The flexible use of mobile robots is an attractive solution for machine tending processes. Yet this flexibility can cause robot positions to be comparatively imprecise. The success of this solution – whether or not the robot can carry out the tending process correctly – depends primarily on the precision of the robot's movements in relation to the machine.
Target Mark 3D technology solves this problem by placing a coded mark on the machine. The robot program is then written and references the mark. If the robot is repositioned by the user, for example on a mobile platform, Target Mark technology detects which machine is to be tended and the size of the offset to the machine and then corrects the robot program accordingly.