Press Release Summary:
With VPS Software, pallet patterns can be changed in real-time without stopping production. Patterns are built withÂ graphical user interfaceÂ in PC and users input package sizes and number of cases on pallet. Software then displays cases on screen,Â allowing user to arrange them as necessary and assign pallet to start that pattern.Â Integrating with all major WMS and routing software, VPS provides web-based, real-time video viewing and remote monitoring.
Original Press Release:
ITW Warehouse Automation Introduces New Upgrades to VTP Palletizers and VPS Software
Real-time pallet pattern changes and robots operating up to 40% faster
Arden, NC, —ITW Warehouse Automation (ITWWA), the global supplier of innovative, fully-integrated warehousing solutions, announces today the latest improvements to its VTP Palletizers and VPS software. Already one of the industry’s most proven software platforms, ITWWA’s VPS software has been upgraded to enable pallet patterns to be changed in real-time with minimal effort required of employees or the robotic palletizers. In addition, the VTP Palletizers now operate up to 40% faster with the same flexibility and gentle product handling they are known for.
“We are always looking for ways to provide customers with the most efficient warehousing solutions available,” says Jeff Stingel, Vice President of Sales, ITWWA. “These upgrades are an example of that commitment.”
The enhanced VPS software now allows users to quickly and easily change pallet patterns without stopping production. Pallet patterns are built with the graphic user interface in the PC and users simply input package sizes and number of cases on a pallet. The software then displays the cases on the screen and users can arrange them as necessary and assign the pallet to start that pattern. With no interruption, the selected pallet automatically starts the new pallet pattern. VPS allows for an infinite number of flips or patterns- further ensuring greater productivity and load integrity. In addition, VPS is simple to use and only requires minutes of training. Powering all ITWWA solutions, from case picking and AS/RS to palletizing, VPS integrates seamlessly with all major WMS and routing software and provides web-based, real-time video viewing and remote monitoring.
“Software is the fundamental building block for any successful warehouse automation solution,” says Stingel. “Our VPS software provides the accuracy and flexibility necessary to help our customers successfully achieve their automation needs.”
VPS also helps ITWWA’s VTP Palletizers take on more functions. The robotic palletizers can handle each case or SKU differently. VPS communicates to the robots whether cases are lighter or packaged in various materials so they can handle each accordingly. The gentle product handling of the VTP Palletizers is further matched by the fact that the robots eliminate slat dividers and “bump turns.” ITWWA’s scalable systems have the ability to work multiple projects concurrently, are intuitive to use, and provide accurate data back to the warehouse control system. VTP Palletizers are SCF/ISO friendly, category 3 & 4 compliant and incorporate an easy to use graphic interface. ITWWA provides 24/7 customer support with all its products and services.
For general information about ITW Warehouse Automation visit: www.itwwa.com, or call: 1-828-654-7500.
ITW Warehouse Automation (ITWWA) is the global supplier of innovative, fully-integrated warehousing solutions. Whether looking to optimize existing facilities or new buildings, ITWWA provides proven, scalable systems for a variety of industries. The ITWWA portfolio includes two of the industry’s most innovative technologies: Vertique, the world’s most proven case picking solution, and StorFast, the industry’s leading cart-based AS/RS system. These solutions are further backed by ITWWA’s VPS software that manages the entire warehouse operation and robotic VTP Palletizers that provide fast, automated pallet loading.
ITWWA is part of the Illinois Tool Works (ITW) family of companies. ITW is comprised of over 850 decentralized business units located in 52 countries. ITW offers its business units unparalleled access to state-of-the-art testing facilities, knowledge-sharing and a global network of resources.