Bin picking cardboard boxes in various sizes

The video shows a bin picking application in which Pick-it detects cardboard boxes in various sizes. Two Pick-it 3D cameras are positioned above every bin. Using one of the 3D cameras, the Pick-it system detects multiple boxes in the first bin and sends its coordinates to the robot for picking. Then, using these coordinates, the robot can pick every box using a vacuum gripper and place it onto the conveyor belt. From the conveyor belt, the boxes automatically fall into the second bin. Once the first bin is picked completely empty, the application direction reverses and the robot starts picking from the second bin into the first. The robot used for this demo application is a UR5 by Universal Robots and the vacuum gripper is an Electric Vacuum Generator by Schmalz.

This was one of the four demos that ran continuously at the Automatica trade fair in Munich 2018.

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