Company: Yaskawa America Inc., Motoman Robotics Division, Miamisburg, OH
Equipment Snapshot: Yaskawa Motoman has introduced MotoPick, an advanced, user-friendly software package that allows for the development of machine vision-based, high-speed picking solutions. MotoPick can synchronize multiple robots equipped with vision to pick fast-moving product off a conveyor and place it on an outfeed device, tray or box in an organized arrangement. It enables users to create optimal solutions for up to 10 robots and 11 conveyors, as well as offers pattern-based distribution of product and dynamic load balancing among multiple robots. The software also provides precise control and coordination of infeed and outfeed conveyors. Multiple cameras are available based on conveyor width, workpiece size, target accuracy, production volume and conveyor speed. According to the company, MotoPick is designed to function with minimal additional hardware requirements.