Its journey into robotics started with a joint venture in robotic palletizing with Okura Yusoki Co., Ltd. in 1996. Strong technical history from Okura and palletizing expertise from Columbia Machine are the foundation of Columbia/Okura LLC, allowing it to fulfill application requirements of unique problems across multiple industries. Its robotic palletizers, capable of supporting niches requirements, compliment Columbia Machine’s already successful lines of conventional palletizers.
In concrete production facilities, robots operate in harsh environments. They contend with heavy loads, versatile handling requirements, a wide range of operator experience, low maintenance expectations, highly robust design expectations, and rigorous production schedules. Applications that benefit from robotics solutions are Cubing (clamp and vacuum), pallet buffering, offline value-added processing, and product handling. Similarly, robots can handle heavy loads, repetitive motions, and unique space constraints.
Robots can handle products individually, in rows, and full layers, as well as manage tier courses and product arranging. They can be integrated into an existing system or stand alone as a wholly robotic or hybrid cubing system with a slide deck that aids in arranging and cubing products.