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Applied Manufacturing Technologies to Unveil AI Depalletizing and Decanting Tech at Automate 2022

June 6–9, in Detroit

Published: Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 11:59

(AMT: Orion, MI) -- Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), North America’s largest independent automation engineering company will exhibit robotic depalletizing using artificial intelligence (AI) at Automate 2022 and hosted by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3).

Automate 2022 show

Located in booth #1210, AMT’s demonstration unveils robotic and AI technology for mixed-case palletizing, depalletizing, and decanting of multiple cases using optimized best-fit finding algorithms. Using a FANUC CRX-10iA collaborative robot and Schmalz FXCB vacuum gripping system, the robotic cell will demonstrate solution planning for delayering and tote-filling using defined box-and-tote parameters to optimize the tote fill and solve the entire layer.

The Schmalz FXCB vacuum gripping solution integrates a vacuum generator, flow resistors, and digital pressure switch into a compact and lightweight design. Partner Liberty Reach’s vision software will showcase best-fit finding and use algorithms to optimize the pick solution for reduced cycle time overall. An optimized cycle includes picking multiple cases to load the tote. If a multipick solution isn’t available, the algorithm will select the next best position to allow the robot to pick a case.

AI in manufacturing automation

“We are excited to unveil this never-before-seen technology, which we have developed over the last several years with our partner Liberty Reach,” says Craig Salvalaggio, chief operating officer at AMT. “It revolutionizes end of line solutions by efficiently filling any container space in an optimal way. It’s a game changer for the warehousing and logistics industry as it can be used to automatically induct thousands of SKUs efficiently into the system at one time.”

Held at the Huntington Place Convention Center in Detroit, Michigan, June 6-9, 2022, the Automate Conference and Exhibition is the largest and most inspiring showcase of automation in North America. The Automate exhibition hosts more than 500 global automation-solutions providers on the show floor. The conference hosts four full days of educational sessions with eight training tracks for attendees with varying interests and levels of experience. Craig Salvalaggio and Terry Meister, controls manager at AMT, will host two presentations at the conference.

Also at the Automate event, AMT founder and CEO Michael P. Jacobs will be presented with the Joseph F. Engelberger Robotics Award for Leadership at the Joseph F. Engelberger Awards Dinner and Ceremony on Wed., June 8, 2022.

AMT offers full-service systems integration, specializing in end-of-line solutions, complex material handling systems, and engineering support such as turnkey industrial controls, robotic programming, and automation consulting. Bringing together best-in-class technologies and custom automation, AMT provides high-quality, cost-effective automation solutions. The company’s solutions have benefited manufacturers in automotive, aerospace, medical, alternative energy, fabricated metal, industrial machinery, rubber and plastics, food and beverage, and many other industries.

About AMT

Founded in 1989, Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) is an industry leader in automated end-of-line solutions, complex material handling systems, and engineering support globally. More than 120 experienced and highly trained controls and automation engineers with more than 1,250 combined years of experience are engaged in automation projects across an array of industries. AMT assists customers with projects at any stage of development, from conceptualization and design to troubleshooting and expansion. From AMT’s Orion, Michigan, headquarters, the company has engineered more than 25,000 automation systems worldwide on 5,500 projects for more than 600 customers.


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