Pallet stabilization with hot melt adhesive application

Pallet stabilization with AntiSlip Gluing, a hot melt adhesive application directly onto the packaging units, saves resources and costs. This is different from the conventional method, where intermediate cardboard layers and external plastic foil layers add costs and increase the recycling effort.

A solution that meets today’s high requirements

Goods palletizing has extensive risks and possible problems: Containers and packages must be transported increasingly faster and more efficient. Safety aspects are as essential as the failure rate caused by damage. Environmental aspects and country-specific regulations are becoming more important. With AntiSlip Gluing offered by Robatech, you can meet these challenges automatically.

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Integration into the production process

The AntiSlip Gluing solution can simply be integrated into the production process or retrofitted. Using a thin hot melt adhesive application in spiral or bead form on the top of the packaging, they become a safe and stable unit during stacking on a pallet. The AntiSlip Gluing solution can be positioned at the exit of the palletizing station, where two lines of hot melt adhesive are applied, or for the case packer, at the entry of the station, where several lanes with tracking units are glued at the same time and in parallel. The palletizing function with box counter, integrated into the Robatech pattern control, ensures that no adhesive is applied to the top layer of goods.

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Sustainability in pallet stabilization thanks to optimized resources

In general, the amount of adhesive applied is optimized to ensure that the packaging units stick together reliably. Intermediate layers of anti-slip gluing cardboard can largely be omitted. To secure on the pallet, no or just a little foil is required, e.g., as dust protection. On removal of the protective foil, unit stability and goods integrity is ensured thanks to AntiSlip Gluing.

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Comparison with traditional palletizing

Process Traditional Method AntiSlip Gluing
Packing
  • Many layers of foil required for stabilization and dust protection
  • Mostly anti-slip cardboard between the individual layers to increase stability
  • Little foil (dust protection) required thanks to bonding
  • Anti-slip cardboard can be largely omitted
  • Less packaging material = cost savings / environmentally friendly
Transport / storage
  • Risk of goods shifting during transport and storage
  • Safe transport and storage as no shifting/slipping possible due to bonding.
  • Safe transport = cost savings
Depalletizing
  • On foil removal, individual packaging units may lose their stability or become damaged
  • Lots of foil waste
  • After foil removal, the packaging units are still stable
  • Reduced foil waste = cost savings / environmentally friendly

Advantages of AntiSlip Gluing at a glance

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Good integrity and stability during transport and storage
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Increasing efficiency through integration into production process and safe operation
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Reduced logistics and recycling costs
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Adhesive is cost-efficient as well as humidity- and heat-resistant
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Simple depalletizing with little waste
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No concealing of goods, graphics, or barcodes
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Compliance with statutory regulation regarding plastic foils can be ensured

WHERE IS THE ANTISLIP GLUING PALLETIZING SOLUTION USED?

The system solution is suitable for plastic and paper materials as well as different container and packaging types (cardboard boxes, bags, foil-wrapped packs, multi boxes, etc.).

In the case of new systems, AntiSlip Gluing pallet stabilization can be directly integrated into the system and thus into the host by the machine builder. The solution can also be operated as option or retrofit independently from the host via the Robatech pattern control.

REFERENCES FOR ANTISLIP GLUING PALLET STABILIZATION

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Pallet stabilization at UFA

  • Ten layers of 3 feed bags each
  • Complete elimination of plastic film
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Pallet stabilization at Swissmill

  • Cardboard boxes at the final packaging line
  • 75 % less plastic wrap
  • Half wrapping for rail transport only

SYSTEM COMPONENTS FOR PALLET STABILIZATION

Box-Vision

Vision melter

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  • Industry-leading energy efficiency
  • Smart Terminal: ease of use
  • FlexPort for longitudinal and transverse installation
  • Integrated palletizing function
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Concept melter

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  • Robust, durable, and reliable
  • Form of adhesive: Granulate, blocks
  • Tank volumes: 5 or 8 liters
  • Integrated palletizing function
Box-Performa

Performa

  • Heated hose for small application quantities
  • Nominal diameter 8 mm
  • PrimeConnect for quick installation
  • Energy-efficient
  • Durable
Box-Enduro

Enduro

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  • Heated hose for larger application quantities
  • Nominal diameters: 6 mm, 8 mm, and larger
  • Connection via screw connection
  • Favorable price/performance ratio
Box-AX-Diamond

Application head AX 1 Diamond

 

for bead application

Box-AX-1-SP-NV-Diamond

Application head AX 1 SP Diamond

 

for curly-shaped application (spiral head)