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The new customized system is designed for fully automated and integrated labeling, orientation, and palletization, and it is expected to streamline the current manual processes, according to the press release.
Colbert Packaging announced its new robotic solution for product palletization operations on Sept. 27, 2023. The new customized system is designed for fully automated and integrated labeling, orientation, and palletization, and it is expected to streamline the current manual processes, according to the press release.
Partnering with RoBEX, Colbert is aiming to continue to assess operational challenges and identify solutions to pick and palletize multiple case variations and pallet configurations. Further, RoBEX’s solution included a design blueprint, integration plan, and meticulous cycle time calculations before final implementation.
“Our pharmaceutical and consumer goods customers expect their secondary packaging supplier to invest in technology to maximize capacity and capabilities, and improve quality and responsiveness,” said John Lackner, Colbert President & COO, in a press release. “In keeping with the ‘Expect Innovation’ theme at Pack Expo this year, we look forward to introducing and utilizing this innovative investment in technology to enhance our operations and our customer experience.”
Some of the key features according to the release include:
● Multifunctional Pallet Handling- the adaptability allows for smoother transitions between various pallet types, optimizing the workflow and reducing system downtime. Efficient pallet loading and alignment is essential for smooth operations, and with the new system, every pallet pack is done with precision.
● Automated Labeling - This dual function ensures products are correctly oriented for palletizing, shipping and storage, streamlining subsequent handling stages and meeting the various customer specifications.
● Superior Tracking Capabilities- Integration of sequential barcodes on each pallet ensures meticulous and automated lot control for product traceability. This level of detail provides controls for Colbert and its customers.
● Safety First - This fosters a more sustainable work environment, decreasing physical strain for associates, reducing turnover and offering alternative options for associates.
"This collaboration with Colbert was both challenging and inspiring. Together, we’ve managed to craft a solution that optimizes pick-and-pack operations, addressing existing challenges and paving the way for future innovations,” said Rob Johnson, RōBEX Director of National Accounts, in a press release.
Source: Colbert Packaging (PDF press release)