The Belgium-based company Scott specializes in the development and
manufacture of palletizers. The new PAL 4.0 development was approached with
self-confidence and ambition in equal measure: “We’re one of the few OEM
(Original Equipment Manufacturer) companies worldwide that can offer reliable
and safe high-capacity, multi-line palletizing solutions,” explains Mathieu
Vandevelde, Automation Engineer Manager at Scott. “With the PAL 4.0, we wanted
to push the envelope even further in terms of flexibility and uptime.” In
addition to this, Scott also wanted to make more use of the data produced by all
the machine components. “Machine components can generate really valuable data.
We were confident that, by visualizing that data and sending it to the
warehouse management system, we’d gain valuable insights into the machine’s
performance,” says Vandevelde. It quickly became clear that, above all, the
power supply would be able to provide particularly important data which is why
Scott decided to use Siemens Sitop PSU8600 power supplies.