Improving Assembly With Vision Robots

Mar 21, 2013

Robotic vision systems enable robots to conduct complicated tasks. The vision systems on automation production lines also increase the precision and accuracy of the final product.


While robot­ic assem­bly appli­ca­tions have increased in both com­plex­i­ty and num­ber of the years, a large num­ber of appli­ca­tions have been passed over due to tech­nol­o­gy. When auto­mat­ed robots are fit­ted with 3‑D vision, how­ev­er, the realm of pos­si­bil­i­ty rapid­ly expands. 

Inte­grat­ing vision into robots has great­ly increased their flex­i­bil­i­ty. Robot­ic vision is used in a grow­ing num­ber of robot­ic appli­ca­tions and allows busi­ness­es of all sizes to achieve sig­nif­i­cant increased pro­duc­tiv­i­ty, mak­ing them more com­pet­i­tive in their mar­kets. These auto­mat­ed robot­ic sys­tems are capa­ble of per­form­ing com­pli­cat­ed tasks while being able to work longer hours that human workers. 

3D vision robots, can also pro­vide sig­nif­i­cant cost sav­ings to man­u­fac­tur­ers by elim­i­nat­ing the need for cus­tom trays or locat­ing devices to repeat­ed­ly posi­tion parts for appli­ca­tions like bin pick­ing — some­thing that was required by old­er robot­ic applications. 

The vision robot can locate all the avail­able parts in a bin, choose the next part to pick up and fig­ure out the best grip­per ori­en­ta­tion for pick­ing the item up and mov­ing it. Then, it moves down the line to oth­er auto­mat­ed robot­ic arms that work on dif­fer­ent appli­ca­tions for production. 

This 3‑D vision makes auto­mat­ed robots more ver­sa­tile and able to com­plete sophis­ti­cat­ed tasks in the face of haz­ardous or uncer­tain envi­ron­ments. The addi­tion of machine vision can increase a com­pa­ny’s pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and enhance the qual­i­ty of their products.

Ready to find out more about inte­grat­ing vision robots into your com­pa­ny? Con­tact Robots​.com today about our Fanuc, Motoman, ABB, Uni­ver­sal Robots, KUKA auto­mat­ed robots.

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