to impart knowledge about the ease of use and affordability of robotic palletising to companies who have not considered a mechanical handling solution for their particular set-up. I think a lot of visitors will be delighted to see how a robotic solution can speed up productivity and save costs at the same time.”

The PPMA Show runs from 25th until 27th September 2012, NEC, Birmingham.

MOTOMAN MH5LS and MH5LF

PACE pick and place robot systems

The MH5LS/MH5LF is a compact, high-speed 6-axis robot that offers superior performance in a variety of applications such as packaging, material handling, machine tending and dispensing, where versatility is required.

The MH5LS and MH5LF features an 895 mm reach and offers the widest work envelope in its class. The MH5LS is controlled via the DX100 robot controller, which is capable of controlling up to 8 robots from the same controller , whilst the MH5LF uses the highly compact FS100 controller. Thanks to the compact design of this robot and built-in collision detection features, multiple robots can be easily accommodated in a single production facility.
Key benefits
Compact, powerful and economical
Compact design allows maximum performance using minimal floor space
Yields extraordinary production results while requiring minimal capital investment
Internally routed cables and hoses maximise system reliability

PACE pick and place robot systems

Technical data

Controlled axes 6
Payload 5 kg
Maximum reach P-point 895 mm
Repeatability ±0.02 mm
Weight 29 kg
Power requirements 1.0 kVA
Mounting positions Floor, Wall, Ceiling
Suitable for Assembly
Dispensing
Machine tending
Material handling
Packaging
Pick and place
Maximum speed S-Axis 270 º /sec
L-axis 280 º /sec
U-axis 300 º /sec
T-axis 720 º /sec
R-axis 450 º /sec
B-axis 450 º /sec