Robotics Industry News
Intelligrated Showcases PLC Controls for Alvey Robotic Palletizers at ProMat 2011
Intelligrated Posted 03/08/2011Common control platform streamlines integration and reduces maintenance requirements.
(Cincinnati, OH) - Intelligrated®, a leading North American-owned automated material handling solutions provider, will showcase its latest breakthrough application in robotic controls, the PLC-controlled Alvey® robotic palletizer, at ProMat 2011 in booth #2903. Using a common programmable logic controller (PLC) platform, the new control system from Intelligrated improves line integration, response time and overall productivity while reducing operator and maintenance training.
PLC-based robotic controls are an alternative to the traditional proprietary robot controller, enabling customers to deploy new Alvey robotic palletizing solutions while maintaining standard familiar control platform. With minimal training, plant floor personnel can support these Intelligrated robotic applications without being "robotic experts."
"This is a revolutionary development in the robotics industry," said Steve Ackerman, executive vice president, Intelligrated. "As the use of robotics in distribution environments continues to increase, Intelligrated offers customers the ability to implement systems with accessible, familiar PLC controls – ensuring viable and sustainable robotic solutions for their existing facilities."
Intelligrated will display the PLC-controlled Alvey robotic palletizer in the company’s ProMat booth (#2903) with a Kuka KR100 robotic arm and custom-programmed Rockwell Automation controls. Intelligrated will also demonstrate automated end-of-arm tool changing in Automate booth (#714) for decreased changeover time and increased handling flexibility.
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Intelligrated® is a leading North American-owned, single-point provider of automated material handling solutions with operations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Intelligrated designs, manufactures and installs complete material handling automation solutions, including conveyor systems, IntelliSort® sortation systems, Alvey® palletizers and robotics, Real Time Solutions® order fulfillment systems, warehouse control software and advanced machine controls—all supported by 24x7 Customer Service and Support.
Serving the warehousing, distribution, consumer product manufacturing, postal and parcel markets, Intelligrated collaborates closely with its clients to develop productivity solutions and support their needs throughout the life of their material handling systems.