What Does Easy Programming Palletiser Mean?

An “easy programming palletiser” typically refers to a palletising system or machine that is designed to be user-friendly and straightforward to program. Palletising involves arranging products or items onto a pallet in a specific pattern or configuration. This is commonly used in manufacturing and logistics to efficiently stack goods for transportation or storage. 

Palletisers are traditionally set up by teaching a robot pick and place points for each box in each layer and duplicating this up the pallet stack. This is very slow and requires skilled programmers time to program the system. It also means that for every product change, a skilled programmer is required to reprogram the system for that product.

When the term “easy programming palletiser” is used, it often implies that the machine or system has software or controls that are intuitive and accessible for operators or programmers. The goal is to make it simple for individuals to define the palletising pattern, set parameters, and customize the operation of the palletiser without requiring advanced programming skills. This ease of programming can save time and reduce the need for specialized technical knowledge, making the palletiser more versatile and user-friendly for a broader range of applications and industries. While the exact appearance and interface may vary from one manufacturer to another, there are common elements and features you might find in such software:

  1. Graphical User Interface (GUI): The software typically features a visual interface with buttons, icons, and menus. Users can interact with the machine by clicking and dragging items on the screen.
  2. Pallet Layout Design: Users can often design the layout of the pallet by dragging and dropping products or defining patterns on a virtual pallet displayed on the screen. This design may resemble a grid or an empty pallet template.
  3. Product Entry: Easy programming software should make it simple to input product dimensions, weights, and other relevant information. This data is crucial for determining how products should be stacked on the pallet.
  4. Pattern Configuration: Users can specify how products should be arranged on the pallet, including layer patterns, interlocking, and any stacking constraints. This can often be done through visual controls or preset patterns.
  5. Stacking Rules: The software may allow users to define rules or logic for how products are stacked. For example, it might consider product fragility or stacking stability.
  6. Preset Templates: Some software provides pre-defined palletising templates or templates for specific industries, making it easy to get started quickly.
  7. Simulation and Preview: Users can often preview or simulate the finished stacked pallet to see how the programmed settings will be applied in practice. This helps identify and correct potential issues.
  8. Error Handling: The software should provide clear and user-friendly error messages if there are any issues with the programming or setup.
  9. Control and Monitoring: Users may have access to controls for starting, stopping, and monitoring the palletising process. Real-time feedback on the machine’s status can be provided.
  10. Offline Programming: Some software allows for offline programming, which means that you can create, edit, and optimize palletising programs on a computer remotely for support when required.
  11. Help and Documentation: Users should have access to help resources, documentation, and customer support to assist them in using the software effectively.

The exact look and layout of the software will depend on the manufacturer and the specific model of the palletiser. The primary goal of such software is to streamline the setup and operation of the palletiser, making it more accessible to a wider range of users without advanced programming skills.

Below is a video showing an example of the Granta easy programming software


If you would like to know more about the Granta GA15 easy programming software, then please do get in touch on 01223 499488 or contact us at helpline@granta-automation.co.uk.  We will also be very happy to arrange a free trial of your product on a palletiser if you require this.

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