Software facilitates quick palletizing changeover.

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Product Manager Software provides graphical means to manage product codes, plus database to store patterns for running multiple products on same machine. Modification, adjustment or addition of new configurations is simplified without need to connect PLC to laptop computer. Software allows same pattern configuration to be used for several products. It can be installed on control panel or operator station, and includes data entry screen and help screens.



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Product Manager Software Provides Quick Palletizing Changeover


Columbia Machine's new Product Manager Software for palletizers provides a graphical means to manage product codes, plus a database to store patterns for running multiple products on the same machine.

The Product Manager is designed to simplify the modification, adjustment or addition of new configurations without the need to connect the PLC to a laptop computer, thus reducing maintenance calls.

It is ideally suited for: applications that frequently alter product configurations due to changing products or case sizes; plants that require a lot of VFD's to run product configurations due to varying product sizes or weights; and plants that deal strictly with bar codes or product codes.

This software allows the same pattern configuration to be used for several products, making it easier for the palletizer operator to run different products. It can be installed on either the control panel or operator station for easy access. Included in the program are help screens to explain each field and a pattern data entry screen to allow the operator to program new patterns when necessary.

For more than 40 years, Columbia Machine has manufactured high-level, floor-level, and robotic palletizers and accessories in the USA. All Columbia products are backed by 24-hour customer support and parts service.

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