CKF & Qimarox introduce the HighrunnerHR9 – Containerised Logistics Palletiserwith automatic pattern creation

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CKF Systems are delighted to introduce the new palletising solution developed
by Qimarox for logistics operations where palletising goods from containers
happens frequently. The Qimarox Highrunner HR9 is the only solution in the
market that comes complete with a unique pattern generator allowing the
system to stack boxes of almost any size on pallets at high speed without
specially trained technicians generating a fresh pallet pattern for each new

CKF Systems is the sole Silver Partner for Qimarox in the UK and has a wealth of experience
integrating Qimarox product lifts and layer palletisers. This case study provides information on CKF’s recent layer palletising
installation for Laithwaites wine.
The manual unloading of ‘loose loaded’ containers is physically demanding, time-consuming
and unattractive work. The removal process from the containers one by one and then
manually stacked onto pallets, can lead to damaged packaging and goods if stacked
carelessly or dropped.

Investment in the automation of the palletising process will provide companies the solution
necessary to meet the increasing demands of the global supply chain to empty containers
more efficiently and improve the working environment for personnel.

See the video of the HR9 in action here:

Smart pattern generator with 3D scanner

CKF Systems design and build the conveyor systems supporting the Highrunner HR9
palletiser and integrate a 3D case product scanner which automatically captures the
contours and dimensions of the cartons. The data forms the input for the pattern generator
which calculates multiple stacking patterns based on that information, this is then displayed
to an operator highlighting the preferred pattern. The pattern is selected to offer the best
stability, pallet utilisation and speed of case handling. Once selected the pattern can be
saved into memory against that product and recalled, as required automatically, on
recognising the product barcode. This process no longer requires highly trained and
experienced technicians or callouts from specialist programmers each time a new product is

CKF Systems has been operating as a leading turnkey automation provider in the UK since
1988 and has a wealth of experience integrating state of the art automation solutions for
our customers who range from SMEs all the way up to some of the biggest global

CKF are pleased to have achieved some of the highest accolades and partnerships with
Qimarox, Intralox, ABB and Interroll for many years, demonstrating their commitment in
supporting CKF’s capabilities.

With the introduction of the Qimarox Highrunner HR9, CKF can expand their container
unloading offering to customers throughout the UK who require a robust and reliable
solution to palletise varied and ranging products.

CKF offer the full turnkey solution from concept to installation with all our conveyors,
software and electrical system designed and built in-house at their offices in Gloucester. The
systems are then installed, commissioned, and supported by CKF full time site teams.

To learn more about the HR9 Containerised product palletiser, CKF’s robotic and product
handling capabilities please visit or contact us directly on [email protected].

For more information please contact:
Jen Halliday
E-mail: [email protected]

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