Thiele SYMACH Palletizers, integrated with Allen-Bradley control software
Company: Thiele Technologies
Technology Snapshot: Thiele Technologies has announced that it soon will integrate Allen-Bradley control software on SYMACH Palletizers. Thiele acquired Netherlands-based SYMACH in March of 2014.
SYMACH Palletizers have proven to be a popular option for many existing U.S. customers, who commonly use Allen-Bradley control software throughout their production lines. SYMACH’s one-of-a-kind gantry-style palletizing technology gives customers an alternative to robotic or conventional palletizing by combining both into a unique machine that creates consistently square and uniform pallets. The Allen-Bradley controls are also standard in many of Thiele’s bag-filling lines, which provide operators with the ability to use one control software/platform to manage an entire line.
“We installed a demo SYMACH Palletizer at our Minneapolis facility, and invited several new and repeat customers to see it perform in person. When asked what obstacles prevented an order, they shared that the control system/package is one of the major factors,” said Pat Hilger, product manager for bagging and palletizing at Thiele. “Because customer trust is so important to what we do, we took the steps to overcome those obstacles to provide a superior product that meets the demands of our customers. We listened to what they needed and made those adjustments.”
Thiele is proud to partner with long-time supplier Rockwell Automation during the innovation process and expects to release the final product to the market in the spring of 2018.