Help with Bin Picking

Hi. So, I need to understand how to create a Bin Picking system similar to the one in this video:

I know about the Bin Picking layout and I know it’s all programmed with Python, but I wish there was another way to do it or any tutorial explaining it step by step. Any feedback is welcome.

if you want an easy way to simulate a BinPicking process, you could use Process Modelling with an assembly.

You can define an assembly in the ProductTypeEditor and place all your products in the same step. If you change their orientation, it can look like they are randomly placed in the box. Be careful with the OrderIndex, so that the robot picks the products on top first.

Then you can define which product goes on which conveyor with the Product Filter.

Check the Academy if you’re not sure how the Assemblies in PM work : How to do Assemblies in Process Modeling | Visual Components Academy

Here an example :
BinPicking_with_PM.vcmx (1.9 MB)

As I said, it’s a very simplified way. So it doesn’t take into account physics or the random side of bin picking.


Hi Tilma,

First of all, thanks for your reply!

In my situation, I need to pick many tiny screws, so it is harder that way. Nevertheless, that is definitely a way that can be useful in some scenarios, I appreciate it.

you can also use the BinPicking Layout

The Python Script is in the robot pedestal, but you don’t necessarily need to change it.
You can delete the rods and replace them with your components. Write “BINPICK” in front of your components name, place one on top of the box and use the Pattern function to create more of it.
When you begin the simulation, the Python script should add a Physics behaviour and pick frames to this products.


Hi. Using the original and adding “_ BINPICK _” works, yes. Thanks for your help, Tilda!