100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954

100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954

Robotic Bin Picking

In today’s manufacturing environment, the availability of good labor is at an all-time low.  To address this, automating simple repetitive machine tending is a great place to start, as it frees up existing labor to do higher value tasks. In the past there have been a number of impediments to pursuing these opportunities, including the availability of floor space, safety concerns, and requirements to change dunnage.

Any application where parts have to go through a multi-step process and must be placed into a bin between steps are ideal for the use of robotics and automation. Commonly this is seen in plastic injection molding, automotive and medical device manufacturing industries.  These jobs are mundane and repetitive, and are not an efficient use of human operators. Additionally, tasks like these can lead to carpal tunnel or other physical injuries due to their repetitive nature.

Cross has developed a 3D bin picking solution that eliminates the need for part singulation without disrupting your current process. This mobile solution combines the most robust 3D bin picking solution on the market with the most widely used collaborative robot on the planet.  Together, this system alleviates the need for complex methods of part handling, separation, and orientation.  This gives the collaborative robot the ability to locate, orient, and pick parts out of a bin just as a human operator would.  Additionally, the robot can be programmed to recognize multiple parts, allowing both for parts to be interchanged and the system to be used for kitting applications.

This turnkey solution can quickly be integrated into your current process.  All that is required to begin are CAD models of the parts it will be picking. Our team can handle all of the end-of-arm tooling, part teaching, and programming requirements to ensure the system is ready to work for you. More often than not, the platform can be placed in your operation wherever a human operator would stand to complete the same task, allowing for minimal disruption to your current process. Key features of the Cross 3D Bin Picking Solution include:

  • Quick start solution – simply teach part geometry and place the platform
  • Collaborative robot with 3, 5, or 10 kg payload
  • Cross’s robust 3D vision system able to handle applications other solutions cannot including: shiny surfaces, thin parts, and complex surface geometry
  • Fast cycle times – parts can be located in less than 3 seconds
  • Mounted end of arm tooling specific to part geometry and gripping needs
  • Ability to pick a wide range of part sizes from as small as 10 x 10 mm (see spec. chart below)
  • Programmable for variable bin sizes and depths
  • Optional partial recognition of large work pieces
  • Optional dictionary creation
  • Onsite installation, startup, and training by a Cross Robotics engineer included
CRP-BP Series 300 500 1100 1100+
Measurement Distance

500 to 600 mm

31.5 to 39.4 in

800 to 1000 mm

31.5 to 39.4 in

1750 to 2350 mm

68.9 to 92.5 in

1750 to 2650 mm

68.9 to 104.3 in

Measurement Range

340 x 340 x 100 mm

13.4 x 13.4 x 3.9 in

540 x 540 x 200 mm

21.3 x 21.3 x 7.9 in

1160 x 1160 x 600 mm

45.7 x 45.7 x 23.6 in

Up to 1300  x 1300  x 900 mm

51.2 x 81.2 x 35.4 in

Some Exclusions May Apply

Minimum Work Piece Size

10 x 10 mm

0.39 x 0.39 in

20 x 20 mm

0.79 x 0.79 in

45 x 45 mm

1.77 x 1.77 in

50 x 50 mm

1.97 x 1.97 in

Recognition Time [sec] *1





Minimum Part Thickness

0.4 mm

0.016 in

0.6 mm

0.24 in

2 mm

0.079 in

4 mm

0.158 in

External Dimension

252 x 206 x 124 mm / 9.9 x 8.1 x 4.9 in

Operating Temperature

0 - 45 °C / 32 - 113 °F

IP Rating

IP 54

Contact us today to talk through your specific application! Fill out the form below with some details and we’ll have one of our experts get in touch. Also, take a look at our 3D Robotic Bin Picking Webinar.

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