Columbia/Okura Launches miniPAL+ ™ with a 20kg Lifting Capacity

Columbia/Okura will debut the miniPAL+ ™ at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2023. Stop by booth # C-2838 on Monday, September 11th, at 10AM for the official unveiling and to see the miniPAL+ ™ in action!

Columbia/Okura LLC is pleased to announce the miniPAL+ ™, a new collaborative solution utilizing Universal Robot's UR20 cobot arm, providing a 44 lbs. (20kg) lifting capacity. This new palletizing solution enables handling heavy payloads at higher rates than previous collaborative systems and with flexible tooling allow for multi-pick options. The design features a 10' x 11' footprint, and an intuitive pattern building software by Rocketfarm for ease of use.


Columbia/Okura will debut the miniPAL+ ™ at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2023. Stop by booth # C-2838 on Monday, September 11th, at 10AM for the official unveiling and to see the miniPAL+ ™ in action!

"The unveiling of the miniPAL+ ™ collaborative palletizer at Pack Expo in Las Vegas is a testament our belief in the transformative power of automation. This new palletizer was designed specifically to improve efficiency, safety, and productivity in businesses of all sizes. It is a welcome addition to the Columbia Okura lineup of innovative end-of-line automation solutions".
- Columbia Okura's Director of Sales, Michael Stuyvesant

Optimal Design for Palletizing with the miniPAL+ ™

Columbia/Okura's newest solution features the all new UR20 cobot arm, providing a load height of 2032mm (80").

Cobots are designed to interact directly with human operators, keeping users safe through limited force and speeds. The miniPAL+ ™ safety features include area scanners and radar, both of which monitor the palletizing cell and slow the robot to ‘collaborative speeds' should a person enter. Additionally, it includes guarding to create a physical barrier while also optimizing the footprint of 10' x 11'. The dual pallet building locations allow for reduced downtime when one pallet load is completed and needs to be removed from the cell. The system uses 110V AC power which is achieved through a standard power outlet. The system is very quick to integrate. It can be set-up and running within a day of deployment.

With over 25 years of robotic palletizing experience, Columbia/Okura is ready to assist in providing the best automated solution for our client's needs. Visit our website to learn more about the miniPAL+ ™ https://columbiaokura.com/products/cobots/

About Columbia/Okura

Columbia Okura is a leading provider of end-of-line automation solutions. Columbia/Okura customizes systems to meet the specific needs of customers, providing reliable, efficient, and easy-to-use solutions at competitive prices. We are committed to providing exceptional service from initial consultation throughout the lifecycle of the equipment, serving clients in food and beverage, consumer goods, building materials, chemical and petrochemicals, healthcare, milled products, logistics and e-commerce industries, Columbia/Okura provides a robotic palletizing solution to meet the needs of any application.

Headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, Columbia/Okura is a joint venture of material handling leaders Columbia Machine, Inc. and Okura USA, Inc. For more information, visit www.columbiaokura.com.

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