Palletizing in a 37-degree Cold Room

Palletizing Specs for a Cold Environment

Tooling Design

In colder temperatures, tool design becomes crucial to meet project requirements.

An integral aspect is the selection of tool cups, which must adapt to lower temperatures.

The reduced pliability of cups in the cold makes them harder to pick with, making a tailored design necessary.

Accounting for “Wind Chill”

Sometimes, since the palletizer is located in a cold room, it may be positioned under the cooling unit. This may provide challenges because of the draft that this may give off. 

Therefore, the layout design and project design have to account for potential enhanced cold spots in the room.

Box Tape Considerations

In order to ensure a successful pick and place the product must stay intact throughout the process. If the product that is being palletized are boxes that are taped shut, this means that the type of tape used is extremely important.

If the tape that is being used cannot hold when placed in a cold environment, the pick and place process of palletizing will not work.

Benefits of Palletizing in Facility’s Cold Room

Moves Workers to Warmer, More Enjoyable Jobs

By installing an automated palletizing system, workers who are currently fulfilling that role will be able to move to a different role, out of the cold room.

Product Never Has to Leave Cold Area

A benefit of palletizing in a cold room environment is that a product never has to leave the cold after coming off the production and packing lines. This means the quality of the product does not have to suffer.

Decoupled from Product Lines

Since the palletizer is in the cold room, there is a buffer zone between the production and palletizing. This means that it does not need to keep up with real time production.

Additionally, this allows for multiple production lines to utilize the system.

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