Bring your warehouse effectiveness to the next level with AI-powered Photoneo Depal and Universal Robots. This universal depalletization solution can be deployed in any applications that require the singulated unloading of boxes from pallets. The range of industries that can benefit from employing intelligent, vision-guided robots in their depalletization applications is thus absolutely open, including modern logistics, e-commerce, fulfillment, and warehouse automation companies.
Covers scenarios where different types of boxes on a single pallet are to be picked and cingulated on a conveyor. Boxes can be of various sizes, colors, and types, they can but do not have to be stacked in patterns or leveled.
WORKS OUT OF THE BOX
Algorithm tested & recognizes more than 5000 types of object datasets.
CUTTING-EDGE 3D VISION
Universal depalletization is a challenging vision task since it requires capturing and processing of both 2D and 3D in high quality. The more robust data you have, the better results you can expect. And this is exactly where PhoXi Scanners with 3.2MPix resolution, low noise, and powerful red laser projection technology excel. PhoXi Scanners are able to provide reliable results even if all other technology fails, whether it is scanning of black boxes, shiny scotch tape, tight flaps, or reflective surfaces with astonishing depth of field up to 2.5m for XL units. No stack patterns needed. Picking of tight-packed and tilted boxes. Our advanced methods for ambient light suppression provide superior quality scans even in demanding light conditions of up to 20 000 LUX. You only need a single cable to get both electric power and data connection for a 3D scanner - Power over Ethernet.
PhoXi 3D Scanner offers the best-in-class thermal stability thanks to hardware enhancements together with the thermal calibration model.
SPEED OF BOX TRANSFER/CYCLE RATE
Do not let the Vision System be your bottleneck! Picking targets are usually received in less than 3 seconds since the trigger signal was received. The rest is up to the robot and end of arm tooling. For a single box per pick, you should be able to achieve 600+ picks per hour, but with a multizone gripper and proper control, you might be able to double this number
NO HUMAN ERROR OR FATIGUE
Robots are able to work 24/7/365 without tiring and need of human interaction
LOWER THE HAZARD AND RISKS OF BACK INJURY
Manual depalletization body motions are particularly dangerous and can cause back injury. Let the robots do this task and prevent your workers from repetitive excessive reaching, bending, and twisting.
REDUCTION OF OPERATIONAL COSTS
Lower the cost of labor related to the depalletization process. Use your human resources for more sophisticated tasks and let the robots to singulate the boxes on conveyors.
Our depalletization achieved a success rate of 99.7 % in the most challenging production scenario, picking thousands of boxes of various types, colors, and shapes. Let your business benefit from this proven technology.
We are continuously improving our product based on customer feedback. Our developers are used to cope with the most difficult challenges from all around the world.
URCap has been successfully tested with Photoneo custom-made gripper, standard OnRobot, and Schmalz area grippers or you can use your preferred end of arm tooling. Supporting a variety of vacuum grippers (Photoneo custom-made gripper, OnRobot, Robotiq, Schmalz, PIAB, Schunk, etc.) for your projects.
- URP Templates for quick integration
- Oriented placing - picking targets are always aligned with the longer box side
- Calibration from UR pendant - calibrate the system without touching the vision system
- Empty pallet or Slipsheet detection
- Box width and length is transferred to the robot side for multizone gripper if needed
- RGB image showing the results of the last scan is transferred directly to the UR pendant
How does it work?
The system is set up around the most advanced convolutional neural network which helps to recognize the object (box, cuboidal package), the user wants to handle. For this purpose, a custom Photoneo Localisation algorithm is configured and trained. The system implements a full-featured user interface for the robot to camera calibration. All is done comfortably via UR pendant. After this initial quick and easy setup, the system sends coordinates of the target object to the robotic controller.
includes URCap pluginYes - URCap v.1.4.2
Software version requiredPlease ensure that your UR controller meets the following criteria:
E-series Controller with System version 5.9 and higher
DependenciesIt is not possible to install this URCap on older CB series systems.
Always use Depal URCap with UR e-Series robots.
Certifications and standardsScanner certifications: Laser certification (LC3, LC2), FCC IC, CE, EMC, FDA, RoHS, REACH
According to standard EN 60529 PhoXi 3D Scanners have the following mechanical protection: IP65 Mechanical Protection (Completely protected against the ingress of dust (dust-tight). Protected against low-pressure jets of water from any direction.)
It complies with laser certifications IEC/EN 60825 - 1:2014
Vision controller certifications: CE/FCC Class A, according to EN 55022 & EN 55024 EN 50155:2007
DimensionsDependent on the size of the scanner.
M sized scanner 77 x 68 x 416 mm
L sized scanner 77 x 68 x 616 mm
XL sized scanner 77 x 68 x 941 mm
Dimensions of the industrial computer (Vision controller)
240 mm x 225 mm x 90 mm
What's in the box?PhoXi Scanner (M, L, XL)
Vision controller (industrial PC)
License typeOne-time purchase