Robotic PalletizingOctober 1, 2008
With as few as one to three menu or button selections, the new EasyPallet pendant from Motoman, Dayton, OH, creates a suite of robot palletizing jobs that are full-featured with automatic vectoring to eliminate box clipping when building tight patterns; automatic asynchronous placement to save cycle time; user-selectable job formats; and job customization.
EasyPallet’s more than 60 canned palletizing patterns are independent of box sizes. This allows a box size to be applied to any stacking pattern to create a unique layer configuration. Patterns adjust to changing box and pallet sizes, saving programming time. Layers can be stacked on top of one another, resulting in a column-stacked pallet, or they can be rotated for an interlocked pallet. EasyPallet supports vacuum-style grippers capable of picking one to four boxes stacked end-to-end or side-to-side.
Motorman Inc.: 937/847-6200; www.motoman.com
See also: Yaskawa America, Inc.
Technologies: Pressroom Automation
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