CUSTOM ALGORITHM USED TO SOLVE CHALLENGES WITH ROBOTIC LAYER FORMING AND DE-TRAY SYSTEM
Case study by Senior Controls Engineer Michael Horth
Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) worked with Gojo Industries to create two robotic cells for de-tray and layer forming operations. To aid in vision issues on the de-tray system, they used 3D snaps, which is a method that generates a 3D point cloud. Engineer s restricted the movement of the robots to help increase its speed. On the layer forming side, engineers used a camera above the conveyor so that any box can get through. To solve the speed issue, the conveyor used its rails to align boxes and increase speed.
In designing the de-tray and layer forming robotic cells, the engineers solved several high-level technical challenges, including writing a new program for the 3D vision system and creatively solving robot speed issues to meet cycle time requirements.
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