Conventional vs. Robotic Palletizing

There are pros and cons when it comes to conventional and robotic palletizing warehouse solutions. Finding the right one for your operation depends on your current needs and long-term goals.

Robotic palletizing is ideal for warehouse operations that handle a variety of SKUs and are often lower-speed. While they have minimal hardware requirements, they are a more costly option but can produce high precision rates.

Conventional palletizing is a good solution for higher-speed operations and often outperform its robotic counterpart. Often found in the food and beverage industry, conventional palletizing solutions are more flexible and able to handle complex sequences.

Is conventional palletizing dead? Rather than getting immersed in ambiguous statistics and marketing buzzwords, this paper will look at the specific applications that favor each technology to determine if the future of palletizing is exclusively robotic.