Programming / Smart Pendant / Smart Pattern

The Smart Pattern extension is a graphical interface for Smart Pendant to quickly generate jobs to handle parts in specific pattern(s).  The interface supports common applications that require patterns (i.e. machine loading/unloading, stacking, unstacking, case packing, etc.)

The user simply selects the type of pattern and teaches the handling of the first part. Smart Pattern will then generate a complete robot job to handle all the parts of the pattern. Smart Pattern generates two types of jobs:

  • Pattern: Job defining a specific pattern and how the robot should move to handle each part in the pattern.

  • Supervisor: Job defining which patterns should be used to pick and place parts and the overall flow of the system, including basic I/O.

Typically, at least two patterns are initially generated - one to pick and one to place parts. The user can then create a supervisor job that uses those patterns.  If necessary, jobs can be customized by the user to system specific requirements.

Smart Pattern:
The Quick Way to Handle Patterns

Check out our recent webinar to learn how the easy-to-use Smart Pattern – a graphical interface for the Yaskawa Smart Pendant – provides a user-friendly way to create a pattern-based handling program. Chris Caldwell, Yaskawa Product Manager, explains and demonstrates why this product is well-suited for stacking, unstacking, case packing machine loading and more.

Key Features
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Intuitive user interface with guided pattern file generation steps

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Supports pick or place patterns

Supervisor job to oversee the flow of the cell, including basic I/O signals


Supported Patterns

Single part

Grid (2D array)

3D Grid (3D array)


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With features built for picking, machine tending, assembly and other light handling jobs, the Smart Pendant is an option for GP-Series robots up to 25 kg payload.

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Minimum Requirements
YRC1000/YRC1000micro with Smart Pendant version 2.0.4 or later

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