3D MACHINE VISION FOR RANDOM BIN PICKING

3D random bin picking is a challenging area in manufacturing industries that has perplexed engineers for years.

To meet this challenge, Canon has aimed for and created a solution that utilizes Canon's leading optical and processing technologies. The installation is simple, yet the system is sophisticated. It automatically recognizes parts, determines the best pick candidate, and calculates the most optimal path so that the robot can safely, but surely, pick up the part and move it to its desired destination. It is a complete solution for random bin picking on any production floor.

Overhead view of random bin picking

Random Bin Picking in Mass Production
Canon’s advanced 3D Machine Vision guides a robot to pick and place resin molded printer parts which are randomly piled in mass production line.

SIMPLE FLOW OF AUTOMATION

Incorporating the Machine Vision system into your production line is easy. Setup is simple with the use of user-friendly software. Simply dump the parts into a bin and hit the start button. The system will search for the best pick candidate from the pile based on your application. Your robot, fully integrated with Canon's Machine Vision system, then automatically picks the part and places it, getting you ready for the next process with ease.

1. SETUP

2. 3D SCAN

Quick Process

Quick Process

3. RECOGNIZE

Precise CAD Fitting

Precise CAD Fitting

4. PICK

Sophisticated path planning and collision check algorithms

Sophisticated path planning and collision check algorithms

5. PLACE

No additional scan needed due to precise recognition

No additional scan needed due to precise recognition

PROVEN RECORDS IN MASS PRODUCTION

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Meet the RV-Series 3D Machine Vision System: a simple-to-install, yet sophisticated solution for random bin picking on any production floor.

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With our 3D Machine vision technology, your company can automate—from parts pick up to the inspection — which can ultimately help reduce costs.

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Canon 3D machine vison can be used for kitting—a process that includes preparing parts into bundles—in order to streamline assembly processes by operators.

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In this video, we demonstrate how our technology can assist a packing process by recognizing an object and its posture correctly in order to easily place the part in tight spaces.

OPTIONAL SOFTWARE

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Using a single captured image, this option enables position and orientation recognition of work pieces piled in multiple pallets.

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This option enables consecutive recognition upon confirming that the pile state remains unchanged after each work piece has been picked.

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This option enables the creation of dictionaries, required for the recognition of new work pieces, on a PC other than the PC connected to the 3-D Machine Vision Head.

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Using partial CAD data, this option enables recognition of parts even for large work pieces that extend beyond the measurement range.

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This option enables measurements from multiple locations by moving a slider-equipped 3-D Machine Vision Head.

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION

For the PC: Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 Professional, along with an nVidia GeForce graphics card and Intel Gigabit network LAN card, is required. Please contact Canon for the most up-to-date PC requirements.

3D Machine Vision System

MEASUREMENT AREA

3D Machine Vision System

SPECIFICATIONS

RV Series
RV300
RV500
RV1100
RV1100+ Option
Measurement area
H x W x D
340 x 340 x 100 mm
(13.4” x 13.4” x 3.9”)
540 x 540 x 200 mm
(21.3” x 21.3” x 7.9”)
1160 x 1160 x 600 mm
(45.7” x 45.7” x 23.6”)
See the red framed trapezoid area.
Minimum recognizable part size
10 × 10 mm
(0.39” x 0.39”)
20 × 20 mm
(0.79” x 0.79”)
45 × 45 mm
(1.77” x 1.77”)
50 × 50 mm
(1.97” x 1.97”)
Recognition time *
1.8 sec 1.8 sec 2.5 sec 2.5 sec
Dimension of 3D Machine Vision Head
252 x 206 x 129 mm (9.9” x 8.1” x 4.9”)
Weight of 3D Machine Vision Head
6.5 kg (14.3 lb)
IP Rating
Equivalent to IP54
Operating Temperature
0 – 45°C (32 – 113°F)

3D Machine Vision for Random Bin Picking

Canon has created a solution that utilizes leading optical and processing technologies.

A robotic arm hovering over a bin of small items, an example of automated bin picking.
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