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Robotic Bin Picking Made Possible with the New FANUC iRVision 3D Area Sensor

 
 

FANUC America is showing manufacturers how easy and practical robot vision can be, even for bin picking, which has traditionally been a very challenging robotic process.

In this video, a FANUC M-20iA robot equipped with the new iRVision 3D Area Sensor locates and picks randomly located connector boxes from a storage container. The new 3D Area Sensor provides 3D location of the connector box in the bin. iRVision's Interference Avoidance feature prevents the robot and tooling from coming in contact with the bin walls. The new high-speed 3D Area Sensor provides full 3D maps in one quick vision shot. It's an easy to use tool, allowing bin-picking setup through the iPendant in a matter of minutes.

Once picked, the robot uses iRVision 2D to detect the orientation of the connector box on the fly, and places it on a conveyor in a consistent orientation. The conveyor transfers parts to a second bin. Once the first bin is emptied, the robot will pick the bin and place it under the conveyor, and the cycle repeats. All of the hardware and software used in this application is designed by FANUC specifically for FANUC robots, allowing customers a one-stop solution to meet their production needs.

Interested in a Robotic Bin Picking Solution? Follow the link to speak with a FANUC Representative today, or learn more about our full line of Picking Robots.

 
   
     
 

Key Technology Demonstrated

 

FANUC iRVision 3D Area Sensor

The new high-speed 3D Area Sensor provides full 3D maps in one quick vision shot. It’s an easy to use vision tool allowing bin picking setup through the iPendant in a matter of minutes. All of the hardware and software is designed by FANUC specifically for FANUC robots, allowing FANUC to provide customers a one-stop solution to meet their production needs

FANUC M-20iA Robot

  • 20 kg payload at wrist.
  • Compact size, slim wrist, and small footprint permit operation in tight work spaces.
  • High joint speeds maximize throughput.
  • Built-in Solution Arm, 50 mm hollow wrist and upper arm.
  • 6 degrees of freedom.
  • ± 0.10 mm repeatability.
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