Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!

Qubiqa’s kinder, gentler layer picker

The layer picker uses a patented low-vacuum chamber principle to gently and safely lift one pallet layer at time.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
March 22, 2011

In a press conference held Monday, Qubiqa (Booth 4422) company representatives, Thorben Larsen, global product manager, and Victor Hoerst, external consultant, demonstrated the company’s latest layer picking technology. 

Qubiqa’s handling solution, called the Layer Picker Flex-R, was developed about a year ago. It combines materials handling and robotics. Hoerst explained, “We have reduced the height and weight of the machinery to make it compatible with existing robotic arm technology.”

The layer picker uses a patented low-vacuum chamber principle to gently and safely lift one pallet layer at time.  Each layer could include diverse products with varying surfaces like loose produce, six-packs of bottled beverages or smooth cartons.  Larsen explained the unit is capable of effectively lifting 98% of the products in the retail sector.

ProMat 2011 will be held March 21 - 24, 2011 at McCormick Place South in Chicago. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry.

Read all of Modern’s ProMat 2011 coverage


Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world’s most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

US robot installations up 11%; global market value including support services estimated at $32 billion for 2014.

In a global economy, the beat of a butterfly’s wings in one part of the world can truly lead to a supply chain disruption on the other side of the globe. In his new book, Yossi Sheffi describes how the best companies prepare for modern vulnerabilities and develop corporate resilience.

Yossi Sheffi talks about his new book, The Power Of Resilience: How The Best Companies Manage The Unexpected, and how the best companies are balancing the risks involved in new products, new markets, and new processes—all crucial for growth—and the resilience created by advanced risk management.

Half of large U.S. companies are bringing some of their manufacturing processes back onshore. But it’s not as simple as turning out the lights in one locale and setting up shop in another, says reshoring expert Rosemary Coates.

Events to include tabletop exhibitions of products and services from leading robotics companies.

Article Topics

News · Technology · Packaging · ProMat · Load Unitization · All topics

© Copyright 2015 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA