The Jacobi Palletizer

Robotic palletizers, with their faster and safer automated palletizing capabilities, have become increasingly popular in manufacturing and distribution facilities. However, the increasing demand for 6 or 7-axis robots, while enhancing flexibility, also brings greater complexity in programming and optimization, leading to higher costs for engineering, onsite support, and reprogramming.

At Jacobi Robotics, we decided to leverage the benefits of the Jacobi robot programming platform to address these challenges and desing a new palletizing experience.

Short Deployment Cycle
The friendly user interface cuts down deployment time, allowing engineers to program robot palletizers within hours and reprogram new patterns within minutes. With Jacobi’s motion planning under the hood, engineers can configure palletizing patterns quickly without having to deal with the headache of complex robot programming, singularities, or collisions.
Improved Cycle Time
The key to improving ROI in automation is reducing the cycle time, but optimizing robot motions requires days of engineering and testing. The Jacobi platform provides a motion planning engine that leverages classical optimization and modern AI, achieving optimized cycle times within minutes.
Reduced Onsite Support
Given the multitude of unpredictable edge cases in the field, delivering exceptional onsite support becomes essential. But traveling to customers’ sites is expensive and time-consuming. Our solution cuts down the need for onsite support thanks to its autonomous recovery capabilities and remote programming and monitoring functionality.

The Workflow

Load, Configure, Deploy!

Load Cell Model
Use the Jacobi Studio for defining collision geometry and guaranteeing collision-free motions around the palletizer cell. You can either load an existing model or create a new one by incorporating obstacle geometries within the Studio. After configuring the model, download it from Studio to integrate it into the palletizer application.
Configure Pattern
Jacobi's palletizer setup process is simple, intuitive and can be done completely remotely. Start by loading the palletizer project you've downloaded from the Jacobi Studio. Adjust box dimensions and label orientation as required, and configure the pallet pattern either manually or through the TOPS integration. Fine-tune motion parameters to suit your specific needs, and use the simulation to visualize the motions, allowing for precise cycle time estimation.
Use the Jacobi HMI to control the palletizer, or create your customized HMI using the API. Keep an eye on the palletizer performance by accessing a comprehensive array of logged features in real time. Investigate run-time issues remotely and reduce travel for onsite support by replicating the robot state and motions.

Supported Robots


Included Features

We leveraged the flexibility and versatility of The Jacobi Platform to develop the procedures, features and tools that provide the next generation of palletizing experience.

  • Optimized Motions

    Motion planning optimizes cycle time and avoids collisions and singularities.

  • Double Pick

    Leverage single-pick or double-pick as needed to further boost cycle time.

  • Motion Features

    Tune approach and retraction distance and speed to suit your specific needs.

  • Pattern Editor

    Quickly configure your patterns with an intuitive pattern editor.

  • Automatic Box Order

    You don't need to specify the box order. The palletizer will figure it out.

  • Import & Export Patterns

    Create a patterns database for future use or import your pallet patterns from TOPS.

  • Remote Access

    Access and control your palletizer from anywhere in the world.

  • Live Analysis

    Monitor your palletizer in real time.

  • Safety

    Seamlessly integrate safety zones and collaborative speed limits.

The only software that can program your palletizer automatically.

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