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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|