Automation Spotlight: Robotic Palletizers

Part 5 in our 10-part series featuring useful automation is hot off the press! If you missed our earlier posts, you can check them out here: 

Today, we bring you… 

Robotic Palletizers

robotic palletizer


Robotic palletizers are automated systems designed to stack and arrange products onto pallets efficiently. They are used to automate the end-of-line packaging process, improving throughput, consistency, and safety.


    1. Packaging a variety of products.
    2. Stacking boxes for shipment.
    3. Handling delicate products with precision.
    4. Managing heavy components.
    5. Handling bulk items safely.


    1. Cartesian Palletizers: Utilize a linear coordinate system (X, Y, Z axes) for precise placement.
    2. Articulated Arm Palletizers: Feature multiple joints for a wide range of motion, similar to a human arm.
    3. Gantry Palletizers: Use a crane-like structure for large-scale operations, ideal for heavy or bulky items.
    4. Collaborative Palletizers: Designed to work alongside humans, often smaller and safer for human interaction.


    1. Increased Efficiency: Capable of operating continuously without breaks, significantly boosting productivity.
    2. Consistency and Precision: Delivers uniform stacking and packaging, reducing errors and damage to products.
    3. Cost-Effective: Reduces labor costs and minimizes workplace injuries associated with manual palletizing.
    4. Flexibility: Easily programmable to handle different products and pallet patterns.
    5. Space-Saving: Compact designs that can fit into various facility layouts.


    1. Robotic palletizers can be reprogrammed for different product sizes, shapes, and packaging requirements. 
    2. Integration with existing conveyor systems and warehouse management software allows for seamless operation. 
    3. Advanced models can adjust to changes in production demands and can be equipped with vision systems for enhanced accuracy in product handling.

The engineers at Maryland-based Arnold Automation will provide a FREE consultation with your team to assess your needs, then identify and integrate the best automation solutions for your business. 

Call Arnold Automation today at 855-276-6537 or submit a quick form and we’ll get right back to you.

Laura Cadden
Arnold Packaging & Arnold Automation
Protecting Your Product and Your Profit