Robotics Industry News
Intelligrated Announces IntelliGen Palletizing Software for Robotic Operations
Honeywell Intelligrated Posted 11/08/2016
Solution offers easy adjustment of layer patterns and load configurations for improved flexibility, speed and load integrity
CHICAGO — Intelligrated®, a leading North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, announces its IntelliGen™ palletizing software that allows operations to easily adjust pallet load configuration without the need for extra programming or cumbersome integration. Designed for robotic palletizing operations that handle a variety of product types and sizes, the new software allows operators to simply adjust load patterns and stacking characteristics based on changing product dimensions and other variables, offering improved flexibility, speed and load integrity.
The IntelliGen software comes integrated with the robotic cell’s standard control system and allows facility operations personnel to select user-defined load configurations, greatly simplifying product changeovers. The software also provides the capability to adjust load configurations, patterns and product sizes without the need to make a service call or leverage complex external software programs.
Facility staff can use IntelliGen to make these changes with minimal training, extending the palletizing cell’s capability beyond the initial product mix. The software’s advanced functionality also includes row-forming and case-turning, enabling multiple-piece picks and drops on multiple rows, yielding higher rates than competitive alternatives.
“As SKU proliferation and packaging evolution continue, managing the product variability in palletizing operations demands simplicity,” said Matt Wicks, vice president, product development, manufacturing systems. “IntelliGen simplifies the process of updating the robotic palletizing cell with the necessary flexibility to support a wider range of products while maintaining load quality at high rates.”
The IntelliGen platform offers wide-ranging compatibility with major robotic arm brands and supports a variety of customized end-of-arm tooling. This reduces integration time and provides the ability to handle a variety of packaging types, including corrugate cases, plastic totes and bags, making the software well-suited for diverse applications across multiple industries ranging from food and beverage to warehousing and distribution.
Intelligrated, now part of Honeywell, is a leading North American-based, single-source provider of intelligent automated material handling solutions that drive fulfillment productivity for retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers around the world. Through a broad portfolio of automation equipment, software, service and support, Intelligrated solutions give businesses a competitive edge and optimize operational performance through increased flexibility, efficiency and accuracy.
Intelligrated designs, manufactures, integrates and installs complete material handling automation solutions including conveyor, IntelliSort sortation, Alvey palletizers and robotics, and automated storage and retrieval systems – all managed by advanced machine controls and software. Intelligrated Software offers warehouse execution systems, a scalable suite of software that manages the entire fulfillment process, including equipment, labor and business intelligence, integrated with voice- and light-directed picking and putting technologies.
From concept to integration to lifecycle support services, Intelligrated delivers dependable, sustained distribution and fulfillment success, and maximum return on investment. Intelligrated backs every project with 24X7 multilingual technical support and access to lifecycle service through a network of national, regional and local service centers.
Tracy Niehaus, Marketing Manager