From 19 May until 23 May 2014 we participated at the CeMAT 2014 trade show in Hannover. During this event we brought visitors up to date on the latest developments in the field of automatic unloading of containers and palletizing of goods.We also provided product demonstrations of the C1 Container Unloader & Palletizer at the 'Freigelände', in a tailor-made trailer.
Impression Transport & Logistics Antwerp 2013: 15, 16 & 17 October, Hall 3, Booth nr 3.046
Transport & Logistics Antwerp 2013
This week Copal launches the C2 Container Unloader. With this machine mixed containers and products other than cardboard boxes (such as jute and paper bags) can be automatically unloaded without any physical exertion. So this machine saves a lot of time and physical effort.
Launch of the C2 Container Unloader
Copal Handling Systems introduces the Container Unloader & Palletizer C1. With this machine a container full of boxes can be semi-automatically unloaded and palletized, at an average speed of 1,800 boxes an hour. A top speed of 2,700 boxes an hour is possible depending on the dimensions and stacking pattern of the boxes. So this machine saves a lot of time and physical effort.
Introduction intelligent Container Unloader & Palletizer C1:
Copal has developed a so-called Spidergripper for the unloading of jute bags and bales filled with for instance cacao, coffee, nuts or tea. With this gripper, which can be easily connected to a Copal C2 Container Unloader, it is now possible to unload jute bags automatically. Not only does this mean a saving on time and costs, but also the heavy physical effort of employees becomes history.
The jute bags are taken out of a container by a unique fully automatic mechanism and placed on an extendible conveyor belt. The bags are transported by the conveyor belt and then fully automatically palletized for further transportation or storage. Loading and unloading containers normally costs a lot of time and manpower and therefore a lot of money too.
To prevent overloading and permanent injury of employees, Copal has been designing and producing container stripping and palletizing systems for some years. Besides reducing operational costs, these systems ensure faster and more efficient production and turnaround times.
Watch the video on using the Spidergripper here.
This newly developed gripper can turn 90 degrees and has several rotation and tilting points. This means that bags and bales which are not lying flat, but are for instance lying askew over each other, can be picked up and deposited on the Copal C2 conveyor. Also sensors ensure the automatic positioning of the gripper and the Copal C2 Container Unloader operating system has been expanded with all the functionalities of this innovative gripper.
All Copal systems are equipped with quick couplers, meaning the replacement of grippers can be done in just a matter of minutes. This makes the systems multifunctional in use so that different sorts of goods can be processed, such as boxes, trays, plastic bags, and jute bags but they are also suitable for unloading various other types of goods and materials.
Besides the new gripper for picking up bagged goods, Coral Handling Systems also offers the customer specific solutions for palletizing bags and bales, fully automating the entire process of unloading and palletizing bagged goods.