Columbia/Okura LLC has announced a strategic alliance with Universal Robots. This relationship will allow Columbia/Okura to deliver a more extensive range of robotic palletizing solutions to end users; now inclusive of collaborative palletizing applications.
Columbia/Okura has been working on the development of miniPAL a mobile, collaborative palletizing product integrating Universal Robot’s UR10e for some time. Columbia/Okura intends to launch this new product range of palletizing “cobots” immediately. “The partnership between our two companies allows Columbia/Okura to provide a safe and economical palletizing solution to clients who are facing labor shortages, many of whom may also be new to factory automation” says Brian Hutton, President of Columbia/Okura LLC. With the introduction of a collaborative palletizer, employees can be re-deployed to work on higher value tasks where their time and skills are better served.
Columbia/Okura continues to evolve product offerings to meet growing customer needs for safe, reliable and economical systems. The new collaborative product offering has five significant client benefits:
With almost 25 years of robotic palletizing experience, Columbia/Okura is ready to assist in providing the best automated solution for our client’s needs.
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