Complex requirements and a wide range of pack sizes made easy with CR Automation Robotics

Heinz Watties palletising

Our Client

Heinz Wattie's Robotic Palletising

Project Scope

Heinz Wattie's needed a solution to palletise 30 different types of products from three separate lines in their central food processing facility. These products travel from a 150m conveyor system through the factory to two lines running at once to mix and match them onto the pallets. The process includes barcode scanning, sorting, palletising, stretchwrapping, print-and-apply pallet labelling and ERP integration.

The CR Solution

Working with our strategic partner DSK Engineering, we installed two ABB robots with a multi-zone grippers, custom designed for the wide range in pack sizes. CR Automation developed the PLC, robot, HMI and safety programs. We also provided the complete electrical design and installation.

The Result

A safe, reliable, easy to operate, fully integrated carton palletising system in a demanding high speed application.