Palletizing or palletization most often refers to the act of placing products on
a pallet for shipment or storage in logistics supply chains.

Robotic Systems

Material handling robots can automate some of the most tedious, dull, and unsafe tasks in a production line and is one of the easiest ways to add automation. Material handling robots enhance the efficiency of your production line and increase customer satisfaction by providing quality products in a timely manner.

The term material handling encompasses a wide variety of applications like case packing, palletizing, depalletizing, product handling, machine feeding and component selection and assembly.

Having installed numerous robotic systems in recent years, Icon Systems guarantees a high degree of reliability and ensures that operators, robots and tooling are completely safe all the time.

As a rule of thumb, a modern robotic arm used for palletizing can cover simultaneously up to 4 production lines for different types of packaging.

Robot grippers are the physical interface between a robot arm and the work piece and one of the most important parts of the robot. A gripper comes in direct contact with the products, so it is important to choose the right type of gripper for the specific operation to avoid any damage to the product.

There are three types of robotic grippers we use: vacuum grippers, pneumatic grippers, and servo-electric grippers. We manufacture each gripper based on which handling application is required and the type of material in use. We are able to not only help you chose the right type of gripper, but we can also customize the size and shape needed to fit your specific product needs. We can therefore provide solutions in situations where precision and reduced maintenance are prerequisites, and which cannot be fulfilled by conventional systems.


ICON SYSTEMS in cooperation with renowned international companies offers you low- and high-level palletizers.

Usually, high level palletizers offer high palletizing speeds (over 1.000 bags/hour), while low level palletizers offer palletizing speeds up to about 800 bags/hour at lower costs. The advantages of palletizers are high palletizing capacity and near perfect pallet shape, but without the flexibility offered by robotic systems.

Robotic Cell

Newly developed robotic palletizing cell for loose packages of flour and sugar (packages of 1 to 5kg). A specially designed vacuum gripper ensures the quality of the pallet and the stability of the products.

Our solution includes all the necessary mechanical and electrical equipment, and it is designed for use with EPAL and Düsseldorf type pallets (half-pallet). The whole palletizing lines occupy only a small footprint.

The cell is customisable and configurable with additional equipment. In addition, it can be installed on a metal platform and be portable and operational in multiple locations within the factory.

The default layout includes two palletizing positions on the ground. Robot starts palletizing at the first position and then continues at the second position, giving the operator time to replace the full pallet with an empty one. Pallet feeding is done by robot, therefore additional equipment costs are avoided.

The cost of the robotic cell starts from 130,000.00 € with all the necessary mechanical and electrical equipment. Cost of installation is not included. Maintenance is easy and low cost.

The cell can be configured to include additional automations such as automatic pallet feeding and removal, wrapping machine with stretch film etc.

The dimensions of the cell depend on the desired length of the buffer, a standard footprint is 4.3m x 6m.

The production rate can reach up to 80 packages per minute.

Advantages of our solution:

  • Competitive price
  • Small footprint
  • User friendly operation with customisable software
  • Reliability and durability
  • Easy maintenance with minimal cost

Robotic cell standard equipment:

  • 4-axis Robotic arm (FANUC-ABB-KUKA)
  • All necessary conveyors and programming benches
  • Vacuum gripper
  • Empty pallet magazine
  • Slip-sheet magazine
  • Pallet working positions with pneumatic centering and locking
  • Complete PLC
  • Safety systems