palletizing and depalletizing

Orion Conventional In-line palletizer

Orion | © OCME

Orion is the traditional in-line palletiser: product infeed and layer formation take place in the same movement direction. This portal palletiser with in-line infeed meets the various customer's requirements A 100% safety solution that combines high performance with great energy saving.

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Orion | © OCME
Industry 4.0 ready
Fully automatic
Extremely compact and sturdy machine
High speed

product benefits

HMI user friendly
Wide range of customization
High level components complying with highest safety standards
Up to -30% of energy consumption
Machine fully operated by brushless motors
Suitable for various sectors
Possibility of processing various types of packs


Tissue product
Tissue product
Secondary packaging with bundle
Secondary packaging with bundle


Designed for medium to high speeds, the product infeed can be from low level (LF-N and Z) or from high level (HM-N), with fixed (LF-N and Z) or mobile pallet (HM-N).
The model Orion Z, derived from the N model, differs from the latter only by the layer pushing system integrated in the machine.

Once the layer has been formed by the Mizar forming unit, the product will be transferred towards the machine and placed onto the pallet, with the possibility to insert flat pads.

The Orion Z model derived from the N model with the only difference of the integrated layer pushing system.

The maximum speed that can be reached by Orion is 600 layers/hour, in the HM-N variant (high level product infeed and moving pallet). Instead, Orion N, with the low level product infeed reaches a maximum speed of 300 layers/hour. 

Orion Z model, with low level product infeed and steady pallet, reaches a maximum speed of 240 layers/hour.

All Orion models are integrated with an automatic system forming the layer (Mizar)



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The purpose of the operation is to insert the cardboard layer-pad in the correct position in the shortest possible time and without hindering the movement of other elements such as, for example, the robot palletiser arm.
The system guarantees great autonomy for feeding the layer-pad and is suitable for both traditional and robotic palletizing installations.

  • Pallet with stacked interlayer pads is positioned on the upper conveyor

  • The scissor lift progressively raises the stack to the correct gripping position

  • Column type or robotic type interacting gripper puts the pads between the layers during the palletising phases

The scissor lift descends to the lower level of the conveyor to eject the pallet at the end of the pads

  • Self-centring motorised side guides for intermediate pads



The empty pallet infeed system supplies the palletiser with empty pallets, so that this task needs not be carried out manually.

The system is designed to guarantee maximum flexibility in terms of variations in pallet size. flexibility in terms of variations in pallet size.

The system may be used with 4 forks instead of 2, so as to be able to use half-pallets (also called “demi-pallets”).


Gripper head for unstable products

We have a wide range of applications for their robotic gripping heads.
Each solution is specifically designed to handle the type of product requested in the most efficient way.

MIZAR Layer Forming system

The phase of pack rotating and layer forming has the purpose of arranging the packs according to a specific configuration required for the following phase of palletising in order to guarantee the highest stability of the pallet and the optimal number of products / layer.

Manipulators are designed to provide a high performance infeed to all types of palletisers: 90°, in-line and with robots.
The task of the manipulator is to translate and/or rotate the product to form and compact the layer, minimizing shocks or stress, especially for fragile or unstable products.
The layer forming system using manipulators is flexible and extremely precise, it can handle any type of pack, even the most delicate.
There are three variants of manipulators: Cartesian, robot or gantry manipulators.
All versions use brushless motorised gripping heads to guarantee maximum precision and optimal control of the clamping force.
The forming belt is driven by brushless motors to ensure maximum stability of the packs.
A significant differentiating element of the manipulators is the accessibility to each area of the system: in case of need, the operator can reach any point for any intervention in maximum safety.

MIZAR Layer Forming system

Program maker

Software that simplifies the creation of palletising pattern thanks to a mainly graphic structure.
Thanks to the engineering that develops the software for our products and a dedicated research and development department, we can offer an interface that allows our customer to create and modify the palletising programs.
This very intuitive system allows you to check the picking and depositing settings through previews generated on the screen that display the result of the settings before the machine is started.
Starting from two simple information, pack size and pallet type, the system generates a series of palletising schemes that are the starting point for the choice of the desired sequence.
The 3-D previews that accompany the entered settings facilitate the definition of the work to be done and allow you to make changes and verify the result in real time.
Further, the programming interface navigation is sequential, so you will need to  complete all the steps to get a new palletising program.

Program maker

Mizar Advance - Layer forming systems

Gantry layer forming system designed by OCME to enhance performance in layer forming processes to any palletiziers. Sustable for several products for food and beverage sectors.

Mizar Advance - Layer forming systems



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