Scape Technologies A/S said its Easy-Picker is designed for small enterprises without prior automation experience. Today, the company announced the launch of the SCAPE Mini-Picker. It claimed the midrange bin-picking system offers more flexibility and functionality as at a fixed price and with the same user friendliness and intuitive interface as its previous product.
Odense, Denmark-based Scape Technologies was founded in 2004 and has developed patented technology for recognizing and picking parts. It markets its systems, software, and services with integrators responsible for building and implementing them into various and specific production facilities.
The company added that its SCAPE Bin-Picker systems are used in the automotive industry, furniture production, household appliance manufacturing, and the metals industry. Scape’s robots are currently operating in Sweden, Germany, Denmark, France, and China.
SCAPE Mini-Picker intended to be reliable, affordable
The SCAPE Mini-Picker includes all the features of the SCAPE Easy-Picker, such as the ability to scan parts if no CAD model is available, as well as a fully automated self-test process to ensure maximum reliability.
SCAPE Mini-Picker is designed to be intuitive to set up and use for advanced tasks and faster cycle times, said Scape Technologies. It runs with the exact same software as the company’s prior products and offers more options for hardware modules, functionality, and flexibility for all kinds of parts.
Scape Technologies cited its new tool unit, which features two grippers that can be used in the same application and can handle heavier parts up to 1kg. Many bin-picking applications require two grippers, especially if parts need to be delivered with high precision, it said.
An additional camera can be used for orientation control of parts, enabling faster cycle times, said Scape Technologies.
At only €12,395 ($14,604 U.S.) the robot is a cost-effective option for random, stacked, or layered bin-picking tasks with precise delivery, Scape said. The system includes the SCAPE Software Suite, and the vendor provides setup manuals and support for integration.
Scape aims to make high-end bin picking more accesible
The SCAPE Mini-Picker can be integrated with leading six-axis industrial robots and collaborative robots such as those from FANUC, KUKA, Universal Robots, ABB, and Kawasaki. It works with a multitude of parts and can always be extended and upgraded into a full SCAPE Bin-Picker solution, said the company.
“The SCAPE Mini-Picker is the natural next step for our customers if they want to go from our SCAPE Easy-Picker to something more capable and flexible,” stated René Dencker, chief technology officer at Scape Technologies. “Since all our systems use the same software and interface, moving from Easy-Picker to Mini-Picker is a very simple task. We want to offer our customers the solution that fits their exact needs.”