The Small Parts Counter Caterpillar U-60 is a semi-automatic counting system, designed for reaching a target count automatically. The System is Ideal for stations that require quick change-over between parts and for small to medium counts.
DATA’s Caterpillar was designed as a simple to operate small parts counting device. With a one-time object set-up that can be easily retrieved and reused, barcode verification to initiate new count, tool-free changeover between parts, and a user-friendly HMI, this small parts counter series assures reliability and efficiency throughout the supply chain.
The Caterpillar small parts counting device provides the ability to perform target counts automatically. The device will convey the parts until they reach the detection unit, and will automatically stop once reaching the preset target count.
All product data (size, shape) is set automatically, resulting in a simple and accurate new product setup procedure that minimizes human errors. The process takes approximately 60 seconds. Set-up is done once per new object, after which all the data is saved in the device for future use.
Based on a one-time setup per object, stored recipes, and a one-part tool-free feeding system, the Caterpillar series provides a flexible solution for picking stations and activities requiring frequent changeover between parts. Regular tasks, such as reference count for part weighing or warehouse picking can be conducted easily at the press of a button.
The caterpillar small parts counter software is designed to minimize human error by providing the ability to connect the counting device to a barcode scanner, thus, assuring that the right part is entered into the device. The device provides alerts of overcounts and guides the operator in the correction process.
All counting activities are saved and can be quickly retrieved. The device is compatible with Industry 4.0 and supports OPC-UA Protocol for ERP-Based systems connection.