Handling 1440 packages per hour
Up to 5kg packages
100x100 to 500x500mm packages
Dynamic grip area
Compensation for uneven surfaces
To manage increasing growth in eCommerce and its associated challenges in fast, easy, flexible, and reliable handling of goods to be delivered to business partners & consumers will need to embrace automation. Over the next five years the volume of packages, boxes and envelopes will only increase and increase and will be more than doubled. It creates bottlenecks in distribution centres and creates pressure in the handling of goods in the 3PL's, like fulfillment centres and warehouses.
Scape Technologies has developed and designed the entire future proof solution of automated logistic package handling. The automated SCAPE Package Picker prevents bottlenecks in handling envelopes, packages, or boxes up to 5 kg.
It consists of a flexible gripper with seven suction cups mounted on a robotic arm, a scanner located above the station with packages that can make a 3D point cloud of the scene with packages, a newly developed recognition algorithm and software that plans the arm's trajectory.
See the SCAPE Package Picker in action:
The SCAPE Package Picker provides a reliable solution where the robot picks disparate packages, boxes, or envelops with the gripper, one at a time, and delivers the items to it’s final destination, - like on a conveyor belt, - after which it moves back to the packing station and starts a new cycle. On average a cycle is completed in two-and-a-half seconds. That equates to 1440 packages per hour.
The scanner, which is located above the station with packages, together with the recognition algorithm, detects and defines the packet form and sends data to the "gripper" algorithm, which controls the flexible gripper. The gripping algorithm optimizes the grip based on recognition data and makes sure to pick the package and deliver it.
- It is a system that calculates the most optimal path for the robot arm, so you will get a fast flow without collision of any kind. Basically, the robot does not wait since the recognition algorithm, process data a whole cycle in front of the working robot arm and gripper. This secure fast cycle times.
The manual workflows with package picking are characterized by a high degree of monotony with harmful repetitive movements. As a result, errors occur at the same time as the pace risks slowing down. It creates bottlenecks. This will not happen with SCAPE Package Picker Solution.
Efficient and smart gripper design, that can use the optimal suction strength for different sizes of gripping areas
The spezialized SCAPE Package Picker algorithm calculates the available gripping area and determines the best way to grip the packages - within milliseconds.
Flexible Software Solution
The SCAPE Software allows for lots of customization and optimization for your needs in our intuitive interface.