Automation is unimaginable without robots in many sectors of industry today: collaborative robot systems (cobots) in particular, which can work side by side with people, have become widely used over recent years. Vision sensors from SensoPart serve as the “eyes” of cobots. