The ABB Robotic Depalletizer is designed to handle complex depalletizing tasks. Using machine vision software, ABB’s new solution can assess a variety of box types, enabling customers to process assorted loads with very little engineering effort and short set-up time. The depalletizer can process pallets as tall as 2.8m and as heavy as 30 kg. To operate, its software uses information gathered by the vision sensor to find a suitable grasping point for each box. The robot then picks up the box and places it on either another pallet or an outfeed conveyor. The speed and accuracy of the system enables it to work at a peak rate of as many as 650 cycles per hour.The vision sensor enables the robot to detect specific carton boxes on pallets, allowing reliable depalletizing of several different load types, including pallets comprised of a single type of box in defined layers; pallets containing a number of different box types; and pallets with a range of boxes with varying weights, shapes and materials. The solution can be supplied with a range of four and six axis robots to provide flexibility to perform depalletizing tasks.