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Langhammer presents a compact layer palletizing system at the Interpack 2017

Space saving and gentle product handling: Langhammer, the leading specialist for transport and palletizing systems under the umbrella of Körber Logistics, is presenting their latest innovation for trade and industry applications at the Interpack in Düsseldorf (Hall 16, F37). The combination of an articulated arm robot with conveyor technology and a layer gripper results in a compact, highly flexible complete system for palletizing a wide range of product groups.

The company from the Business Unit for Product Solutions from Körber Logistics has combined their product-friendly, innovative layer gripper system "The Wave" with the Langhammer articulated arm robot AR500 thereby creating a unique palletizing solution. The basis for thi system solution is Langhammer's patented handling component "The Wave".

This development of the Palatine machine builder uses a carbon gripper which gently and without pressure applied to the product can take up and place complete product layers. Aided by a gentle wave movement in the conveyor belt, a split gripper apron safely takes hold of the product layer. Compressions on all four sides precisely align the layer formation according to the desired layer layout, while the gripper bottom closes under the layer.

Resting on the gripper bottom and secured by the compression plates, the layer is then – without exerting pressure on the product – safely transferred. This "The Wave" method does away with needing different format parts, which are required for conventional clamp grippers when creating special layer configurations, for example such with gaps.

The combination of "The Wave" with the Langhammer AR500 articulated arm robot offers additional benefits: this unique system solution of "The Wave" combined with the AR500 is designed not only for smallest space requirements and highest palletizing quality, but via the PLC, with either Siemens or Rockwell controls, the robot can be programmed directly as well – without requiring previous robot programming experience.

The comprehensive Langhammer operating concept offers an easy configuration of the palletizing solution, one which can be quickly and flexibly adapted to new tasks in the shortest time. It’s textbook robotics plain and simple. In sum, a coordinated concept for the complete material flow environment with extreme accuracy and high-quality palletizing - turnkey ready from a single source.