Columbia Machine has introduced the HL6200, the third machine in the trilogy of high-level, high-speed palletizers. The standard package includes Category 3, Performance Level D safety components that utilize fully integrated upper and lower guarding, full height light curtains, dual slot automatic hoist pins (patent applied for), ergonomic low step-height machine access, level interior rollers surfaces and interlocked hoist area access doors.
Fortress trapped-key access components are also available to allow for OSHA compliant minor servicing. This safety package is designed to keep employees safe while still meeting production demands by providing convenient and safe access when needed.
The HL6200 combines Columbia’s Product Manager HMI, bi-parting stripper apron and modular construction into its compact footprint. Users can create and modify layer patterns, view and export production reports, adjust drive speeds and timer settings, access manuals and schematics all through the HMI. The bi-parting stripper apron, combined with the case stops in the row forming area, allow the HL6200 to create gaps both front-to-back and or side-to-side.
The modular construction found in Columbia’s new series of high-level palletizers increases the flexibility of the HL6200 by allowing for standard speed enhancements such as a dual infeed or conversion to an inline configuration to meet future line speeds.
The HL6200 is capable of palletizing up to 120 cases per minute (pattern dependent). The enhanced alarm indicators and system diagnostics, fallen case detection, Smart Squeeze technology, and machine I/O status screens quickly communicate to the operator the status of the machine to aid in rapid machine recovery and ensure maximum uptime.