MMCI has developed integrated solutions to streamline the end of line collection of completed pallets. By pairing light curtain safety features with innovative fork-truck guides, the collection of completed pallets is simplified and streamlined.
Options: Manual or Automated
All robotic palletizers can be designed with either manual systems that can be serviced with a forklift/pallet jack, or with automated systems that quickly and safely transfer the pallets out of the cell.
Enhanced Pallet Conveyors
Having witnessed first hand the damage and wear and tear associated with the pallet pick up area, we integrate extra features into our automated pallet conveyors to make them safer and more durable.
Forklift Proximity Sensors and Reinforced Chain Guards
Protective Wheel Stops
Fixed End-stop Fork Guides
MMCI pairs all outfeed conveyors with Light Curtain Systems. Utilizing laser-eye technology, these light-based systems provide enhanced safety and simplify the processing and collection of pallets as they exit the cell. Light Curtains typically come in two standard forms, L and T curtains.
This style of light curtain directs the flow of products in one direction. When the laser eye is obscured by a pallet, the powered conveyor is initiated to feed the pallet further downstream.
This style of light curtain performs the same function of the L curtain, but in both directions. This allows the conveyor to move the pallet forward or backwards as needed to relieve congestion on the line.
Bird Box Laser Housing
In heavy equipment environments, laser eyes can often be damaged or unknowingly altered by operators as they move throughout the cell. Failure of a laser eye at any point in the palletizing process can lead to cell shutdowns and significant losses of throughput. To combat this issue, MMCI designed and engineered an innovative solution to ensure the safety and simple adjustability of laser housing units.
Bird Box Laser Housing units are resilient boxes that feature isometric angles that eliminate the possibility of stacking or placing objects upon the eye. Additionally, the ability to adjust the focus of the eye is also often critical to expanding palletizing processes. MMCI paired the isometric units with easily adjustable settings so that operators may alter the direction and focus of the eye as needed.
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