Robotics Industry News
PalletSolver Software Enables Offline Setup of Robotic Palletizing Patterns
Yaskawa Motoman Posted 10/07/2014
Dayton, OH — Yaskawa Motoman is pleased to announce the release of PalletSolver™, a revolutionary robotic palletizing software suite for Motoman® robots. This dynamic package permits the setup of pallet patterns and robot motion on a PC so that the robot does not have to be taken offline for teaching. PalletSolver enables quick changeovers without stopping production to validate pallet patterns and allows faster integration of a palletizing system by making it easy to configure and set up. PalletSolver can easily be customized for complex robotic palletizing applications.
“PalletSolver redefines how robotic palletizing operations can be performed in the field. It offers operational excellence with intuitive tools for configuration, setup and production monitoring and control,” said Roger Christian, Vice President Marketing and Business Development. “Its scalable architecture can handle single line and complex multi-line palletizing, as well as single and multiple workcells. We are very excited about PalletSolver.”
PalletSolver’s offline pallet pattern generation tool supports multiple robotic workcells, dynamic gripper zone management, constraints handling, unlimited SKUs and more. It has an intuitive graphical interface for configuring cell parameters and a guided step-by-step process for developing patterns. PalletSolver can directly import pallet patterns generated in the widely used TOPS or CAPE software, thus focusing efforts on building optimal sequences for the robotic build process.
“Manufacturing is challenged with constantly changing packaging and product parameters on the production line. PalletSolver intelligently addresses that challenge by handling cell constraints in the offline environment, allowing quick changeovers without needing to test patterns. Manufacturers can prevent a considerable amount of downtime by not halting production,” stated Shishir Rege, Product Marketing Manager, Consumer Product Goods.
PalletSolver is available on both the DX100 robot controller and the PLC-integrated MLX200 platform.
About Yaskawa Motoman
Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With over 300,000 Motoman® robots installed globally, Yaskawa provides automation products and solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application; including arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal, packaging, palletizing and spot welding.