Better Palletizing with Motoman PalletSolver Software
Motoman Robotics’ latest innovation for improving palletization is PalletSolver. It is a comprehensive palletizing software suite with drag-and-drop and hot button features that enable fast robotic palletizing routines for a variety of SKUs. Palletizing is one of the most important and widely used end-of-line robotic applications on the market and companies are constantly trying to improve it.Motoman’s PalletSolver will help to streamline your palletizing process as it increases the ease of integration of Motoman's robots and enhances the company’s production line uptime.
PalletSolver is compatible with the DX200, MLX200, and DX100 controllers. It has a very easy-to-use configuration; setup and customization routines offer your production line fast development and simple integration of robotic palletizing systems. Manufacturers will not have to endure long shutdowns for training purposes and can have the new automation up and running in no time, saving money on production costs.
This simple software tool will also create the perfect pallet patterns for your production needs, creating more variations quicker and more efficiently. It offers a scalable architecture that can handle single-line and complex multi-line palletizing, as well as single and multiple workcells. PalletSolver provides support for smart conveyors and offers label placement flexibility. Collisions with surrounding equipment are avoided with specifically designed interference zones that can limit arm movement based on your needs.
To further enhance the versatility, multiple gripper types can be used (fork, vacuum, clamp, bag) and dynamic gripper zones enable flexibility for handling various product sizes. It is very adaptable for various end-of-line processing requirements such as single in-feed to multiple build stations or single in-feed with multiple products to multiple build stations. PalletSolver can also accommodate virtually unlimited SKUs (stock keeping units).
Another great benefit that PalletSolver brings to the production line is the ability to increase uptime by enabling quick product changeovers. This robot software allows workers to generate patterns offline and changeover patterns for the palletizing system without having to stop production to validate the change. This means that products are palletized and prepped for shipping faster as well. This occurs because of two components:
- PalletSolver-PC (offline) - This component offers development of pallet pattern generation and cell definition.
- PalletSolver-Online - the online controller-based carries through with the actual execution and optimization of the palletizing operations.
All in all, by investing in software like PalletSolver by Motoman, a manufacturer is going to see the palletizing they’ve come to expect from Motoman, with additional bonuses of a faster, more streamlined application.
If you are interested in learning more about PalletSolver or other application software from Motoman then you should contact the representatives at RobotWorx, a certified integrator for Motoman Robotics. Our staff will work with you to help you build and customize your perfect robotic system, while also getting you the best deals on software and other features. For more information, contact the experts at RobotWorx today, online or at 740-251-4312.