Yaskawa releases MotoPick 4 software program & robotic pallet builder

Yaskawa releases MotoPick 4 software program & robotic pallet builder

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Yaskawa’s Pallet Builder extension (left) and a Yaskawa robotic utilizing the corporate’s new MotoPick 4 software program (proper). | Supply: Yaskawa

Yaskawa launched its MotoPick 4 software program system that provides no-code capabilities for high-speed choose and place. The corporate can be increasing its Good Pendant’s functionality with its new Pallet Builder extension. 

With the constructing blocks to create programs for as much as 16 robots and as much as 6 conveyors or 16 tables per robotic, the Yaskawa MotoPick 4 software program can synchronize a number of robots geared up with imaginative and prescient to choose fast-moving merchandise off a conveyor and place them on an outfeed machine, tray or field in an organized association.
MotoPick 4 offers exact management and coordination for conveyor velocity, accommodating monitoring speeds as much as 1 M/sec. If the development of both the infeed or outfeed conveyor falls behind, the software program could be configured with an space that slows or stops conveyors till the operation is equalized. Moreover, the software program encompasses a pause operate that enables for the system to be paused and later resumed with out shedding observe of merchandise positions.
Dynamic load balancing for single or a number of robotic programs is accommodated. The flexibility to asynchronously choose as much as 4 components with a number of placements per cycle can be provided, with as much as 32 completely different product sorts to be simply picked and sorted. The gripper is allowed as much as eight zones.
Supporting a number of encoders and cameras, a robotic interface board reduces the mixing wiring and panel actual property required for a number of robotic cells. Cameras are supported primarily based on conveyor width, workpiece dimension, goal accuracy, manufacturing quantity and conveyor velocity, and they don’t have to be aligned in a pre-defined manner.
Multi-layer tray help permits multiple-layer sample choosing or putting with trays. MotoPick 4 is appropriate with the FS100 and YRC1000micro controllers, in addition to the MLX300 controller software program answer.

Pallet Builder

Increasing the Good Pendant functionality, Pallet Builder permits the event and deployment of palletizing cells. Designed for single pick-and-place duties, this consumer interface makes use of a strong database and guided prompts to facilitate no-code programming for work cell configuration and pallet sample setup.
Designed for small- to medium-sized enterprises with high-mix, low-to-medium-volume manufacturing that will have inadequate entry to skilled robotic programmers, Pallet Builder offers normal capabilities for cell definition, gripper definition, and single choose and place jobs. A number of infeeds, construct stations and dispenser stations (for slip sheet separators) help as much as eight mixed stations.
Job modifying is accessible for particular system necessities. Pallet Builder can accommodate quite a lot of grippers and end-of-arm tooling and adjusts for product variation. Succesful software program consists of a number of computerized sample types in addition to full customized sample help. Single drop positions with selectable label orientation are additionally accessible.
Suitable with the YRC1000 and YRC1000 micro controllers, Sample Builder is accessible as a complimentary obtain to be used with GP-series and HC-series robots. Good Pendant V3.0 or newer is required.

Yaskawa Motoman launched its latest robotic within the PL-series line, the PL800, in October 2022. This industrial robotic options an 800 kg (2,140 lb) payload capability and is designed for quite a lot of palletizing functions, layer choosing, and different logistical duties for end-of-line or distribution automation.