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IPS (Intelligent Palletizing Software)

Stacking mixed products requires maximum efficiency (costs) and stability (transport). The Intelligent Palletizing Software takes care of that. This high-tech stacking software is required if you opt for one of our manual or fully automatic Mixed Load Palletizing solutions.

The Intelligent Palletizing Software calculates the optimum number of load units (pallets or roll containers) which can be created out of an order of packages. The IPS takes all kind of business rules into account to create stable stackable load units. The result of the calculation is specifically tailored to the characteristics of the Mixed Palletizing solution in use. It includes information such as, sequence and orientation of the packages, robot and gripper coordinates.

What does it take to get a perfect dense mixed pallet?

IPS Software features

Carrier type IPS is able to calculate with loads for different carriers such as pallets and roll cages. New customer-specific carrier types can be made in a few easy steps.
Maximum height carrier Height of the load will not exceed the maximum stacking height set for the carrier.
Maximum weight carrier Weight of the load will not exceed the maximum weight set for the carrier. It prevents overloading of the carrier.
Special package shapes IPS can handle special package shapes such as products with a smaller topside, open boxes or cylinder-shaped products.
Orientation of the product For each product all specific orientation can be defined such as “allowed turning” and “allow side-up”. (More complex inter-product orientations can be defined with layer configurations.)
Products only on top Functionality which makes the product only be placed on top of the stack.
Max. supported weight of the product For each product a maximum supported weight can be defined. IPS will ensure that the weight on the product loaded won't exceed the maximum supported weight.
Family grouping You can put a number of different articles in a product group, which enables the grouping of these articles in the stack. Interesting for supermarkets, where these articles are also grouped in their store. It makes unloading easier.
Automatic top of with pure mixed loading With this feature IPS is able to divide the mixed products over the loads and place it on top of the layers with same products.
Weight classes Products are placed in weight classes based on their weight (i.e. weight class for light products under 6kg). By defining these weight classes IPS is able to load first products in a heavy weight class on the carrier and put products with a light weight class on top of it. This will increase the stability of the load.
Stack code Each products can have a stack code. With the stack code IPS is able to restrict the stacking of different products on each other.
Combination code To define which products can or cannot be combined on the same carrier, each product may have a combination code. For example: handling toxic products.
Layer configuration Within IPS you can define predefined layers of products with a specific customer made pattern. Based on the number of products in the order IPS will generate a layer. Furthermore each next layer can be rotated 90 degrees in case more layers of the same product are stacked.
Sequence number Functionality with which products or a group of products are loaded in a fixed sequence on the carrier. This feature is useful for delivery routes and unload of carriers.
Mixed layer loading IPS is able to calculate loads in a mixed or (partially) layered fashion. Only layers above a (configurable) minimum layer footprint will be loaded on the carrier. IPS is able to calculate loads for already partially loaded carriers. This feature is required in error situations where a product has been removed so that recalculation is required for the remaining products.