Robot guidance systems

Flexible part localization for bin picking and depalletizing

Your Benefits

  • User-friendly system which, thanks to its tailored functions, allows new applications to be created quickly
  • Reliable part handling regardless of the shape or orientation of the parts thanks to a range of localization functions
  • Choice of various 3D cameras for high image quality regardless of the component size
  • System with collision avoidance and overlap detection for ensuring reliable robot operation and short cycle times
  • Flexible robot integration functions enable the system to be used in arbitrary robot models


Flexible part localization for bin picking and depalletizing

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, geometric part features, and AI
  • 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

    Image resolution0.1 mm ... 5 mm (depending on the distance to the camera)
    Part localization time1 s ... 10 s (typical)
    Localization accuracy

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

    < +/- 3 mm and < +/- 2° (typical)

    < +/- 1 mm and < +/- 1° (typical)

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

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

    Enclosure rating


    IP65 / IP67



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