CKF Systems’ Qimarox HR9 Highrunner increases flexibility
CKF Systems’ new palletising solution increases flexibility in the warehouse for logistics operations where palletising goods from containers happens frequently.
The Qimarox Highrunner HR9 is the only solution in the market, according to the company, that comes complete with a unique pattern generator allowing the system to stack boxes of almost any size on pallets at high speed without specially trained technicians generating a fresh pallet pattern for each new product.
The manual unloading of ‘loose loaded’ containers is physically demanding, time-consuming and unattractive work. The removal process from the containers one by one and then manually stacked onto pallets, can lead to damaged packaging and goods if stacked carelessly or dropped.
Investment in the automation of the palletising process will provide companies the solution necessary to meet the increasing demands of the global supply chain to empty containers more efficiently and improve the working environment for personnel.
See the video of the HR9 in action here.
CKF Systems designs and builds the conveyor systems supporting the Highrunner HR9 palletiser and integrate a 3D case product scanner which automatically captures the contours and dimensions of the cartons. The data forms the input for the pattern generator which calculates multiple stacking patterns based on that information, this is then displayed to an operator highlighting the preferred pattern. The pattern is selected to offer the best stability, pallet utilisation and speed of case handling.
Once selected the pattern can be saved into memory against that product and recalled, as required automatically, on recognising the product barcode. This process no longer requires highly trained and experienced technicians or callouts from specialist programmers each time a new product is received.
With the introduction of the Qimarox Highrunner HR9, CKF can expand its container unloading offering to customers throughout the UK who require a robust and reliable solution to palletise varied and ranging products.