07765668 is referenced by 25 patents and cites 28 patents.

An automatic pallet inspection cell (10) comprises one or two multi axis robot arms (14, 15) which terminate in either internal or exterior pallet grippers. The robots are used to transport a gripped pallet (12) through an automated inspection station (16) which compiles a three dimensional data map of a pallet surface. A processor interprets the map and producing a recipe for the robot or robots. One or more stations (17, 18, 19) conduct pallet repair operations that are specified by the recipe. A method for levelling a pallet prior to board removal by a band saw (17) is also disclosed, characterised by rolling the pallet relative to a blade of the band saw to a first and a second roll angle, and positioning the pallet at a position which is an average of the first and second roll angles.

Title
Automated pallet inspection and repair
Application Number
10/538019
Publication Number
7765668 (B2)
Application Date
December 10, 2003
Publication Date
August 3, 2010
Inventor
Michael David Lucas
Chatswood
AU
Steve Townsend
Chatswood
AU
Agent
Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist P A
Assignee
Chep Technology
AU
IPC
B23P 21/00
G01M 19/00
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