Moonflower blue

More than a bin picking software

what is moonflower blue

Moonflower Blue is our random bin picking software solution. It is used for product localization inside a bin and it generates a picking trajectory for reaching the product. It integrates with the robot program in order to efficiently solve complex localization and picking problems with high flexibility.

Products are localized using 3D data provided by one of the supported scanners: fast and robust matching algorithms are exploited to find the 3D position and orientation of an object starting from its CAD model.

Moonflower Blue generates a picking trajectory starting from the pose of a localized product, checking for collisions between the robot and the surrounding environment.

In addition, when the shape and distribution of the products inside a bin are very complex, an automatic extraction strategy can be defined for a product model to allow the robot to exit the bin with the grasped part in a cleaner way.

what can i do with moonflower blue

Loading turning centers

picking from two bins with different parts.

Moonflower is commonly used to drive a robot that serves two turning centers at one time picking from two bins with different parts. Depending on layout and cycle time the system could use two cameras or a single one moved from one box to the other. A flexible gripper makes model switching almost instantaneous. Everything is programmed easily from a 3D cad file.

Loading a panel bending machine

Loading a panel bending machine

A special part model is designed to easily pick metal sheets, even when the thickness is a fraction of millimeters. Starting from a 3D or 2D drawing (.dxf, .geo, .hpgl) and quickly defining how to grip and how to place a file robot in a CAD file, it is possible to load instantly any machine. A plugin for palletizing a bent part is also available.

Moving from box to conveyor/vibrational unit

Moving from box to conveyor

Sometimes a robot is already installed to pick parts from a conveyor at a fast pace, so all you need is to fill the conveyor with parts from the bin.
In this case, you can use Moonflower with a cost-effective 3D camera (usually ToF) and a gripper that can take a bulk of parts (often a magnet) to empty efficiently the bin.

Picking from a FlexiBowl or similar system

Picking from a FlexiBowl or similar system​

Some Moonflower advantages may be critical for your application with a vibrational unit: a very effective way to distinguish flipped parts, accurate picking at different heights, and definition of multiple picking positions from a CAD file.

Loading billets in an oven

Loading billets in an oven

Billet’s model can be automatically generated from parameters for both cylindrical and squared section types. Often cycle time allows a camera on the robot end effector so several bins could be served with no additional costs.

A plenty of tasks for your industry!

A plenty of tasks for your industry
  • Marking the top (or bottom) of a group
  • Depalletizing bags
  • Localize pockets into trays for proper placement of components
  • Guide a robot to milk cows
  • Guide a robot to plug a connector
  • Guide a robot to handle a cable

Loading turning centers

picking from two bins with different parts.

Moonflower is commonly used to drive a robot that serves two turning centers at one time picking from two bins with different parts. Depending on layout and cycle time the system could use two cameras or a single one moved from one box to the other. A flexible gripper makes model switching almost instantaneous. Everything is programmed easily from a 3D cad file.

Loading a panel bending machine

Loading a panel bending machine

A special part model is designed to easily pick metal sheets, even when the thickness is a fraction of millimeters. Starting from a 3D or 2D drawing (.dxf, .geo, .hpgl) and quickly defining how to grip and how to place a file robot in a CAD file, it is possible to load instantly any machine. A plugin for palletizing a bent part is also available.

Moving from box to conveyor/vibrational unit

Moving from box to conveyor

Sometimes a robot is already installed to pick parts from a conveyor at a fast pace, so all you need is to fill the conveyor with parts from the bin.
In this case, you can use Moonflower with a cost-effective 3D camera (usually ToF) and a gripper that can take a bulk of parts (often a magnet) to empty efficiently the bin.

Picking from a FlexiBowl or similar system

Picking from a FlexiBowl or similar system​

Some Moonflower advantages may be critical for your application with a vibrational unit: a very effective way to distinguish flipped parts, accurate picking at different heights, and definition of multiple picking positions from a CAD file.

Loading billets in an oven

Loading billets in an oven

Billet’s model can be automatically generated from parameters for both cylindrical and squared section types. Often cycle time allows a camera on the robot end effector so several bins could be served with no additional costs.

A plenty of tasks for your industry!

A plenty of tasks for your industry
  • Marking the top (or bottom) of a group
  • Depalletizing bags
  • Localize pockets into trays for proper placement of components
  • Guide a robot to milk cows
  • Guide a robot to plug a connector
  • Guide a robot to handle a cable
supported robots for Moonflower
supported sensors for Moonflower
supported sensors and robots for Moonflower

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