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AUTOMATE 2024 | Mech-Mind Robotics' Advanced AI + 3D Technologies Garner Widespread Attention

2024-05-11

AUTOMATE 2024 | Mech-Mind Robotics' Advanced AI + 3D Technologies Garner Widespread Attention

Mech-Mind's booth at Automate 2024

From May 6-9, the prestigious Automate 2024 took place at McCormick Place in Chicago, USA. As one of the largest and most professional robotics and automation events in North America, Automate 2024 gathered more than 800 exhibitors from over 90 countries, showcasing the latest advancements in cutting-edge robotics, vision, artificial intelligence, motion control and related automation technologies across an expansive 365,000 square feet of exhibit space.

This marks Mech-Mind Robotics' second appearance at this renowned automation trade show. As a global leader in AI and 3D vision, Mech-Mind exhibited with a significant presence, boasting an exhibition area of nearly 200 square meters.

Collaborating with several partners, Mech-Mind presented an array of over ten cutting-edge AI + 3D vision products and solutions. This drew a substantial number of industry professionals and resulted in numerous inquiries from leading companies across various industries.

AUTOMATE 2024 | Mech-Mind Robotics' Advanced AI + 3D Technologies Garner Widespread Attention

01 Enhancing Product Quality Control with Advanced Inline Inspection Solutions

Subframe inline measurement

100% inspection, high flexibility, and high speed

AUTOMATE 2024 | Mech-Mind Robotics' Advanced AI + 3D Technologies Garner Widespread Attention

AUTOMATE 2024 | Mech-Mind Robotics' Advanced AI + 3D Technologies Garner Widespread Attention

Industrial robots equipped with the micron-level precision Mech-Eye Industrial 3D Camera UHP-140 can perform non-contact flexible measurements of subframes. The Mech-Eye UHP-140 adopts advanced imaging algorithms, easily dealing with the imaging interference caused by irregular shapes, reflections, and blind spots. With its proprietary advanced measurement algorithms, it achieves high-precision measurement of ±0.2mm for geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) of key features, with the fastest single-point measurement taking only 2 seconds.

Mech-Mind's inline measurement solution has been deployed in numerous Tier-1 automotive manufacturers, helping customers achieve 100% inspection and highly flexible, high-speed inline measurement. This ensures the delivery of projects to the highest standards and with exceptional efficiency for our customers.

High-precision inline quality inspection applications

Mech-Eye LNX + Mech-MSR for the one-stop deployment of inspection applications

AUTOMATE 2024 | Mech-Mind Robotics' Advanced AI + 3D Technologies Garner Widespread Attention

Mech-Mind displayed its capabilities in flatness and height measurement of battery cell lid and tire DOT code reading, utilizing the brand-new self-developed Mech-Eye LNX 3D laser profilers. Featuring ultra-high resolution and blazing fast scan rates, the Mech-Eye LNX 3D laser profilers excel in measuring and inspecting various parts across industries such as PV, EV battery, electronics, semiconductor, and automotive.

Mech-Mind's solutions are complemented by the Mech-MSR 3D measurement and inspection software which offers a graphical, beginner-friendly user interface. This enables users to rapidly deploy a variety of 3D measurement and inspection applications without writing code.

02 Building Intelligent and Flexible Production Lines through Mech-Mind's AI + 3D Vision Solutions

3D vision-guided bin picking of irregular-shaped metal parts

Precise recognition and picking in a complex scenario

AUTOMATE 2024 | Mech-Mind Robotics' Advanced AI + 3D Technologies Garner Widespread Attention

Leveraging the newly upgraded imaging algorithms, Mech-Eye PRO M can generate more complete and detailed 3D point clouds for dark and reflective irregular-shaped metal parts. The intelligent picking planning algorithm optimizes the picking angles and sequences in real-time, making it easily tackle complex challenges such as parts positioned close to the bin walls, stacked in the corners, and located in deep bins. This greatly improves the recognition rate and pick success rate for complex parts on production lines for customers across automotive, steel, and other industries.

3D vision-guided racking and de-racking of sheet parts

Precise recognition and placement of disordered, reflective, and ultra-thin sheet parts

AUTOMATE 2024 | Mech-Mind Robotics' Advanced AI + 3D Technologies Garner Widespread Attention

The Mech-Eye NANO, featuring high-quality imaging capabilities, captures complete details of reflective and ultra-thin sheet parts as fine as 2 mm thick. Upon obtaining the parts' accurate 3D data, Mech-Vision calculates and generates the optimal picking pose and sequence, adeptly mastering the variability in part orientation and stacking order.

In this application, the palm-sized 3D camera adopts an arm-mounted installation, which is highly flexible and enables high-precision locating of each hook to achieve precise placement.

3D vision-guided depalletizing of shrink-wrapped beverage cans

Precise imaging of reflective and transparent plastic packaging

AUTOMATE 2024 | Mech-Mind Robotics' Advanced AI + 3D Technologies Garner Widespread Attention

Mech-Eye LSR L, leveraging the newly upgraded imaging algorithms, can generate 3D point clouds with sharp edges and rich details for reflective and transparent plastic packaging. Working in synergy with deep learning and 3D vision algorithms, it can also accurately segment plastic packages, even when they are closely positioned with tiny gaps, and generate precise pose information for accurate picking.

Piece picking

Adapt to changing inventory and new items without pre-registration

AUTOMATE 2024 | Mech-Mind Robotics' Advanced AI + 3D Technologies Garner Widespread Attention

Mech-Mind excels in efficiently handling millions of SKUs and adapting to new items seamlessly without previous registration. The advanced 3D vision system is adept at recognizing and handling a wide range of items, including bottles, boxes, transparent and dark objects, as well as objects of various sizes and complex patterns. This capability ensures that our system meets and exceeds the cycle time demands of actual production needs.

