Columbia Machine introduces FL6200 palletizer
February 14, 2017 - Columbia Machine introduced the FL6200 palletizer, a floor-level design. The FL6200 can palletize up to 120 cases per minute, depending on layer pattern – and can manage standard and challenging products including shallow unwrapped trays, shrink pads, film-only bundles and more.
One of the keys to the palletizer’s performance is the incorporation of servo technology. The FL6200 combines technology with a contemporary, modular and clean design palletizer.
On the FL6200, this standard package includes Category 3, Performance Level D safety components and incorporates fully integrated guarding, full height light curtains, automatic four-point hoist pins, case infeed tunnel and interlocked load building area access doors.
The FL6200 utilizes Columbia’s Product Manager HMI, servo-actuated layer transfer and load building area hoists, servo actuated bi-parting apron plates and modular construction that allows for multiple layout configurations to fit site constraints. Users can create and modify layer patterns, view and export production reports, adjust component speeds and timer settings, and also access manuals and schematics, all through the HMI. Graphic pattern screens can be created at the HMI to aid recovery and provide graphic representation of diagnostics, improving OEE.
The modular construction of the FL6200 increases flexibility by allowing features to be incorporated initially or added as a modification in the future. The addition of an integrated stretch wrapper helps when load stability or space constraints are a challenge. A dual infeed can be added to meet increased line speeds.
The enhanced alarm indicators and system diagnostics, Smart Squeeze technology, and machine I/O status screens quickly communicate to the operator the status of the machine to aid in machine recovery and ensure uptime.
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