KUKA Robotics is showcasing the capability of its KR CYBERTECH nano robot to efficiently extract items from boxes/containers.
The bin-picking cell solution fulfils industrial demand related to removing parts from containers or bins as well as bags, sacks, cartons, boxes and totes and features artificial vision to identify the parts to be removed and robotics for handling, KUKA says.
The KUKA KR CYBERTECH nano product family of industrial robots are tailored to handle small components, providing application diversity for economical flexibility with minimum investment and energy costs. The robots offer a repeatability of 0.04 mm and deliver maximum strength even at high speed.
For previously inaccessible workspaces, KR CYBERTECH nano robots cover long distances with large workspaces to the rear and long downward reaches. With a minimal interference radius, the KR CYBERTECH nano robots have one of the smallest in-line wrists in their class. This enables them to work in positions that are inaccessible for other robots.
The cell can also be equipped with a 3D camera and Mech-Mind 3D vision system for recognizing randomly situated materials, even those with dark or reflective surfaces and complex structures. Once an object has been identified and selected, the trajectory planning system governs robot movements and provides the orientation required to remove the object without colliding against the walls of a container or other nearby elements.
The bin-picking solution is an ideal fit for processes requiring a repetitive and rapid extraction of elements from boxes or containers that will be subsequently processed and packaged. This is particularly useful in the logistics business, with the machines used for envelope, parcels and carton movement.
Technica is able to supply and integrate turnkey vision guided robotic solutions based on its solid experience in both fields and strong partnership with KUKA and Mech-Mind.