Equipped with an intelligent stacking detection algorithm, the system can accurately detect stacking conditions, preventing issues such as mis-picks or dropping. This innovation leads to a more reliable and efficient picking process, setting a new standard for e-commerce fulfillment and warehouse automation.

Random bin picking of small rings and bolts

Fast and accurate picking of reflective, small parts

AUTOMATE 2024 | Mech-Mind Robotics' Advanced AI + 3D Technologies Garner Widespread Attention

Mech-Mind's 3D vision system demonstrated remarkable competence in random bin picking of small parts, such as highly reflective, small, thin rings and dark, reflective bolts. The system can efficiently navigate complex scenarios, including parts randomly positioned, densely stacked in corners, or close to bin walls. With a cycle time as short as 1.9 seconds, the system meets the speed requirements of actual production lines and greatly boosts production efficiency and accuracy.

03 Experiencing the Mech-Eye Industrial 3D Cameras and Their Impressive Point Cloud Demonstrations

At the Automate show, Mech-Mind exhibited a lineup of newly upgraded flagship industrial 3D cameras, including Mech-Eye PRO S, Mech-Eye PRO M, Mech-Eye LSR XL, and Mech-Eye NANO ULTRA. These state-of-the-art 3D sensors captivated attendees with their exceptional ability to produce high-quality point clouds for a wide range of challenging parts, such as transparent objects and highly reflective parts.

AUTOMATE 2024 | Mech-Mind Robotics' Advanced AI + 3D Technologies Garner Widespread Attention

Transparent objects

The newly upgraded Mech-Eye PRO S, equipped with self-developed imaging algorithms, can generate high-quality 3D point clouds for various transparent objects such as beverage bottles, medical test tubes, saline bags, and glass boxes.

AUTOMATE 2024 | Mech-Mind Robotics' Advanced AI + 3D Technologies Garner Widespread Attention

Reflective parts

Mech-Eye PRO M offers a reflective mode, which greatly enhances the imaging quality of reflective objects. This mode improves the accuracy of point clouds by 90% compared to the previous modes.

AUTOMATE 2024 | Mech-Mind Robotics' Advanced AI + 3D Technologies Garner Widespread Attention

Collection of challenging objects

Mech-Eye LSR XL, with its ultra-high resolution and super-large scanning range, is capable of capturing complete and accurate 3D data at long working distances.

AUTOMATE 2024 | Mech-Mind Robotics' Advanced AI + 3D Technologies Garner Widespread Attention

Weldment

Mech-Eye NANO ULTRA features a palm-sized design, ultra-high precision, and an extended field of view. It can be mounted on industrial and collaborative robots' arms, making it ideal for applications such as autonomous welding and fine assembly.

We also simulated real industrial scenarios to show how our high-performance 3D vision products accurately recognize typical objects such as tightly fitting totes, reflective steel bars, black compressors, and disorderly stacked small parts. Mech-Vision, equipped with built-in advanced 3D vision algorithms, quickly recognizes the target objects and generates accurate pose information after obtaining the point cloud data generated by the Mech-Eye 3D cameras.

AUTOMATE 2024 | Mech-Mind Robotics' Advanced AI + 3D Technologies Garner Widespread Attention

At the show, Vision Systems Design, a leading global authority in machine vision, awarded Mech-Mind the prestigious 2024 Innovators Awards. This accolade celebrates companies in the machine vision industry that have demonstrated excellence in products or technologies, applications, or research and development. Mech-Vision, Mech-Mind's self-developed machine vision software, was honored with the Bronze Award for its outstanding performance, marking the fifth award for the company's products.

AUTOMATE 2024 | Mech-Mind Robotics' Advanced AI + 3D Technologies Garner Widespread Attention

Mech-Vision, an all-in-one platform software, manages all project steps from configuration to deployment in one system. This cutting-edge machine vision software is designed to address even the toughest vision challenges. With a solution-oriented user interface and integrated functional tools, users can realize easy setup and rapid application deployment.

At this exhibition, Mech-Mind joined hands with several heavyweight collaborators to showcase a variety of newly upgraded intelligent robot applications to the attendees.

AUTOMATE 2024 | Mech-Mind Robotics' Advanced AI + 3D Technologies Garner Widespread Attention

AUTOMATE 2024 | Mech-Mind Robotics' Advanced AI + 3D Technologies Garner Widespread Attention

Co-exhibition demos

With a global presence, Mech-Mind has established offices in Chicago, Munich, Tokyo, and Seoul to better serve its worldwide customers. The North American office, located in Chicago, USA, provides comprehensive services spanning pre-sales, delivery, and after-sales support, ensuring a consistent and stable supply of high-quality products and services to our customers in North America.

Mech-Mind's products are used in more than 50 countries and regions, achieving rapid growth and excellent customer approval in the global market. By providing advanced products and comprehensive services, Mech-Mind is committed to assisting partners around the world in realizing smarter robotics applications in a variety of manufacturing scenarios.

At Automate 2024, Mech-Mind demonstrated its robust innovation capability and unlimited development potential. Mech-Mind will adhere to productization, globalization, and ecosystem development, working together with global partners to accelerate the implementation of AI and 3D vision technologies.

Looking ahead, Mech-Mind is committed to continuous innovation and will release new products and software upgrades to provide more comprehensive and detailed services to customers. For more information on Mech-Mind's products and services, feel free to contact us via:

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