August 31, 2022

Columbia/Okura celebrates 1,000th palletizing system

Columbia/Okura LLC marked the milestone of shipping its 1,000th robotic
palletizer.

The company designed and commissioned many successful palletizing systems, handling a massive range of products across dozens of industries worldwide. From bag palletizing systems in abusive and harsh environments to high-speed, multi-robot, multi-picking case applications, Columbia/Okura has
handled almost any type of product packaging in virtually any application.

The Columbia/Okura team

To celebrate the occasion and thank employees for their hard work, Columbia/Okura supplied lunch from Smokin’ Oak, a local barbeque restaurant in Vancouver, Wash. For the past 26 years, the team has gathered for every 100th robot sold milestone, celebrating with lunch and a team photo with the robot. However, due to COVID-19, in-person celebrations had been canceled for the last milestone (the 900th systems sold) making this in-person celebration of 1,000 robots even better.

The 1,000th system will be sent to a customer in North Carolina, Cherry Farms Seed Co., with a unique crest on the arm to denote it as the 1,000th robot. The system includes the Ai1800 robot, sheet presenter, pallet dispenser, bag end-effector, bag infeed, station conveyor and a gravity pickup conveyor.




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