The main reason why Packservice was considering end-of-line automation was the ever increasing labor shortage. There were not enough employees available to execute the manual tasks, leading to higher operation costs. Besides, Packservice wanted to improve the health of their employees by giving the physically demanding work to an automated solution, such as a palletizer cobot. Hence, automation was needed.Smart Palletizer
For 7 years, Packservice worked together with universities and a German institute to find the perfect solution for their palletizing process. It was already decided that the solution should be a cobot. However, Packservice did not manage to find a supplier that was able to provide a cobot and software capable of handling their needs and desired ROI of less than 3 years. The solutions Packservice had seen so far were too expensive and needed a lot of programming. That was until the institute Packservice cooperated with pointed out that the solution they were looking for already existed and directed them to Smart Robotics.
In cooperation with our German partner Ask!Ayudo it was decided to hold a trial at one of Packservice’s warehouses in Germany. After this successful trial, the Smart Palletizer was purchased and has been palletizing at Packservice ever since.
Packservice is a co-packing group with 30 sites in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. They specialize in the processing of products in the secondary packaging sector. Packservice focuses on all packaging and product finishing processes in the packaging business. Industries they package for include food, non-food, pet food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, beverages and textiles.
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