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Showcasing industry excellence in system automation

In this issue of Products and Services Review, we are pleased to announce Phoenix Handling Solutions Ltd as our System Automation Company of the Month.

Established in 2010 by Andrew Lawless, current Sales Director, Phoenix Handling Solutions Ltd (PHS) supplies palletisers, wrapping machines and warehouse automation systems, as well as stand-alone machines and complete turnkey solutions that incorporate robotic/layer palletisers/de-palletisers, cobots, pallet wrapping machines, case packing, shrink wrapping of products, pallet shrink, pallet stretch hooding machines, AGV’s, and LGV’s automated warehouses with stacker cranes.

Using its wealth of knowledge and 65 years of industry experience, the company is well established in the supply of end of line packaging machinery and is able to integrate different technologies into a complete ‘turnkey’ solution for customers who are mainly based in the food and beverage sector but also in the paper and board, and pharma industries. PHS represent some of the world’s finest and most experienced supplier’s, who in their own right, have hundreds of references in large Blue-Chip companies around the world. Some of PHS’s typical references include Coca Cola, Morrisons, Cepac, Haribo, Vimto, Burton’s Biscuits, Premier Foods, Smurfit Kappa, Heineken and many more.

Headquartered in Whalley, Lancashire, PHS has a large product range consisting of well proven products that it supplies to some of its long-standing principal suppliers based in the Netherlands and Italy. One notable product to mention is the Entry Level SRP Cobot Palletiser, which is a compact, versatile and fully automatic palletising system that is based on a Doosan H2017 industrial collaborative robot. With a reach of 1,700mm, the Doosan H2017 is extremely well suited for palletising onto larger pallets including UK size (1,000×1,200). It has a maximum payload of 15kg, and because it can carry out multi-picking it can create a higher capacity with up to 18 products p/min, depending upon product specifications. It has a compact footprint and can be easy to relocate by pallet trolley or forklift. The collaborative industrial robot comes complete with safety fencing, is CE certified and is ideal for food or pharmaceutical industries.

Another mentionable product is the Nipper Compact AGV, which is a compact AGV for unmanned internal pallet transportation. The Nipper works in spaces where people are active and meets the most stringent safety requirements. Equipped with safety laser scanners, emergency stop bumpers, emergency stop buttons and Blue Spot, the Nipper increases safety, saves labour costs and prevents damage and accidents. The Nipper has the capabilities to lift up to 1,000kg, and after training and installation, it can be programmed to customisable routes and react to commands using its intelligent software. Requiring no infrastructure, inductive wires, magnets or reflectors, its intelligent software communicates over Wi-Fi using structures and contours in the work environment as a reference for localisation.

We asked Andrew if any recent changes had occurred within the company and what its future plans were, he answered. “We are pleased to announce both turnover and profit have increased generally, and this could be because since COVID-19 automation is now playing a major part as companies have realised the impact that the pandemic has had on their business and employees.” The future looks very bright indeed for PHS.

As specialists in turnkey systems, PHS is an extensively experienced integrator of varying technologies, and has the industry connections and partnerships to collaborate with others if it does not have all the required products available. If you have a requirement for a stand-alone palletising machine/robot, cobot, pallet stretch wrapper, shrink or stretch hooding machine, or a complete system, PHS would be pleased to discuss its range with you.

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