Conventional vs. Robotic Palletizing

| April 3, 2018

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Conventional automated palletizers have been available since the 1950s. In the 1990s, gantry and then jointed arm robots made significant inroads in palletizing, leading many to conclude that the conventional palletizer’s days were numbered.

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Serviacero

Serviacero began operations in 1966 as Comercial y aceros de León in response to the need for steel in the construction industry. On April 3, 2000, Comercial y aceros de León, Metals y aceros and Serviacero de León joined under the same name "Serviacero" creating synergy specifically aimed at satisfying the steel needs of its customers in an integral manner. Serviacero with its 3 specialties, Comercial, Especiales y Planes, offers something unique in Mexico: an "integral solution in Steel"

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Serviacero began operations in 1966 as Comercial y aceros de León in response to the need for steel in the construction industry. On April 3, 2000, Comercial y aceros de León, Metals y aceros and Serviacero de León joined under the same name "Serviacero" creating synergy specifically aimed at satisfying the steel needs of its customers in an integral manner. Serviacero with its 3 specialties, Comercial, Especiales y Planes, offers something unique in Mexico: an "integral solution in Steel"

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