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Insertion into sorters

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Insertion into sorters


For products with a large number of hits per item, insertion into a sorter, or DAS (digital assortment system), was formerly commonplace following the performance of batch picking. With MUJIN, robotic automation extends from fixed point batch picking of products to subsequent insertion into the sorter.

Conventional methods - Problems


  • As this work is performed by humans, there will always be a risk of errors.
  • It is necessary to arrange personnel according to the timing of batch picks, and efficiency will fall depending on the management.
  • People cannot be recruited to respond at peak times.

MUJIN system - Solutions


  • Batch-picked products can be inserted into the sorter automatically.
  • With full automation, stable operation can be realized by maximizing the efficiency of the robots.

Feature 1 MUJIN 3D Vision handles ultra-wide ranges of products

Conventional methods - Problems


  • With no registration system just for box-type objects, vision recognition settings are required for each product type.
  • Design pattern registration is also impossible, so recognition mistakes occur.

MUJIN system - Solutions


  • Various products can be registered, from boxes to bottles.
  • Various products can be registered, from boxes to bottles.
  • Speeds and suction areas can be customized for each registered product to achieve more stable picking.

Feature 2 Automatic picking to handle various load conditions (disordered loads)

Conventional methods - Problems


  • Picking from a disordered loading condition is extremely difficult, as it requires extensive teaching for each type of product.
  • Since neat packing cannot be performed well, space efficiency is poor.
  • Ultimately, it is necessary to produce a flat loading state, which requires extra man hours.

MUJIN system - Solutions


  • With MUJIN's Teachless technology, picking can be automatically started whatever the loading condition and product are.
  • With the advanced interference avoidance function, deep boxes can be used as well.
  • Because it is “Teachless”, a very large variety of products can be handled.

Feature 3 Control according to conveyor speed

Conventional methods - Problems


  • Products are simply dropped, as is, onto the conveyor and can be damaged.
  • If the conveyor speed is high, the product may topple or, at worst, fall off.

MUJIN system - Solutions


  • As with humans, it is possible to perform placement according to the speed of the conveyor.
  • With MUJIN, light and sensitive control can be used to suppress falls and damage to products.

Feature 4 Intelligent hand control tailored to products - Handling many products is possible with a single hand -

Conventional methods - Problems


  • Two products may be accidentally taken because product-specific suction control cannot be performed.
  • Heavy items may be thrown clear because the speed cannot be adjusted according to the product.

MUJIN system - Solutions


  • Product-specific suction control is performed so that two products will not be taken in error.
  • The speed can be adjusted according to the product so, for example, speed is suppressed for heavier products, and a fine level of control can be performed.

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