Mitsubishi Electric Automation to debut 3D bin picking multi-robot at PACK EXPO 2023

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Mitsubishi Electric Automation is slated to showcase its complete line of factory automation products, including its new 3D bin-picking robot, at the upcoming PACK EXPO 2023 to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Centre.

The event, taking place from 11 to 13 September 2023, will see Realtime Robotics’ demonstration of collision avoidance and dynamic path planning, which will be combined with SICK, Inc’s newly introduced 3D Vision to demonstrate collision management in a 3-robot work cell.

Patrick Varley, product marketing manager for mechatronics at Mitsubishi Electric, will give a presentation on “The Next Evolution of 3D Bin Picking: Multiple Collision-Free Robots” on the second day of the expo.

Alongside Matt Somerville from Realtime Robotics and Nick Longworth from SICK, Varley will discuss how the integration of 3D vision for robotic guidance, dynamic path planning, and collision avoidance can work together to increase throughput and decrease the footprint needed to deploy Mitsubishi Electric robots.

The Mitsubishi Electric official expressed his excitement about presenting the company’s robots to existing and potential customers at trade shows. 

“The 3D bin picking demo debuting at the show is something that we can’t wait to show to the attendees: 3 industry leaders, 3-D bin picking and 3 robots,” Varley remarked. 

Meanwhile, Matt Somerville, director of sales, North America, at Realtime Robotics, said, “It’s an exciting time for the robotics industry. The advances in motion control, path planning, and robot vision promise to greatly improve the speed and throughput of logistics operations.”

Somerville said he is looking forward to showing PACK EXPO attendees what the combination of Mitsubishi, SICK, and Realtime technology can do.

Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Mitsubishi Electric offers a broad product portfolio including programmable automation controllers (PAC), programmable logic controllers (PLC), human-machine interfaces (HMI), variable frequency drives (VFD), servo amplifiers and motors, control software, computerized numerical controllers (CNC), motion controllers, robots, low-voltage power distribution products, and industrial sewing machines for the industrial and commercial sectors.