Vision Robots

With all the mate­r­i­al han­dling, mate­r­i­al removal and auto­mat­ed qual­i­ty con­trol appli­ca­tions out there today, pre­ci­sion and accu­ra­cy are nec­es­sary for stan­dard­iza­tion and repeata­bil­i­ty. That is where vision comes into play, either as a stand-alone sys­tem or inte­grat­ed with robotics.

Robot vision is a fea­ture devel­oped in the 1980s and 1990s. Engi­neers devel­oped a way to pro­gram a robot to see”. With vision, the robot is pro­grammed with an algo­rithm, and a cam­era either mount­ed on the robot, or in a sta­t­ic posi­tion, takes pic­tures of each work piece that the robot will inter­act with. If the piece does not match the algo­rithm, the piece is reject­ed — the robot will not inter­act with it. 

Vision can also be used in a non-robot­ic way. Cam­eras can be placed on the con­vey­or line, and pic­tures can be tak­en and com­pared to the loaded algo­rithms to accept or reject prod­ucts for qual­i­ty con­trol, send­ing them one way if accept­ed, and anoth­er if rejected. 

While vision could be uti­lized for any robot appli­ca­tion, cur­rent­ly, it is most­ly used in mate­r­i­al han­dling and mate­r­i­al removal appli­ca­tions for accu­ra­cy in pack­ag­ing, pick and place, debur­ring, grind­ing, etc.

If you have a refur­bished robot­ic sys­tem and want to incor­po­rate vision, then con­sid­er con­tact Robots​.com for more infor­ma­tion. Robots​.com experts take pride in their knowl­edge of refur­bished sys­tems and will get you set up with the per­fect vision sys­tem for your refur­bished robot.

Are you inter­est­ed in the ben­e­fits that vision adds to your robot appli­ca­tions? Want to learn more about what vision paired with robot automa­tion can do for your process­es? Robots​.com’ will help you inte­grate vision to your robot choic­es, as well as walk­ing you through place­ment, lens­ing and light­ing to max­i­mize the pro­duc­tiv­i­ty of your vision application.