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November 30, 2017
Columbia’s new patented Variable Position Turner (VPT) technology
Columbia’s new patented Variable Position Turner (VPT) technology

Columbia’s new patented Variable Position Turner (VPT) technology maximizes speed and flexibility for inline high-speed palletizing. With VPT technology, servos are used to dynamically position the center turners laterally on an in-line palletizer while the layer is being formed. VPT locations are accessed and programmed simply via the HMI. Therefore, new pattern creation and optimizing is user friendly. Fewer turners are required (maximum of only four) and when used in conjunction with Columbia’s adjustable lane position technology, pattern forming capability is virtually limitless. 

VPT is suited for ultra-high speed applications handling fridge packs, cartons, trays, film-only packages, and many more.

Columbia manufactures inline high speed, high-level, floor-level and robotic hybrid palletizers, and load transfer stations, and offer systems integration. Flexible, upgradeable designs offer speeds over 150 packages per minute.

Columbia Machine Inc., Vancouver, WA 360-694-1501 www.palletizing.com

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