QBox Pallet Building Software Demonstration

QBox pallet building software allows operators to design and produce exact pallet patterns, as many patterns as you want without service programmer onsite to perform task. The software has a Drag-and-Drop interface that allows a user, even with minimal training, to create pallet patterns based on your current and future products, including those in the snack food industry.

To create a brand-new palletizer recipe with our Quest industrial Box Bot software, we first select the recipe we want to modify. The system is capable of continuing to run while we modify the recipe. Then we go to pattern edit and we go to box data, and from here we can modify the box dimensions. We're going to call this box twenty-three point five inches long and seven point eight inches wide. We'll keep the height the same, weight the same, and overlap the same. This means that the boxes won't be allowed to overhang the edge of the pallet. Go ahead and finish.

Now, if we want, we could just drag and drop the boxes to whatever pattern we want them to end up in, but we have a faster method. We use the auto-generate buttons here, which will take the box dimensions we have plugged in, and our math can calculate an optimized pattern for us. So, I think we are going to go for an interlock pattern. This is looking pretty good, but let's say box number nine and ten have special labels on the right side of the box that we need to flip to the outside. To do that, we select the box we want to flip, go to the advanced placement page, and rotate the box around. I'm going to use these bump buttons to scoot the box until it hits something else. This allows us to get the boxes nice and tight up against each other.

But now we have a problem because this black box represents the robot's gripper, and we have an empty half of the gripper overhanging the side of the pallet. So, what we want to do here is get boxes nine and ten grouped together like these other boxes are, so that the robot will pick two boxes at the same time and drop them at the same time. To do that, we go to our flip and swap page, spin box ten around, and that's close, but we need to swap the order because the box on the purple edge of the gripper drops first. Now these boxes are going to be picked up at the same time and dropped at the same time, and we no longer have any gripper overhanging off the edge, which may have caused a collision with guarding or other pieces of machinery.

So, this pattern is good. Now we're going to check the flipped version of this pattern because it has automatically generated a flipped version for us, so we can create a nice interlock as the stack goes up. This looks good. We're going to go back to the basics page, and from here we can save our changes. Now we go to layer edit, and here we can set how many layers our stack is. Let's say we have seven layers on this stack, and let's say the first three layers are all column stack. After that, we start flipping every other layer, so we have a nice interlock. Let's say instead of a slip sheet on layer three, we put a slip sheet on layer four, and let's say it's AGM, a path instead of a check pallet. We're going to save our changes, and we have our brand-new recipe complete.