Robot guidance systems

Your Benefits

  • Easy-to-use system facilitating rapid design of new applications thanks to the tailored functions
  • Selection of localization functions ensures reliable part-picking independent of the part’s shape or orientation
  • Range of 3D cameras ensures good image quality independent of part size
  • System tailored for bin picking with collision avoidance and overlap detection ensure reliable robot operation and facilitate short robot picking cycle time
  • Flexible robot integration functions makes it easy to use PLB together with any robot brand


The PLB robot guidance system is designed for precise localization of parts stored in boxes or on pallets. The system is very flexible with a selection of 3D cameras to choose from. In combination with multiple localization algorithms, this ensures reliable operation in a large range of applications from small-part handling and depalletizing through to handling of large foundry parts. PLB supports easy configuration through a user interface tailored for part localization. It also includes functions to support simple integration with the robot controller, making it straightforward to integrate the system in production. Both the software and the pre-calibrated cameras are designed to be used right out of the box, so the system can be ready within minutes.

At a glance
  • All functions tailored to target applications
  • Several localization algorithms based on CAD and geometric part features
  • Selection of various pre-calibrated 3D cameras for immediate use
  • Thorough check for collision avoidance
  • Easy integration with any robot model


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Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Example volume of view (L x W x H)

    800 mm x 1,200 mm x 1,000 mm (max. height range)

    1,000 mm x 1,200 mm x 750 mm (max. image area)

    1,300 mm x 1,200 mm x 1,000 mm

    800 mm x 600 mm x 400 mm

    400 mm x 300 mm x 200 mm

    Image resolution

    1 mm ... 4 mm, depending on distance to camera

    1 mm ... 1.7 mm, depending on the distance to the camera

    0.7 mm ... 0.8 mm, depending on the distance to the camera

    0.4 mm ... 0.5 mm, depending on the distance to the camera

    0.4 mm ... 1.0 mm, depending on the distance to the camera

    0.2 mm ... 0.4 mm, depending on the distance to the camera

    0.1 mm ... 0.2 mm, depending on the distance to the camera

    Part localization time5 s ... 10 s (typical) / 3 s ... 10 s (typical)
    Localization accuracy

    < +/- 2 mm and < +/- 1° (typical)

    < +/- 1 mm and < +/- 1° (typical)

    < +/- 0.7 mm and < +/- 0.7° (typical)

    < +/- 0.5 mm and < +/- 0.5° (typical)

    < +/- 0.3 mm and < +/- 0.3° (typical)

    Enclosure ratingIP65 / IP54
All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product