Robotic Case Palletizers Keep Up with Consumer Demand

Today’s consumers want more goods faster than ever before. Meet and exceed those demands with robotic case palletizers.

Having employees palletize heavy cardboard boxes is a repetitive and potentially dangerous task. Robotic case palletizers allow you to put your people to better use and reduce the risk of injuries. You’ll also enjoy outstanding line efficiency, faster fulfillment and seamless integration with other systems, like liquid fill, case forming and sealing and case packing.

For more than 80 years, RMH Systems has helped companies of all sizes and complexities work more safely and efficiently. We understand your company’s unique challenges, including increased consumer demand and anticipated labor shortages.

RMH specializes in custom industrial robots that help you overcome those challenges and grow your business. Because our robotics company handles engineering, implementation and aftermarket service completely in-house, you won’t have to waste time coordinating with multiple vendors.

Partnering with RMH is just as seamless as the systems we’ll customize for you. Ask us about how our turnkey robotic case palletizers can help you work smarter and improve your bottom line.

8 Benefits of Using Robotic Case Palletizers

Robotic palletizers handle heavy cartons much more quickly and safely than your employees can. They’re used by a wide range of companies, but most commonly by manufacturers in the food, ag chemical and liquid fill industries.

Regardless of carton size or weight, these machines carefully and securely stack cartons on pallets. This minimizes damage and gives you a competitive edge on fulfillment, since you’ll be able to transport cases out of your warehouse at world-class speeds.

They’re a big step up from semiautomatic or automatic case palletizers, which require employees to operate them. Learn more about how your company can benefit from industrial robotics.

Case palletizers can move cartons weighing 300 pounds or more and finished loads of more than 4,000 pounds. This greatly reduces the risk of workplace injuries like shoulder and lower back pain from lifting and repetitive motion.

Lower back pain is one of the most common and most expensive workplace injuries. It’s also the leading cause of disability and accounts for nearly 20% of all worker compensation claims, according to FMP Global. Each year, workers file nearly 500,000 claims and receive an average compensation of $24,000.

Lower back pain doesn’t just affect your employees. It also impacts your bottom line. Companies across the U.S. lose 264 million workdays annually to lower back pain. It also costs their workers at least $50 billion for health care each year. When you factor in lost wages and reduced productivity, that figure balloons to more than $100 billion.

Robotic programming rewards you with high quality every time. This reduces the likelihood of products being damaged and wasted. There won’t be jarring, shifting or shaking because robotic case palletizers place and stack cartons consistently every time.

Your consumers want more products faster than ever before. Without robotic case palletizers, your company can get left behind as e-commerce grows to $893 billion in 2022. Robots can work 24/7 and aren’t impacted by pandemics. If your lines allow it, they can run around the clock to meet seasonal peaks or higher consumer expectations. This will help you boost production while keeping labor and operating costs in check.
You’ll be able to reduce recruitment costs and labor rates by using robotic case palletizers. While it depends on your specific labor rates, they can usually pay for themselves in only a couple of years. You’ll also be able to improve retention and reduce turnover and training costs, since robotic case palletizers can handle boring and repetitive tasks.

Manufacturers are facing a looming worker shortage as baby boomers begin retiring, because they make up one-fourth of this workforce. Because of this, the Manufacturing Institute says companies will need 2.4 million employees between now and 2028. But they might not be able to find enough workers as younger people pursue other careers and companies struggle to retain employees. Using case palletizers now will get you ready for having fewer employees in the future.

Robotic case palletizers only need maintenance about every one to three years. The maintenance schedule depends on where you use them. Ones used in dirty, wet or refrigerated areas may require more support. RMH is your single-source integration partner, so we’ll handle all your needs for maintenance and support.

Consistent robotic programming reduces errors and product damage. You’ll enjoy improved stack integrity and greater customer satisfaction.

Your company has unique needs. RMH Systems will design and integrate a custom robotic palletizer that meets those needs.

Industries Where Box Palletizing Robots Are Used

These are just a few of the industries who use our box palletizing robots. Don’t see yours listed? Contact us for more information.

Applications and Configurations for Box Palletizing Robots

Pallets of cartons in a warehouse

Box palletizing robots are suitable for a full range of applications and configurations. Ask our engineers how we can create a custom solution that fits your needs.

Capabilities of Robotic Box Palletizers

  • Gently palletizes cardboard, plastic or aluminum cartons of all sizes. Can pull from multiple case sizes, including 16×20, 13×20 and 12×20.
  • Finishes up to 20 cycles per minute in most common applications.
  • Can be used in cold temperatures, like blast freezers or refrigeration for food production.
  • Integrates with liquid fill, product labeling, case forming, case sealing, case packing and automatic stretch wrapping.
  • Other capabilities include upstream vision to ensure lids and labels were placed correctly, as well as sortation for multiple product lines.

These are just a few of the capabilities and integration possibilities for our robotic box palletizers. Ask our engineers about how we can customize a system for your company.

Robotic Case Palletizing Project Capabilities

RMH is the single-source robotics integration partner for many leading manufacturers, producers and companies across North America. Learn more about the robotic case palletizing products we’ve completed.

Robotic case palletizer in a warehouse

Major Food and Beverage Companies

Multiple liquid and dry fill plants across North America


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

Shrink wrapped pallets of cartons in a warehouse.

Major Ag Chemical Producers

Sites in Iowa, Georgia, Missouri and Nebraska

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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.


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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.


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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.