Device for arranging objects in stacking layers, for loading pallets
Piling planning method and piling system of cargoes by palletizing robot
Object placement method and apparatus
Palletizer and palletizing methods
Palletizing system Patent #: 5540545
ApplicationNo. 556207 filed on 11/09/1995
US Classes:700/217, Article support load management (e.g., palletizing)414/789.6, Plural article sources414/791.8, Leaves void between articles in layer414/792.6, Adds rows of articles to layer414/902Including control for pattern of group
ExaminersPrimary: Elmore, Reba I.
Assistant: Garland, Steven R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassG06F 017/00
AbstractA method and apparatus is disclosed for optimizing an arrangement of articles, such as stacks of paperboard sheets, into horizontal tiers, then stacking the horizontal tiers one on top another to form a rectangular-shaped unit, wherein the rectangular shaped unit has base dimensions substantially equal to a selected standard pallet-type. The system includes a computer programmed to receive the base size of an article, the total number of articles desired, and a selected pallet type. The computer is connected to a palletizer for building the actual unit of articles consistent with an optimized unit configuration. The palletizer has a tier forming station in which tiers of articles are formed according to the selected tier configuration, and a transfer device for moving the formed tiers into a stack forming station wherein the tiers are sequentially deposited. The system can add spacing between selected articles in a tier, and stack the tiers such that the spaces in adjoining tiers are not aligned.
Field of SearchAdds rows of articles to layer
Plural article sources
With means for removing completed stack from stacking location
Creates single stack by juxtaposing separately formed tiers
Inserts separator into stack
Sequentially forms or adds completed layers
Leaves void between articles in layer
APPARATUS FOR POSITIONING PLURAL ORDERLY ARTICLES ONTO PALLET
Including control for pattern of group
Includes pusher conveyor for delivering
Including means pressing against top or end of group