Software gives new versatility to depalletization

Aug 1, 2013

​The technology today is advancing at a fast rate, and so is the software solutions that are available for automated systems. The depalletizing applications available today are giving new versatility to the production lines.


Depal­letiz­ing is an appli­ca­tion where automa­tion can be the key to seri­ous­ly improv­ing the accu­ra­cy of your busi­ness. Man­u­fac­tur­ers can pro­gram vision-guid­ed robot­ics to account for load shift – some­thing that is a giv­en dur­ing trans­porta­tion to and from dif­fer­ent areas.

One com­pa­ny, Uni­ver­sal Robot­ics has devel­oped soft­ware for some­thing they call the Unlim­it­ed Depal­letiz­ing Appli­ca­tion” which can change up the pro­gram­ming in real time and adjust to pack­ages of any shape and size, despite vary­ing mate­ri­als, with­out ana­lyz­ing them ahead of time. This saves man­u­fac­tur­ers time and mon­ey on pro­duc­tion costs.

By using this depal­letiz­ing appli­ca­tion, instead of a man­u­al appli­ca­tion, man­u­fac­tur­ers can expect to unload up to 1400 cas­es an hour with lit­tle to no bound­aries. This soft­ware allows for a robot to pick up and move a case that is in any posi­tion, even if it is dam­aged. It can even move any col­or of box­es, with any num­ber of label col­or combinations.

This soft­ware can be inte­grat­ed in almost any robot mod­el. Uni­ver­sal Robot­ics has been work­ing close­ly with Motoman Robot­ics over the past three years, accord­ing to an arti­cle in Robot­ic Trends, to gain tech­ni­cal exper­tise and test sin­gle and dual-armed robots for their soft­ware test­ing. The final soft­ware test­ing was per­formed with a Motoman MPL80 pal­letiz­ing robot.

Robots​.com also works close­ly with Motoman Robot­ics, as a robot­ics inte­gra­tor. Our com­pa­ny cus­tomizes and sells Motoman robot­ic sys­tems and work­cells for sev­er­al appli­ca­tions, includ­ing depal­leti­za­tion. We have sev­er­al Motoman robots, along with KUKA, ABB, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and Fanuc robots that change han­dle that fast-paced, pre­cise application.

Our com­pa­ny has a high­ly-skilled team of engi­neers, tech­ni­cians and sales­men that work with the cus­tomer to design and build the per­fect sys­tem or work­cell for their facility’s appli­ca­tion. For more infor­ma­tion on automat­ing with Robots​.com, con­tact us today online or at 8777626881.

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