The Pick-it processor

The Pick-it processor is a rack mount computer on which the Pick-it software is installed. It is responsible for doing all calculations to detect your objects in a 3D point cloud and send the coordinates to the robot for picking.

Read this article to learn how to set up the processor in your picking application.

Processor version

There are currently two hardware versions of the Pick-it processor: 1.0 and 2.0. Both versions look very similar from the outside, but when taking a closer look, you'll notice that they are equipped with different hardware components on the inside.

Since many technical specifications stay the same between processor versions 1.0 and 2.0, the section below only differentiates between the two processor versions if there is a difference.

What is the version of my Pick-it processor?

There are two ways to look up the version of your Pick-it processor:

  1. By looking at the back of the processor, you can see if a GTX graphics card is installed. If this is the case, the Pick-it processor version is 2.0, otherwise, it's 1.0.
  2. By looking at the Pick-it software version at the top left of the Pick-it interface in your browser. If the software version specifies 1.x, then your processor version is 1.0, otherwise, it's 2.0.

What is the difference between Pick-it version 1.0 and 2.0?

These are the most important differences between Pick-it versions 1.0 and 2.0:

  • From a hardware perspective, Pick-it processor 2.0 has a GTX graphics card, more powerful CPU and power supply to work with the Pick-it M-HD camera. The Pick-it processor 1.0 has no graphics card.
  • From a software perspective, Pick-it processor 1.0 runs Pick-it software versions 1.x. Pick-it processor 2.0 runs Pick-it software versions 2.x. Software version 2.x is the platform that will receive the new product updates, while software version 1.x will only receive bug fixes and security updates.

Technical specifications

The technical specifications in this section apply to both processor versions 1.0 and 2.0 unless mentioned otherwise.

  • Processor: 6 cores (12 threads) at 3.7 Ghz
  • 19-inch server: rack compatible (2U)
  • Temperature: -20°C to 70°C
  • Vibrations: Operating, 5 Grms, 5-500 Hz, 3 axes
  • IP rating: IP54
  • Power supply: 9-32V DC 160W
  • Humidity: ̃95% @ 40°C (non-condensing)

Processor ports and power supply

The front side of the Pick-it processor contains a lid, which can be opened by rotating the lock handle clockwise. A few ports (which are not used by Pick-it) and some buttons are located under the lid. In case of a power failure, while the computer is on, it will restart automatically when power is restored.

All labeled I/O ports and the power connector are placed on the back side of the processor as shown above. In order to connect the Pick-it processor to a power supply, use the provided IEC cable (C13).

Warning In case the Pick-it processor is positioned vertically and sideways, the air inlet shall not stay at the top. This may affect the ventilation process.

Power consumption specifications

Pick-it processor 1.0:

  • While turned off: 25 W
  • Booting: 100 W
  • Idle: 60 W
  • Heavy processing: 130 W

Pick-it processor 2.0:

  • While turned off: 25 W
  • Booting: 115 W
  • Idle: 70 W
  • Heavy processing: 160 W

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