Futura Automation LLC is pleased to announce the introduction of “Power Palletizer”, a state of the art, BLDC servo-driven Cartesian style robot palletizing system.  Macron Dynamics provides the mechanical components, Delta Technology in Phoenix provides fabrication and field support while Vanguard Automation in Denver, NC provides the electrics, safety and controls.  This new palletizing system can be combined with standard or custom EOL strapping and/or wrapping systems to complete the packaging of any type of product at cutting edge speed.

The standard Weintek “Codesys” PLC system is integrated with the HMI controls for the palletizer, providing a compact and cost effective control strategy.  The standard 10″ and optional 15″ high-resolution HMI touchscreen also has built-in IIOT / Industry 4.0 capabilities so that this solution can be integrated with plant-wide performance analytics and can be programmed to provide predictive maintenance notifications based on real-time data.  Data can be sent to cloud-services, including AWS using the embedded EasyAccess 2.0 enabling Industry 4.0 and the future of lights-out manufacturing.  The Applied Motion BLDC drives are coordinated with high performance EtherCat communications and controls.  Case erecting, conveying, packing and closing are also available from Futura Automation, LLC.  Please see the machine in operation on the following site:

  • http://www.macrondynamics.com/videos/automated-palletizing-machine-XZ-gantry
  • 100% Pre-Engineered “Futura Automation EOL Solution”  *Patent Pending
  • Kit Consists of Steel Frame, 2-Axis Gantry, Safety Fence, 18″ x 8′ Positioning Servo Conveyor and 12″ x 48″ Vacuum Gripper, Enclosure and Safety Systems
  • Smallest Footprint in the Industry at 60″ x 80″- Depends on Pallet Size and Conveyor Width
  • Best Price/Performance in the Industry at 60 Cycles / Minute for light individual cartons less than 2 cu ft and 2kg or 15 Cycles / Minute for 8 cu ft carton row at up to 75kg payload
  • 2-Axis “State of the Art” EtherCat Cartesian Gantry XZ High Speed Motion with servo-coordinated conveyor 3rd axis
  • Applied Motion StepSERVO BLDC Drives and Weintek 10″ Codesys HMI / PLC standard with Rockwell AB PLC , AC Servo Motors, Drives, Controls optional (Kinetix Ethernet/IP)
  • Futura / Vanguard Automation Software Setup and Control Package
  • 99.9% Up-Time Reliability
  • Minimal Maintenance
  • 10 Year Design Life
  • Purchase or Lease Options Available
  • 6-8 Week Delivery
  • 100% Made in the USA  

System Options

  • Extend X or Z Axis (does affect cycle time and gripper and blower size)
  • Add Y Axis (for stationary pallet)
  • Add Theta Axis (“cross-hatched” cartons)
  • Add Vacuum Layer Gripper
  • Entry and Exit Conveyors
  • 15″ HMI Screen
  • Strapping and Wrapping System