RMT Robotics secures robotic gantry contract
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South Korea’s Hanwha TechM Factory Automation Group places order for RMT’s tire robotic gantry palletizing system.
Grimsby, Ontario — Robotic gantry manufacturer, RMT Robotics, announced that it has signed an agreement to supply a multi-gantry cured tire palletizing and shipping buffer system to Hanwha TechM Inc. Hanwha TechM is the factory automation division of Hanwha Corporation, one of South Korea’s largest industrial engineering companies and RMT’s sales and installation partner for Korea. Installation of the gantry system is scheduled finish within a Korean Tire Manufacturing facility in the fourth quarter of 2011.
The RMT cured tire system directs tires toward a bank of gantry robots, which are capable of sorting hundreds of concurrent codes and storing thousands of tires at once, the company says. Inventory is stored on the floor beneath the gantry in product groups for later sequential release in stacks or singles for palletizing or to the loading dock. For longer-term storage, the stacker gantries are able to palletize on demand; completed pallets are removed for warehouse storage.