Electromechanicals

Vision systems, sensors, and engineered fixtures enable complete solutions that just work.

Vision Systems

BG's computer vision systems incorporate a breadth of camera and vision technologies to create three-dimensional perception. This enables picking from both cluttered and structured containers and environments. Sophisticated vision systems are key to our solutions’ ability to adjust to dynamic conditions in real-time. The systems not only see, plan and pick. They see, interpret the field-of-view, and react in real-time to changing conditions such as shifting items in a container and new orientations for items on a belt after previous items are picked. When this happens there is no time lag in the picking process since the vision systems are constantly updating and the AI software is constantly analyzing and adjusting the solution’s motion with every pick.

HyperScannerTM

HyperScanners are more reliable than scan tunnels and eliminate the need for “label facing”. As items and parcels pass through, our patented HyperScanners are able to identify barcodes on standard and irregular packages in under 1 second. Many traditional automation installations utilize conveyors outfitted with scanning tunnels to identify items, products, and packages. Many of these implementations require a worker upstream to make sure the barcode is visible with the label facing the scanner. HyperScanners eliminate this manual process and are more accurate than traditional scanning especially for ‘floppy’ poly bags, tubes, envelopes, and other packages that are not standard 6-sided boxes.

Linear Sort Shuttles

Several solutions incorporate high-speed, high-density linear sortation working in conjunction with robotics. A productized set of rails, hoppers, sliders, package sweepers, and other mechanical components facilitates product and package sortation that enhances the speed of robotic systems. These electromechanical components are controlled by our AI software to operate in synchronization with the robotic pick cells at velocities and accelerations that are tuned to SKU-specific handling for maximum speed and product quality. The linear sortation further works in conjunction with dynamic destination allocation for sort point accumulation and in some cases with accumulating conveyance. Accumulating conveyance enables selective ejection of order boxes from arbitrary queue locations which dynamically re-set in real-time.

Engineered Fixtures

Our approach is to provide turnkey solutions. This requires engineered fixtures that either enable a solution to operate autonomously in your facility or provide mechanical integration with your physical infrastructure. Some of the fixtures we provide include: weldment structures that support robots and other automation components, manual pick stations that provide overflow, back-up picking and inventory control auditing capabilities for our mobile robotic solutions, and all-electric conveyance systems to support eCommerce picking, store replenishment, and parcel sortation. We design conveyance capabilities using belts for some applications and motor driven roller (MDR) with zero-pressure capabilities for other implementations. Some solutions include patent-pending physical infrastructure to streamline processes, reduce solution footprints and optimize operations.

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We are a focused team. We bring a diverse set of experience and expertise in the fields of engineering, robotics, and artificial intelligence to building innovative yet practical and scalable solutions. Ultimately, we work at Berkshire Grey because we thrive on solving hard challenges that deliver value for our customers.