QComp Technologies Offers New Virtual Pallet Dispenser for AGVs

Greenville, Wis. (May 10, 2007) - QComp Technologies, Inc., an authorized ABB robotics integration company, announced today it will offer the new Virtual Pallet Dispenser VPal software option with its automatic guided vehicles (AGVs). The VPal AGV software enables the AGV to find and deliver an empty pallet to a manual or automated palletizer, as well as pick up full loads and deliver them to a centralized stretch wrapper.

"The VPal software option eliminates unreliable pallet dispensers and the maze of pallet conveyors on the plant floor," says QComp President Tom Doyle. "VPal increases operating efficiencies for our customers by reducing labor, increasing plant floor safety, and eliminating damage to product and conveyors caused by drivers."

The VPal software enables the AGV to pick up an empty pallet from a freestanding stack. A positive separation between pallets prevents jams, and because it eliminates the need for pallet conveyors and T-carts, valuable space on the plant floor is saved. With this laser-guided system, there is no need to embed wires in the plant floor.

Founded in 1990, QComp Technologies, Inc. is a supplier of robotic palletizers and automatic guided vehicle systems, providing automation solutions for a variety of industries. The company designs and builds automated robotic manufacturing cells and materials handling systems, as well as engineers and manufactures drive systems for paper, metal and converting industries. With headquarters in Greenville, Wis., QComp has sales and service offices in Wausau and Milwaukee, Wis.

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