Palletizing Robot Software: The brains that control the brawn

Robotic software for palletizing applications enables the ability to watch the automated process and make tweaks to optimize production. Overall this will save a company time, money, and effort on their automation systems.


While the mod­el, grip­per and mount­ing options on a robot are impor­tant, it is real­ly the soft­ware, the brains, of the robot that make every­thing work. Pal­letiz­ing robot soft­ware devel­op­ments help meet the increas­ing demand of robots on a mass scale.

Pal­letiz­ing robot soft­ware con­trols every­thing the robot does dur­ing an appli­ca­tion. It con­trols when the robot picks up a load to pal­letize, how it moves, where it drops the load, etc.

Fanuc, one of the lead­ing pal­letiz­ing robot man­u­fac­tur­ers in the indus­try, has iRvi­sion soft­ware that can opti­mize pal­letiz­ing appli­ca­tions. This vision soft­ware can load mixed case load pat­terns from ran­dom items and then con­fig­ure them on a ship­ping pallet.

iRvi­sion soft­ware also comes in handy when de-pal­letiz­ing at a product’s des­ti­na­tion. Loads tend to shift dur­ing trans­port, and with the cam­eras avail­able in iRvi­sion, the robot can see” the prod­ucts, search out the changes in the load and de-pal­letize the load.

Motoman, anoth­er lead­ing pal­letiz­ing robot com­pa­ny, fea­tures Easy­Pal­let Pen­dant soft­ware that helps to cre­ate full-fea­tured pal­letiz­ing pro­grams that are user-friend­ly, even for those work­ers who are inex­pe­ri­enced in the field of robotics.

This teach pen­dant user inter­face can per­form sev­er­al tasks like cre­at­ing new box­es, chang­ing tools, adding and sub­tract­ing lay­ers, chang­ing box­es on each lay­er and chang­ing lay­er pat­terns. The soft­ware makes pal­letiz­ing robot sys­tems quick­er and eas­i­er to use than ever before.

Robots​.com can help cus­tomers inte­grate robots and work­cell sys­tems for pal­letiz­ing uti­liz­ing these top-of-the-line soft­ware options. Our engi­neers will work with you to find the per­fect sys­tem to meet your exact appli­ca­tion specifications.

For more infor­ma­tion about pal­letiz­ing soft­ware and sys­tems, con­tact Robots​.com today online or at 8777626881.

Jun 14, 2013