State-of-the-Art Bin Picking

With its quad-camera technology, the high-performance PowerPICK3D sensor achieves top speeds and empties pallet cages in no time. MiniPICK3D, on the other hand, is optimized for components just a few mm long. These new sensors for fully automated bin picking complement the successful ISRA Vision’s IntelliPICK3D product line, whose robust component detection impresses even under the most difficult conditions.

by Leonardo Albino

Top speeds in scanning and parts detection are offering a whole new level of performance in fully automated bin picking. The latest version of already proven IntelliPICK3D, now fitted an innovative four-camera sensor solution enable robust component detection and optimized cycle times.
A wide range of sensor sizes enables the detection of even the tiniest components in the millimeter range.
Moreover, easy integration in just a few hours allows maximum flexibility of utilization. Equipped with embedded technology, Wi-Fi and the OPC/UA communication protocol, they are also ideally prepared for networked production.

Sensors for fully automated bin picking
With its quad-camera technology, the high-performance PowerPICK3D sensor achieves top speeds and empties pallet cages in no time. MiniPICK3D, on the other hand, is optimized for components just a few mm long, meeting even the requirements for applications in the disciplines of fine mechanics, electronics, toys, and comparable industries. These new sensors for fully automated bin picking complement the successful IntelliPICK3D product line, whose robust component detection impresses even under the most difficult conditions.
An embedded PC makes wiring between the sensor and the PC easier, thereby ensuring the quickest possible installation and commissioning. In addition, the embedded design enables maximum speeds for data transmission. Users, therefore, benefit from extremely short scanning times. The individual design of the systems focuses on the fastest possible cycle times, maximum process reliability and top processing speed.

Full monitoring under the toughest conditions
Developed based on IntelliPICK3D, the IntelliPICK3D-PRO was specifically designed with the tough conditions on production lines in mind. Its powerful laser lighting, safe for the human eye, ensures detailed image capturing even at great distances from the container with a high depth focus, in incident light, and under other difficult conditions. Parts are reliably detected and picked even in complex locations.
The system detects dirty surfaces as reliably as glossy or matte components. Intelligent Collision Avoidance automatically plans the correct picking path to ensure smooth operation. A software extension means that the system now also manages different container positions and types, supplying the production line without interruptions and with high process reliability.

Record times for bin picking
Bin picking can now be completed at record speeds thanks to the quad-camera technology of the PowerPICK3D sensor. During this multi-stereo process, four integrated cameras capture the components to be picked in the container. PowerPICK3D automatically creates an optimized picking sequence and calculates the corresponding robot paths. As the quad-camera assembly provides multiple camera angles, the sensor guarantees highly reliable multi-view image capturing, even with shadows in the field of view or light reflections from component surfaces. Furthermore, the advanced point cloud generation covers the entire scanned surface quickly and precisely.