Good Morning All,
I'm new to this forum, but have been working in Industrial Automation for the last 10 years or so as Mechanical Engineer. I'm getting more and more involved on the controls and robot programming side of things, and recently completed a couple of the Fanuc training classes in Rochester Hills, including PalletTool Programming.
I asked the course instructor about this, but he wasn't able to answer the question: I have an installed palletizer robot running a bag gripper that was sub-contracted out (design and build.) The customer is running a product that is much narrower in width than anything else, so the infeed conveyor guides do not adjust far enough to properly position the product, and have already been modified to adjust more than the conveyor manufacturer wants. This means the bag is skewed on the conveyor at pick position. The EOAT has the same problem: the crowders do not actively engage on the product enough to align it.
Because the bag comes around a corner before the pick position, they are consistently skewed one way, out of alignment by 50-75mm, corner to corner. Because this is a bag gripper and it reaches through the conveyor rollers, I can't just tweak the pick position for this Unit Load without crashing the EOAT into the rollers.
I asked the course instructor if I could correct this misalignment within PalletTool when placing the bag on the pallet, but he didn't have a way to do it.
Any thoughts or input on this would be appreciated - Thanks all!