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High-Speed, Floor-Level Palletizer

February 14, 2017
Columbia Machine's FL6200 high-speed palletizer
Columbia Machine's FL6200 high-speed palletizer

Columbia Machine offers the FL6200 high-speed palletizer -- a floor-level design that combines robotic-like precision with the familiar simplicity and load build quality of a conventional palletizing solution.

The FL6200 can palletize up to 120 cases per minute -- depending on layer pattern -– and can manage standard and challenging products, including shallow unwrapped trays, shrink pads, film-only bundles, and more.

One of the keys to the palletizer’s performance and flexibility is the incorporation of servo technology. The FL6200 combines high-speed technology with a contemporary, modular, and clean design palletizer that is user-friendly.

The FL6200 includes Category 3, Performance Level D safety components and incorporates fully integrated guarding, full height light curtains, automatic four-point hoist pins, case infeed tunnel, and interlocked load building area access doors. This safety package keeps employees safe while still being operationally “friendly” and meeting production demands by providing convenient and safe access when needed.

The FL6200 utilizes Columbia’s easy-to-operate Product Manager HMI, servo-actuated layer transfer and load building area hoists, servo actuated bi-parting apron plates, and modular construction that allows for multiple layout configurations to fit your site constraints. Users can effortlessly create and modify layer patterns, view and export production reports, adjust component speeds and timer settings, and also access manuals and schematics, all through the HMI. Graphic pattern screens can be created at the HMI to aid recovery and provide graphic representation of diagnostics, improving OEE.

The modular construction of the FL6200 increases flexibility by allowing features to be incorporated initially or added as a modification in the future. The addition of an integrated stretch wrapper helps when load stability or space constraints are a challenge. A dual infeed can be added to meet increased line speeds.

Columbia Machine Inc., Vancouver, WA 360-694-1501 www.palletizing.com

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