Thanks to our expertise in VR and AI, the Containerizing Portable Machine is equipped with an Intelligent Programming Assistant (IPA), which allows it to automatically learn each part in just 5 minutes with the assistance of an operator with low technical knowledge. This is especially useful since, in many cases, customers have hundreds of different models, which would involve complex and costly manual programming by specialized personnel for 2 to 4 days per part.
The process consists of several steps. First, the machine is emptied to prepare it for the next part model, which is placed on the belt infeed under the 3D Vision scanner, making sure it is positioned on the correct side. The part is then passed again on the opposite side.
At this point, the scanner performs several functions. First, it memorizes the 3D part shape and the correct orientation. Then, it identifies the center of gravity and checks if that point is suitable for picking up the part. If there is any relief on the part, the system shifts the pick-up point to a suitable spot. It is important to note that the operator can also modify the pick point, if necessary.
With the part outline already defined, the system determines the stack position on the stacking conveyor. Using the dimensions of the output container, the system creates a drop-off tile to ensure that the maximum number of columns fit in the target container. Finally, the part is programmed and the line is ready to produce parts of the new model.