Scorpion 3D Stinger wins UK Food Award in Robotics

Ziaf Hussain, telemarketing executive (left) and Kelly Booth (right) internal sales engineer at Bürkert Fluid Control Systems with Rhian Burge, advertising and direct marketing manager at Ishida Europe Ltd (centre)

Celebrating the best that the UK food industry has to offer, the 2013 Food Processing Awards displayed the best in innovation, automation and sustainable solutions.

The partners Mitsubishi Electric – Automation Systems UK , Quasar Automation and Scorpion Vision Ltd implemented an innovative 3D deposits solution that won the Robotics and Automation award.

Scorpion 3D Stinger MLaser Camera does cake decoration
Scorpion 3D Stinger MLaser Camera does Cake Decoration

The complete solution was put together by Quasar Automation combining Mitsubishi food safe robots and the Scorpion 3D Stinger technology.  The purpose of the solution is to be able to automatically deposit independant of the top surface shape.

Read more about 2013 winners in Food Processing.

The unique Scorpion 3D Stinger Robot Vision Technology.

The  Scorpion Compact Vision system connected to a Scorpion 3D Stinger MLaser Camera that creates an accurate 3D model of the cake top surface in real-time.  Based on the 3D model the “Happy Birthday” deposit is accurately projected onto the top surface.

The technology can also be used on moving objects.  Read more about the Scorpion 3D Stinger Technology.

Read more about The robotic icing on the cake

Quasar Automation has completed the development of its 3D vision and laser robot based on Scorpion 3D Stinger technology that is set to shake up the previously labor intensive manual operation of icing cakes.

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