The following article was posted on Hamer-Fischbein’s blog regarding a project that Modern Ice managed for Triangle Ice in Savannah, Georgia.  This was a great collaborative effort between the client, Modern, and our Vendor – Hamer Fischbein.


Triangle Ice – Robotic Palletizing

Triangle Ice approached Modern Ice Equipment & Supply, a Hamer-Fischbein equipment dealer, in 2016 to find a palletizing solution for their Savannah Georgia facility.   Modern Ice collaborated with Hamer-Fischbein to design a semi-automatic robotic palletizing system to suit Triangle Ice’s objectives to decrease palletizing labor and increase production.   The first system was delivered to Triangle back in early 2016.  It was the first system that Hamer-Fischbein designed utilizing the vacuum end of arm tool.

The vacuum tool, which picks up either 5 – 5-7 lb bags, 2- 20 lb bags or 1 – 40 lb bag is an effective bag picking option for delicate ice bags. The ability to stack up to 5 bags at a time onto a pallet stack eliminates hand baling, manual stacking and associated labor.

The overall response and feed-back from Triangle Ice has been very positive.   A second similar semi-automatic robotic palletizer system was shipped to Triangle Ice’ Walterboro facility in early 2017, further enhancing the palletizing automation across Triangle Ice’s plants.

See the Palletizing operation at work at Triangle Ice in this video link.


Modern Ice and Hamer-Fischbein are strategic partners working to create customer solutions for our mutual clients in the packaged ice industry.  Our long history together combined with the technical knowledge and capabilities of our Freeze Force team makes this partnership a great advantage for clients looking to add automation to their plant.

For more information on the initial project with Triangle Ice that lead up to the addition of automation, please watch our video or read the summary on our Equipment page by clicking here:  Triangle Ice Customer Case Study

For more information on automation in your plant, please Contact Us!