MGS Machine introduced their new Collaborative Palletizer at Pack Expo / Pharma Expo. Designed to work alongside humans, this new robotic palletizer eliminates the need for a safety fence, which cuts floor space requirements in half compared to traditional robotic palletizers. Replacing manual palletizing, this automated solution improves productivity while reducing labor costs and the injuries associated with heavy lifting and repetitive motion. MGS' Collaborative Palletizer handles cases weighing up to 35 kg at speeds of up to six cases per minute. For life science companies working to comply with e-pedigree serialization and track-and-trace initiatives, the company can supply a fully serialized integrated packaging line. Aggregated child-parent-grandparent relationships of serial numbers can be created from primary packages to secondary packages to pallet loads. Anchored by Fanuc's new CR-35ia collaborative robot, the company adds value with their applications expertise, programming capabilities, end effector tooling and integration services that encompass secondary packaging and end-of-line solutions. The CR-35ia is based on a traditional, field-proven Fanuc robot that's been redesigned to safely work side-by-side with humans. This highly sensitive collaborative robot gently stops if it comes into contact with an operator. Once stopped, the operator can reposition it before restarting the program to begin where it left off by using a conveniently located button. Featuring a soft foam cover that protects workers who make direct contact and a distinctive green color that visibly differentiates a collaborative robot from Fanuc's traditional yellow-colored robots is certified to meet all safety requirements for sharing space with people.