Robotics' New Wave Takes Guesswork Out of Palletizing

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Robotics' New Wave Takes Guesswork Out of Palletizing

By: Tim Criswell, Wynright
September 19,  2014

A neighbor down the street put in a new brick walk last summer. Each brick was identical, which made it easy to stack them alongside each other for a seamless path. If only palletizing were that simple. But as warehouse workers contend with boxes of all shapes and sizes, a one-size-fits-all pallet pattern just won’t cut it.

Retailers might receive a one-time shipment of a seasonal or special product; or perhaps they’re the beneficiary of a “bonus” pack that’s 30 percent larger than normal. Despite the good intentions behind the bonus, the pallet pattern they rely on day in, day out, suddenly won’t work for this one product that they may never receive again.

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