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 also 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 outfitted with imaginative and prescient to select fast-moving merchandise off a conveyor and place them on an outfeed machine, tray or field in an organized association.
MotoPick 4 gives 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 might be configured with an space that slows or stops conveyors till the operation is equalized. Moreover, the software program incorporates a pause operate that permits for the system to be paused and later resumed with out dropping monitor of merchandise positions.
Dynamic load balancing for single or a number of robotic programs is accommodated. The power to asynchronously choose as much as 4 elements with a number of placements per cycle can also be supplied, with as much as 32 completely different product varieties 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 combination 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 method.
Multi-layer tray assist permits multiple-layer sample selecting 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 allows the event and deployment of palletizing cells. Designed for single pick-and-place duties, this consumer interface makes use of a sturdy 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 which will have inadequate entry to skilled robotic programmers, Pallet Builder gives common features for cell definition, gripper definition, and single choose and place jobs. A number of infeeds, construct stations and dispenser stations (for slip sheet separators) assist as much as eight mixed stations.
Job enhancing 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 contains a number of computerized sample types in addition to full customized sample assist. Single drop positions with selectable label orientation are additionally accessible.
Appropriate 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 selecting, and different logistical duties for end-of-line or distribution automation.