Dust Protection in Sack Depalletizing Projects

In sack depalletizing projects, if there is a lot of dust on site, how to carry out dust explosion prevention, dust protection for the IPC, and dust protection for the camera lens? Also, does the dust affect the quality of point clouds during image capturing?

For cameras used in sack depalletizing projects in hostile environments, such as dust, we often use camera protective mechanisms to protect the cameras from dust and prevent dust explosion. For detailed instructions, see Design of Camera Protective Devices in Extreme/Hostile Environments and Dust Protection Design: Camera Protective Cover.

For IPCs used in environments with a lot of dust, we also have dust protection methods. For detailed instructions, see IPC Dust Protection.

Regarding the impact of dust on the quality of point clouds:

  1. The impact on the quality of point clouds depends mainly on the quality of the image capturing. If there is too much dust on the site and the lens accumulates a significant amount of dust, the imaging quality of the camera will be affected, which in turn will affect the point clouds.
  2. For a sack depalletizing project, it is not difficult to reconstruct the point clouds. Therefore, if the lens can be cleaned regularly, the point clouds will not be affected too much.
  3. Here’s a case of reflective metal workpieces, where the quality of point clouds was improved by wiping the lens. Compared with sacks, it is more difficult to reconstruct the point clouds for the reflective metal workpieces. However, when the lens was wiped, the quality of point clouds was also improved. For details for this case, see Optimize defective point clouds: When specular reflection is weak.