Web based bin picking
Bin picking integration with CAD models
Robot integrators have the need for an end-to-end, easy to use bin picking software enabling them to design and deploy a whole realistic solution they would like to see in production lines by themselves. That’s why the Bin Picking Studio software was developed.
Imagine you sing in, select robot and model of 3D Scanner, choose or upload a gripper, upload your CAD model of a part to be picked, define a tool point on the gripper by sliding a pointer, allow gripping with multiple gripping points on the object, define a grasping trajectory including a method of object extraction, set up security restraints by limiting robot joints and defining a collision environment, review the entire setup and the working environment visually, calibrate both the 3D scanner and robot, deploy the solution and monitor it online. All in one place, in one day. Your sole input in the form of the CAD model is needed to allow for detection of a correct position and orientation of an object when needed. The goal was to transform bin picking integration from programming to working with CAD models, using consumer-like controls. The users don’t need to have a deep knowledge of robot kinematics, mathematics and programming skills to use the software. With the web-based application, they move from one step to another through visual configurations and checks in the virtual environment. All the configuration is done in a web browser as per customer’s preference. Bin Picking Studio satisfies needs of users seeking an opportunity to reconfigure their bin picking solution according to a variable production plan. It’s a matter of duplicating the existing solution and just changing the affected piece of the setup like uploading another object and determining new gripping points on it. Regarding the robot navigation to the desired location, extended common libraries of commands and functions of native programmatic languages for eight of the major robot brands are given. This gives integrators a bulk of 100+ robots to choose from at disposal, for various applications, depending on required load, reach and purpose. All other functionalities of a bin picking solution are independent from the choice of the robot. The solution is aimed at reduction of integration costs, risks and time needed for configuration. With the Bin Picking Studio, Photoneo proves its position of an end-to-end bin picking provider.