Polaris is the system developed by GEA Procomac Packaging for the preparation of the layers with packages particularly unstable or to achieve high production speeds. The rotation and translation of the packages is carried out without shocks by means of manipulation with grippers. The use of brushless motors on the grippers and on the layer pre-formation conveyor guarantees fast and precise positioning of the packages.
The construction is modular: the basic module is composed by 2 manipulating heads
(grippers). The 2 heads are placed side by side end each head takes care of forming half layer. This allows to minimize the footprint, with considerable advantage for the installation and intervention by the machine operators. For complicated palletisation patterns or high production speeds additional module with 1 or 2 heads can be added
, in series with the basic module.
The movement of the heads on the horizontal surface is according to polar axis (߰, Z), instead of the traditional cartesian axis (X,Y). This allows to reduce the inertial strengths at parity of accelerations, thus improving the translation speeds and the positioning precision.
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