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Revolutionizing Manufacturing

Canopy Lumber Products partners with 7robotics to implement innovative Robotic Pallet Building System.

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Canopy Lumber Products, a leading manufacturer of custom pallets and shipping solutions based in Rock Valley, Iowa, has embarked on a transformative journey towards enhanced safety, improved quality management, and increased production capacity through their collaboration with 7robotics. By implementing 7robotics' innovative Robotic Pallet Building System, Canopy has set a new standard in automated manufacturing.

The Robotic Pallet Building System by 7robotics boasts unparalleled versatility and efficiency, catering to three distinct SKU variations with the potential for further expansion as Canopy Lumber Products diversifies its product offerings. Equipped with advanced tooling features including air system monitoring, product detection, and auto nail gun lubrication, the system ensures optimal performance and operator safety.

Safety remains paramount within the system, with three designated safety zones enabling continuous operation of robotic nailing and stacking while maintaining a safe environment for workers. Additionally, innovative safety measures such as area scanners and safety air valves mitigate risks, underscoring 7robotics' commitment to prioritizing the well-being of employees.

The Human Machine Interface (HMI) facilitates seamless operation through intuitive features such as product selection, safety status indicators, and job counters, enhancing user experience and operational efficiency. Moreover, remote access capabilities supported by wireless cameras and virtual twin technology enable real-time monitoring and proactive maintenance.

Patrick Kooima, General Manager of Canopy Lumber Products, expressed his satisfaction with the collaboration, stating, "After a few months of using the robot for production, I am pleased with the improvement in safety for our employees." Kooima emphasized the system's role in streamlining operations and enabling profitability on smaller production runs, highlighting its transformative impact on the company's bottom line.

The successful implementation of the Robotic Pallet Building System has yielded significant time savings, streamlined product changeover processes, and increased daily pallet production, reinforcing Canopy Lumber Products' position as an industry leader in manufacturing excellence.

Based on their positive experience, Patrick Kooima enthusiastically recommends 7robotics to other manufacturers seeking automation solutions, stating, "If you are looking for an automation team that is capable of thinking outside the box, [7robotics] can help you achieve your goals."

The collaboration between Canopy Lumber Products and 7robotics underscores the transformative potential of automation in manufacturing, paving the way for enhanced safety, efficiency, and profitability. By embracing cutting-edge technology and partnering with experienced automation experts like 7robotics, companies can unlock new opportunities for growth and success.

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