Fanuc launches vision sensor for robotic warehousing applications
Fanuc’s new vision sensor for robotic warehousing applications is designed to identify mixed boxes
The company’s new 3DV/1600 vision sensor finds and snaps boxes of varying sizes and shapes in a large bin, with the aim of being deployed in warehousing, e-commerce and logistics markets.
The company demonstrated its new technology at Modex, where an M-710iC/45M robot used the 3DV/1600 vision sensor to find and snap boxes of varying sizes and shapes in a large bin.
The robot picked each package and dropped it into another bin. Once a bin was emptied, the sensor moved to the full bin and the cycle repeated.
Fanuc 3DV/1600 Vision Sensor
The new 3DV/1600 vision sensor is lightweight and works as a fixed or robot-mounted 3D vision camera.
The company says the sensor can snap 3D images over a Z range of 2 meters, with a maximum field of view of 2700 mm square.
The 3DV/1600 is part of Fanuc’s iRVision suite of machine vision products for robot guidance and inspection.
The vision system is currently fitted to the six-axis M-710iC/45M robot, which has payload capabilities ranging from 12 kg to 70 kg over a 2606 mm reach.