Depalletization of KEG barrels

Designed to handle up to 300 barrels per hour by their current turning, fitting check, cap detection and decapping. Part of the line is a de-doubler for pallets.

Depalletization of KEG barrels


Brewery ZUBR Přerov


Customer description:

Přerovský Zubr brewery won the most awards in the competition PIVEX Gold Cup – beer 2012. Bison Gold was the absolute winner. The best light lager is Zubr premium.
Among pale draft beers the jury has choosen Zubr gold.

Customer requirements:

The brewery began in 2006 with the preparations for the construction of a new bottling hall. It also involved the filling line for KEG barrels.

The aim was the acquisition of as possible the latest technology available for filling beer into stainless steel KEG barrels. This requirement was best met by a design solution with depalletising of the KEG barrels using an industrial robot.

Our solution:

We used a six-axis industrial robot. The robot does in accordance with the required capacity beside the depalletization also the pallet handling, fitting check, cap detection, decapping and the turning of the barrels. The main advantage of this sollution is cost effectiveness and small footprint.

Atrima proposed a powerful and technically unique solution for the depalletization using an industrial robot. The result is 100% technological efficiency, trouble-free operation and highest safety.

The used ABB robot IRB 460 is the fastest palletizing robot in the world.

Realisation date:


Depalletization of KEG barrels