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Australis Engineering has released simPAL, a robotic palletising system to assist Australian manufacturers that are struggling to meet demands with existing palletising set-ups in the COVID-19 environment. This article first appeared in the December 2021 issue of Food and Drink Business.

The robotic system is modular with hardware and Australis’ proprietary software, which can be configured to tailor for different palletising requirements. The Australian designed, manufactured, programmed, and supported system is flexibly designed to adapt as any business grows. 

SimPAL provides single and double palletising, along with pallet stacking and pallet wrapping. The system also has pallet infeed or outfeed conveyors and a slip sheeter, while being simple to program own pallet patterns or product changes.

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