Vision-guided part localisation systems17 January 2019 | Automotive Manufacturing Solutions
The PLOC2D and PLB 520 are 2D and 3D vision-guided part localisation systems from SICK. The company says these are designed for the set-up of robot picking from a belt, bin or stillage, and are suitable for both cobots and conventional industrial robots.
The PLOC2D vision system provides 2D localisation of parts, products or packages to be picked from a static workstation, moving belt, or feeder system, while the PLB 520 uses a stereoscopic vision camera to enable 3D vision-guided bin picking applications of smaller objects, claims the company.
Both systems combine image processing hardware with a SICK-developed algorithm, which it’s claimed provides ‘out of the box’ integration with pick and place robots.