Work Smarter with Robotic Can Palletizers

It’s a slow process manually handling heavy pallets of cans. It’s also repetitive and potentially dangerous, because it can impact your bottom line through expensive employee injuries and higher insurance premiums. With robotic can palletizers, you can put your employees to better use and decrease repetitive motion injuries.

RMH Systems offers unique solutions for the one-of-a-kind challenges your company faces. Our industrial robots are customized with your needs in mind.

Working with us is just as efficient and seamless as the system we’ll create for you. When it comes to adding robotic palletizers to your operations, you won’t have to spend time coordinating with multiple vendors, because we provide the in-house engineering, implementation and aftermarket service expertise.

For more than 80 years, our robotics company has specialized in helping companies of all sizes work more safely and efficiently. Contact us today to learn how you can work smarter and grow your business with our turnkey can palletizing robots.

8 Benefits of Installing Robotic Can Palletizers

Robotic can palletizers handle heavy pallets of aluminum or glass cans with ease, including food and pet food. They gently and securely stack cans onto pallets, limiting jarring, damage and waste. Regardless of your industry, you’ll enjoy world-class speeds and a competitive edge on fulfillment.

You’ll also be able to put your employees to better use, since robotic can palletizers don’t need people to run them. Learn more about the other ways industrial robotics can enhance your company.

Robotic can palletizers safely handle much more weight than a human can. They can palletize more than 300 pounds, and handle finished loads of more than 4,000 pounds. These capabilities can:

  • Significantly reduce lifting-related injuries, which make up a third of workplace-related injuries.
  • Decrease repetitive motion injuries like lower back pain.

Lower back pain is costly when it comes to worker compensation claims. It’s the top cause of disability and makes up nearly 20% of these claims, according to FMP Global.

Every year, it also costs American companies 264 million workdays and workers at least $50 billion in healthcare expenses. When you factor in lost wages and reduced productivity, that figure is more than $100 billion.

Whether you’re working with an empty can palletizer or one with full cans, you’re rewarded with consistency every time with robotic programming. There’s less product damage and waste, because cans are carefully placed each time without jarring, shifting and shaking. And you won’t have to worry about whether stack patterns were done correctly.

Consumers today want more products faster than ever before. E-commerce is expected to bring in $893 billion in 2022, so your company won’t want to get left behind. You can run a robotic can palletizer 24/7/365, and it’s immune to pandemic shutdowns. If your lines allow it, bulk can palletizing and empty can palletizers can keep running without downtime. This will help you boost production to meet seasonal peaks and higher consumer expectations while keeping labor and operating costs in check.

Robotic palletizers reduce recruitment costs and labor rates, which can be $15/hourly or $60,000/annually or more for a single employee. Based on your labor rates, a robotic can palletizer may pay for itself in just a couple of years. By handling monotonous work, a can palletizer can boost retention and decrease costs related to turnover and training.

Baby boomer retirements are causing labor shortages for factories. In fact, one-fourth of the manufacturing workforce is 55 or older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This means more than 2.4 million jobs will need to be filled between now and 2028, according to the Manufacturing Institute. But these jobs might stay open as skill sets change, younger workers go after other careers and companies have trouble retaining good employees. If you have robotic can palletizers, you’ll be ready for fewer workers on the floor.

Robotic can palletizers are low maintenance, with service only needed about every one to three years. However, their maintenance schedule will depend on the environment you use them in. Systems used in dirty, wet or refrigerated areas may need more support. RMH is your single-source integration partner, so we’ll take care of all your maintenance and support needs.

Consistent automation reduces errors and product damage. You’ll enjoy improved stack integrity and better customer satisfaction.

We’ll design and integrate a custom industrial robotic system that meets your company’s unique needs.

Industries Where Robotic Can Palletizers Are Used

  • Cheese and dairy
  • Cold storage
  • General production and distribution
  • Primary meat and poultry
Pet Food

We’re experienced in custom robotics integration for a wide range of industries. Don’t see yours listed?

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Applications and Configurations for Robotic Can Palletizers

Cans ready to be put on a pallet by a robotic can palletizer.

Can palletizer machines are suitable for a wide range of applications and configurations. RMH offers many different options, so ask our engineers about how we can create a custom solution for your company.

Capabilities of Robotic Can Palletizers

  • Gently handles heavy pallets of aluminum or glass cans.
  • Finishes up to 20 cycles per minute in the most common applications.
  • Suitable for harsh environments and temperatures, such as refrigeration used in food production.
  • Integrates with conveyor systems, liquid filling and automatic stretch wrapping.
  • Has upstream vision and scanning features for barcodes and other identifying marks.
  • Other capabilities include:
    • Product labeling
    • Sortation
    • Scales
    • Case forming and sealing
    • Case packing
    • Pallet dispensing, bottom sheets and slip sheets

This is just a small sample of what robotic can palletizers can do. Ask our engineers about how we can create a custom system for you.

Robotic Can Palletizing Project Capabilities

Many top manufacturers, producers and companies have chosen RMH as their single-source robotics integration partner. Learn more about the robotic can palletizing projects we’ve completed across North America.


Major Food and Beverage Companies

Multiple liquid and dry fill plants across North America


Environment: Hot and dusty | Cool, damp and wet | Temperature controlled

Workers in a warehouse near a robotic cell.

Major Ag Chemical Producers

Sites in Iowa, Georgia, Missouri and Nebraska


Environment: Hot and cold | Dusty

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Experts in System Integration

RMH Systems creates solutions that make it even easier for you to automate and grow.


FANUC America Authorized

Our team includes robotics, software, mechanical and electrical engineers. Let us be your FANUC America Authorized Systems Integrators.


Turnkey Supplier

As a turnkey supplier, we provide all the hardware, software and integration engineering you need. We’re here when you need us for local service and software support.


Conveniently Located

We’re conveniently located in the Midwest and work with companies across the country. Our repeat customers include Fortune 50 manufacturing, food, distribution and pharma companies.


Broad Expertise

From system design to robotic controls, end-of-arm tooling and human machine interface programming, our experienced team handles your project in-house. This includes implementation, training and aftermarket service.


Solutions Oriented

As a leading distributor, we have access to many product lines in each of our areas. We can design a custom solution that fits your needs and provide simulations to show functionality and system flow.


Right Size

We’re just the right size to take on large projects without the bureaucracy.


We’ve completed projects of varying sizes across the country. No job is too big or too small for us. Ready to learn more about maximizing your ROI? Speak with one of our engineers today! We’ll help you design a solution that solves problems and meets your goals.