The heart of every pick, pack, and sort solution that lets you reimagine work is a robotic pick cell. Berkshire Grey’s picking robots feature industrial robotic arms with smooth and natural 6-DOF optimized motions for maximum efficiency. Our robots make fluid and dynamic movements in contrast to the “rote” motions of other industrial robots. To achieve this level of natural motion complexity, we pair the robots with proprietary engineered hardware and rewrite the lowest level software drivers on the robots. We’ve conducted extensive kinematic reachability analysis, which allows us to select the smallest and fastest possible robot to reach the full workspace contained within our pick cells. This is not something standard robot integrators do, so their robots are typically oversized or underpowered and consequently much slower.
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There is no such thing as a universal robotic gripper. But, Berkshire Grey’s SpectrumGripper technology is as close as you can get on the market today. Products previously thought unpickable are easily handled by our gripping technology. From bags to boxes, poly to cloth, rigid to pourous, our gripping technology works seamlessly with most packaging and non-packaging. Additionally and pick cell can be outfitted with either our proprietary novel SpectrumGripper gripping modalities, or traditional end effector technologies should those prove more appropriate for your particular items and products. Regardless of the end effectors used, we employ a battery of integrated sensors to generate SKU-specific grip force ensuring maximum product quality and handling safety
A benefit to Berkshire Grey’s holistic approach to planning, robotic manipulation, vision technology, novel gripping and sensing is our ability to pick swiftly and accurately from clutter. Our solutions are highly capable of picking from structured environments, but often times the real-world, such as batch picking to down line sortation, is complex and cluttered. In addition to this holistic approach, our systems learn over time thus applying artificial intelligence to SKU-specific identification and handling. This is reflected in grip force, robot motion profiles, swing velocities, accelerations and placement tolerances that enable our solutions to pick, move, and place the broadest variety of your products in ways that match your operational processes.
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Berkshire Grey offers a complete set of robotic picking, packing, induction, and sorting solutions built around the market’s most robust autonomous robot picking: