Robotics Applications

Industries worldwide have discovered the advantages of robotic integration, installing a diverse range of robots.

Material Handling Automation

Integrated, automated materials handling solutions.

“RTA exceeded our expectations with the installation and commissioning of our Kawasaki palletising system and production line control/reporting system. From concept design through to commissioning, RTA’s effectiveness and professionalism were of the highest standards.” Aussie Grower Fruits

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Order picking, pick and place, dispensing, packaging, and palletising. These are manual processes that, traditionally, involve ‘a lot of hands’ in what can often be hazardous materials handling processes within manufacturing and processing environments. And with many people comes high production costs, increased margin of error, increased work health and safety risks and continuous planning.

By automating materials handling processes, organisations can reduce labour costs, increase throughput, process quality and increase safety.

Materials handling automation involves the use of automatically controlled multipurpose robots – which do not tire or become fatigued by repetitive and physically demanding tasks – to transport objects. By fitting the robot with an appropriate end of arm tool, such as a vacuum, claw or clamp gripper, the robot can efficiently and accurately move product from location to location.

Materials handling applications include:If you need a robotics automation solution to a materials handling application, allow the RTA team to share our knowledge, expertise and technologies with you to provide your organisation with new and improved capabilities to maximise productivity and efficiency whilst improving WHS.

RTA has extensive experience in the systems integration of robotics automation solutions for a wide range of materials handling applications.

The Kawasaki materials handling robots that RTA supplies include 52 models with payload capacities that range from 2 kg to 1500 kg. These models include: collaborative robots (cobots) that can work with humans in perfect harmony; high speed pick and place robots; sorting robots; and palletising robots that can move materials weighing up to 1.5 tonne.

The Kawasaki robot controllers we employ offer many options to aid in materials handling automation applications, including: visual sensor systems, conveyor tracking, collision detection, and servo controlled end-of-arm tooling.

As part of the systems integration process, the team at RTA will ensure that the robots are integrated with other equipment such as containers, conveyors, guided vehicles, automated storage/retrieval systems, and carousels.

If you are investigating ways to automate materials handling processes and would like professional advice on how robots can be integrated into your operations to benefit your business,  consult the experts at RTA about your requirements.

Palletising Robots

Robot Palletiser

The automation of machine loading/unloading is a natural application for automation.

Pick & Place Robots

Kawasaki Y Series Pick and Place Robot

Kawasaki’s Y series high speed pick & place parallel type robots can be used for material handling and assembly applications in a variety of ind…

Sorting Robots

Sorting Robotics

One example of the successful use of robotic sorting technology is RTA’s sorting solution delivered to Northern Herd, which demonstrates how a autom…