BLUE OCEAN ROBOTICS ANNOUNCES 3D BIN PICKING PLATFORM

A standard solution based on collaborative robot and proven 3D vision technology

Cincinnati, OH — November 11, 2015 — Blue Ocean Robotics, a leading provider of emerging robots and automation solutions announced the release of a standard solution for 3D bin picking of small industrial parts.


The Mini-Picker bin picking solution is available with the Universal Robots UR5 collaborative robot. A robot that leads the industry in ROI and ease of deployment and re-deployment as production needs change. The system is well-suited for machine loading of small parts. Automating the loading and unloading of machines results in increased production rates and increased machine utilization (or OEE). The system will be available with additional robot brands to cover a wider range of parts soon.

"We are pleased to announce the release of the Mini-Picker solution. The core technology is based on work from world leading bin-picking company Scape Technologies with over 25 systems running in production, many of them in the automotive industry." says Tim DeRosett, co-founder and CEO of Blue Ocean Robotics, LLC. "This system greatly reduces the complexity and cost of deploying robots for industrial bin-picking applications."

About Blue Ocean Robotics ApS
Founded in 2013, Blue Ocean Robotics ApS, is a leading provider of emerging robotic solutions and services to improve quality-of-life, working environments and productivity - for humans.
www.blue-ocean-robotics.com

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Universal Robots is a result of many years of intensive research in robotics. The product portfolio includes the UR5 and UR10 models that handle payloads of up to 11.3 lbs. and 22.6 lbs. respectively. The six-axis robot arms weigh as little as 40 lbs. with reach capabilities of up to 51 inches. Repeatability of +/- .004" allows quick precision handling of even microscopically small parts. After initial risk assessment, the collaborative Universal Robots can operate alongside human operators without cumbersome and expensive safety guarding. This makes it simple and easy to move the light-weight robot around the production, addressing the needs of agile manufacturing even within small- and medium sized companies regarding automation as costly and complex. If the robots come into contact with an employee, the built-in force control limits the forces at contact, adhering to the current safety requirements on force and torque limitations. Intuitively programmed by non-technical users, the robot arms go from box to operation in less than an hour, and typically pay for themselves within 195 days. Since the first UR robot entered the market in 2009, the company has seen substantial growth with the robotic arms now being sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.