is a measuring system for robot guidance. It is used for fully automatic removal of unsorted parts out of containers (i.e. steel boxes) by a robot. It assesses the three-dimensional location of the parts in the container with reference to a previously specified coordinate system. The 3D positions X, Y, Z and the orientation Rx, Ry, Rz of one or more detected parts are transmitted to the PLC or directly to the robot by the system. The system detects the objects down to the bottom of a container with great accuracy and calculates the possibility of a collision with the edge of the container or other objects during removal by the robot gripper.
The IntelliPick3D-PRO system includes a sensor unit and a PC. The sensor unit contains 2 cameras and a 7 lines laser projector. Each camera is aligned to the entire width of the container, while the laser is moved over the container.
The sensor is calibrated during the commissioning. That means the position and orientation of the sensor with respect to the application coordinate system is determined in the robot cell. This is carried out using a calibration mark provided for this purpose.
The robot cell consists of the IntelliPick3D-PRO system, a robot and a container with randomly organized objects.