Buy a bts robotic palletizing workcell and start stacking pallets the easy way
Welcome to Bransom Tech Services of Lodi California
BTS is not just another great electrical contractor,
we design and build automation solutions using robots, too.
We are a distributor for Kawasaki Robots. With 50 years of experience in robotics, Kawasaki has accumulated a wide range of application technologies in every field and industry. Kawasaki supports our customers’ needs to automate their production lines and improve productivity. The application examples on this website are but a fraction of Kawasaki’s vast robotics experience.
BPW180 Robotic Palletizing Workcell
The CP series palletizing robots feature industry leading cycle times, a broad motion range, a space and energy saving controller, and easy-to-use palletizing software to program the robot’s operation. The robots drive the flexible automation of end-of-line and distribution processes in a wide range of industries, and support the highest production line efficiencies. With the lightest maximum payload capacity at 180kg (396lb) , the CP180L model’s throughput is the highest of the CP series palletizing robots at 2050 cycles per hour with a 130 kg (286lb) payload or smaller. The payload includes the tooling PLUS the product.
Tooling ranges in weight from light to heavy for the BTS robotic palletizing workcell. If you use the 2-zone vacuum gripper, this tooling weighs approximately 80lbs. Our single zone bag gripper tooling weighs approximately 70lbs. our 2-zone magnet gripper tooling weighs approximately 140lbs or more depending on the features you require.
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Price installed $175,900.00 plus tax and shipping
We can assist you in deciding how best to integrate that robot into your business. Our robots come with a host of features and tooling. At BTS, we design and program many unique machines designed for many types of applications.
Installation notes for BPW180 Robotic Palletizing Workcell
and Kawasaki CP-180 Robot
Heavy items generate high moment (torque) forces and the weight of the robot plus the tooling increases the torque on the robot mounting structure (called moment). Poorly mounted robots can detach from the concrete and possibly tip over. Maintenance and Inspection are very important in this regard. The surface you mount the robot to is required to be strong enough for the forces the CP180L robot produces at the astonishing speed of 2080 cycles per hour.
The robot base is a very important piece of the machine in that it manages the torque generated by the robot movements as well as elevates the robot to the optimum height above the work.Optimum height for a robot is a calculated area where the robot is able to achieve the designed speeds of the robot. The 3636 Base is best. For example, we use the Kawasaki CP180L in this application both for its reach and durability, but also for its speed. At the designed height, the Kawasaki CP180L can move 1800 cycles per hour at standard speeds with large loads. With 130kg loads, the CP180L can move at an astonishing 2050 cycles per hour. The limitations have to do with many factors including the strength of the concrete where the base is mounted. if your concrete floor will not support our 3636 Base, we can build the mounts larger to spread the load out or integrate the robot base into the equipment in the area.
BTS Robotic Palletizing Workcell Price includes:
Kawasaki CP180L 4-Axis Robot up to 2080 Moves per Hour w/130kg load and 10 foot reach
Kawasaki E03 Regenerative Controller
Kawasaki Teach Pendant and 10m cables
36 inch x 36 inch Robot Base and mounting bolts Note1
Choose one of Four EOAT packages
2ea 52 x 58 Pallet Pocket with sensors for 48in pallet
1ea 30 x 36 Live Roller Variable Speed Buffer Pallet
1ea 30 x 36 Live Roller Variable Speed Pick Conveyor
BTS C100 Integration PC Controller with 10.1 Color HMI
Yaskawa A1000 Advanced VFD for Buffer and Pick Conveyor
18ft x 25ft Safety Cage with Light Curtains. Includes 1 safety access door
Pre-wired Interconnect Cables for Workcell
4 Stacking Configurations pre-programmed (customer provides product and pallet sizes/patterns)
Price includes all installation labor and material costs (Please see customer responsibilities)
Choose your tooling:
With our solution you get your choice of gripper. If you are producing bags of product, you will probably want a Clamshell Gripper like the one pictured above. Designed for the product bag , it is intended to pickup and palletize. The clamshell gripper must have a special type of conveyor so it can get below the product. There is a pressure plate on the top that can be adjusted to come down on the bag. The purpose of this plate is to keep the bag as square as possible so it stacks cleanly. Bags tend to deform more than boxes and the tool must be designed depending on how loosely your bags are packed.
If you are palletizing boxes, you might want to use our flat sided 3-Position gripper. The tooling above is a 2-zone gripper. It allows us to drop and turn one case at a time on the pallet stack. The gripper sides are thin but sturdy and can stack boxes very tightly against one another. We have single zone and triple zone grippers as well. We also have vacuum grippers (not shown) in the same configurations. Vacuum is not as reliable as flat side pressure grippers and use a lot of power with vacuum pumps required to generate enough vacuum
If your product is magnetic, you can use a magnetic EOAT. The gripper above is used to pick cans from a food processing facility. The circles are embedded in the replaceable stripper plate. We can furnish a compound tool with a Tie Sheet Vacuum Gripper for palletizing. Our tooling uses standard size removable magnets and can be configured to any can size. The trick with magnet EOAT is to have the magnet in a position that optimizes the amount of pull on the product cans or other metal parts of the object. The magnets are moved up and down while the non-magnetic stripper plate remains stationary.