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Pallet Detection System (PDS)

The Pallet Detection System is a software solution that, along with the O3D3xx HW, identifies the 6-DoF pose of all standard 2-pocket pallets. The implicit goal of the PDS solution is to reduce the overall cycle time of pallet detection for autonomous and semi-autonomous pallet handling vehicles. 

The Pallet Detection System directly impacts the performance of the autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles by increasing the speed of detecting the pallet pose without sacrificing the quality of the detection. 


OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) is the gold standard for measuring manufacturing productivity. Simply put – it identifies the percentage of manufacturing time that is truly productive.

The Performance metric in OEE, which measures Slow Cycles and Small Stops, is perhaps the most crucial for robotics. It measures if your robotics application as efficient as it can be. PDS is designed to increase your performance metric by reducing the time it takes to engage with a pallet.