Columbia Machine, Inc.

With the experience of 3,500+ palletizers in the industry and now the broadest palletizer line available, Columbia is the leading palletizer solutions provider in North America; including high speed, high level, floor level, robotic & hybrid palletizers, load transfer stations & system integration.

With experience of over 3,500 palletizers installed in the industry and now the broadest palletizer product line available, Columbia Machine, Inc. is the leading palletizer solutions provider in North America. Columbia’s product line includes high speed, high level, floor level, robotic and hybrid palletizers, load transfer stations and complete systems integration.

All of Columbia’s palletizers include an industry leading safety package, providing a fully guarded, Category 3 / PLD palletizer to keep your employees safe while meeting production demands. Columbia Machine puts the highest priority on safety, focuses on your needs, has the broadest product line available and offers the best value in the industry.  The most standard features, tremendous machine flexibility and great after sales support have helped to make Columbia Machine the dominant palletizing solutions supplier in North America. 

Columbia/Okura's state-of-the-art robotic palletizers combine maximum reliability and flexibility with easy-to-use operation. Capable of handling up to four production lines and multiple product types simultaneously, the compact design of the robotic palletizer makes them ideal for cramped locations and spaces with low ceilings. No matter what your space, speed or budget requirements may be, there’s a robotic palletizer that’s right for you.

Columbia's Load Transfer Stations (LTS) optimizes your facility’s lift truck productivity, reduces labor and shipping costs, prevents contamination from entering production areas AND prevents injuries. Columbia’s load transfer line provides solutions for plants that want to transfer their palletized loads from one pallet type to another. Load Transfer Stations have proven to be safer & faster than load inverters.

Columbia also provides complete system integration services to ensure your Columbia palletizer works perfectly with your upstream and downstream equipment. This includes complete system engineering, dedicated Project Management, mechanical and electrical installation, commissioning and training to ensure complete system responsibility from one experienced and knowledgeable source.

With over 70 years of experience, Columbia has developed a reputation as the world’s premier palletizer manufacturer; serving a variety of industries including food, beverage, chemical and consumer products. Whether your challenge is speed, space or product type, Columbia has a reliable and economical palletizing solution to fit your needs!

Products: 

Floor-Level Palletizers

Get the job done.It's no wonder plants around the world rely on the convenience, versatility and rugged performance of our floor-level palletizers. Our modular designs adapt to match your space and product flow. The convenience offered by the floor level infeed, the standard category 3 safety features and the Easy To Operate Product Manager software package are unmatched in the industry.

Hybrid Palletizers

Instead of having to synchronize two independent control technologies to manage the functions of the robot arm and the basic machine control, all of that is done through the ControlLogix PLC. This not only gives increased reliability and pattern forming capability, it also allows plant personnel to easily understand and maintain the system. Customers will work with familiar PLC controls and will no longer be required to learn and work with the robotic arm proprietary software. This hybrid palletizer technology known as R-Factor, available only from Columbia Machine, marries this new technology - robotic capability and simple conventional palletizer designs - into a very powerful package. R-Factor technology can be fully integrated into all Columbia high level or floor level palletizers.

Load Transfer Solutions

We design our Load Transfer Stations with safety and efficiency as our top priorities. Each of our LTS models allows the operator to stay in the forklift during machine operation, eliminating the need for manual pallet handling.The load transfer station (LTS) can transfer a pallet load in less than 60 seconds and is safer and faster than all other load or pallet inverters. Increase lift truck productivity, reduce operating costs, prevent injuries and do more with one of our flexible LTS models.Our LTS systems work for cases, combo boxes, bags (on a slip sheet or corrugate), glass vials, pails, drums and freezer applications.

Systems Integration

We provide complete systems integration services, ensuring that your Columbia palletizer fits perfectly with your upstream and downstream equipment. Our comprehensive services include concept, design, integration and installation. We make sure that the process goes smoothly, the result is outstanding, and you don’t have to juggle multiple equipment vendors.Additional upstream and downstream equipment that Columbia Machine can supply as part of a fully integrated palletizing system.

High-Level Palletizers

We make the world’s most flexible and powerful high-level palletizers.Our innovative HL palletizer series sets the industry standard. Each of these modular machines can be upgraded to grow with your business, while versatile interfaces allow for seamless integration with your production equipment.
Supplier Categories: 
Robotics
Columbia/Okura's robotic palletizers combine maximum reliability and flexibility with easy-to-use operation. Capable of handling up to four production lines and multiple product types simultaneously, the compact design of the robotic palletizer makes them ideal for cramped locations.
Palletizers and Depalletizers
With the experience of 3,500+ palletizers in the industry and now the broadest palletizer line, Columbia is the leading palletizer solutions provider in NA; including high speed, high level, floor level, robotic and hybrid palletizers, load transfer stations and complete systems integration.
HL7200 Inline, High Speed Palletizer

Columbia's new HL7200 high speed, inline palletizer incorporates the industry-leading safety package, ultimate flexibility and highest performance to provide the operator a reliable palletizer that is easy to operate. Maximum performance is found 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with Columbia HL7200 which accurately palletizing 72 -- 120 cases per minute (depending on pattern). The combination of standard features makes the HL7200 ideal for reliable handling of current and future package types and sizes.

Palletizing System Integration

Columbia recently completed a successful installation at Barcel USA. This was a turnkey design, supply and install solution that included 5 Columbia HL2000 High Level Palletizers and all the system components. The system integration included Hytrol's infeed case conveyors, 5 Ryson spiral elevators, Prime Conveyor's empty and full load pallet conveyors, a Phoenix ring stretch wrapper, extensive operator platform, pallet handling controls, electrical and mechanical installation and on-site project management. View the video for a complete tour of the system.

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