The precise positioning of parts is a key process in industrial production. A targeted robot gripper is always necessary – whether a component has to be picked up, put down or processed. Our vision sensors always have an eye on the exact position, and supply the values in robot coordinates in a few simple steps. When detecting objects on different planes, the vision sensor can be optimally combined with a precise optical switching sensor, if necessary even with distance output.
A robotic arm seizes components on the conveyor belt to transfer them to the next production step in the correct position. A laser proximity sensor with background suppression from the FT 10 subminiature series, which is small enough to fit directly on the robotic gripper arm, signals the arrival of the next part.
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The VISOR® Robotic shows the robot the way: Using special functions, such as gripper space check and point offset, it enables a precise gripping of parts. Sensor data is directly transfered into the robot coordinates, avoiding the need for additional complex programming work in the robot’s control system.The function blocks available for many robot types make integration particularly easy.
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Distance sensors are often used to improve the efficiency of robotics applications by determining the precise distance to the object to be gripped. The range of SensoPart distance sensors stretches from FT 10-RLA, the world’s smallest optical distance sensor, to the FT 55-RLAM – the allrounder in distance measurement. These guarantee reliable distance measurement even for difficult handling tasks with varying part shapes and positions.
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The following application examples show you the possible uses of our products in practice.
The modules installed in the high-voltage battery must be electrically connected to each other, and the connectors must be applied accurately to avoid damage.
The upper part of the housing must be screwed to the lower part of the housing. To do this, the sensor must detect the position of the screw holes in the housing top.
In order for the robot gripper to be able to insert the components into the lower part of the housing, contactless position detection of the housing bottom part is necessary.
The battery modules must be screwed into the lower part of the housing. The screw holes are usually located under mechanical devices, which in turn have an opening. The sensor is to be used to detect the position of the screw holes underneath.
In order to close the battery pack, the housing top must be removed from a material container using a gantry or articulated-arm robot. To do this, it is first necessary to determine the position of the component in the container without contact.
The base of a battery pack is the housing bottom part, which is first removed from a material container by a gantry or articulated-arm robot. For his purpose, it is necessary to determine the position of the component without contact.
Several components, such as battery modules, are installed in a battery pack. To remove the individual battery modules, their position in the material container must be determined without contact.
Leak testing is one of the last production steps of a battery pack. So-called sniffer lances must be precisely guided to specific positions for the gas check.
After determining the position of the housing top in the material carrier, the component is placed on the housing bottom part.