Dubai | 18.01.2021

Robot helps repacking liquid chemicals in Dubai, Jebel Ali

RSA-TALKE, a joint venture between RSA Global and the TALKE Group, introduces a fully automated filling robot at its chemical logistics hub in Dubai, Jebel Ali Free Zone. This machine, with which the company sets a new innovative standard, enables the repackaging of hazardous chemicals according to the highest safety standards. The system is fully enclosed with an air purification technology allowing the handling of products with hazardous vapours in a safe manner.

How the robot works: A carrying conveyor moves pallets with empty containers onto the scale base. While the pallet is moving, a line camera scans the surface and automatically locates the positions of the filling openings. At the same time, the camera system also does a plausible check on the openings. Afterwards, the containers are opened one after the other, filled, closed and if required, sealed. The electro-pneumatic control with the scale electronics and the touch panel to operate the robot are incorporated in a stainless-steel cabinet at the filling robot.

With currently two lines the set-up is capable of refilling up to 110,000 metric tonnes per annum depending on the product viscosity.

“The system is completing our integrated solution set-up at our site in Jebel Ali free Zone. We can receive nearly all type of highly hazardous liquid chemicals in bulk, repack it and store the material in our chemical warehouse at the same facility. In addition, we can instantly clean the empty tank container or road tanker and make the equipment ready for the next job minimizing the downtime, all under one roof”, said Markus Koepsel, General Manager RSA-TALKE. The technology and its infrastructure are designed and built according to the highest international standards, compliant with all environmental, health and safety standards. “Customers are at the core of how we create and design solutions. With the addition of this complimentary service and new technologies, we complete a holistic customer offering. All while being the first to implement such technology in the region”, emphasizes Abhishek Shah, Chairman RSA-TALKE and CEO, Co-Founder of RSA Global. “This newly added option of shipping liquid chemicals in bulk and then transferring it to packed goods provides new opportunities for our global customers to utilize Dubai as a strategic hub in the region”, underlines Alex Herreboudt, Board Member RSA-TALKE and Director Middle East & Asia TALKE Group.

The integrated chemical logistics hub brings new flexibility for enhanced localization to the UAE. The team at RSA-TALKE is happy to advise customers on how they can benefit from the new opportunities in Dubai and optimize their global supply chains.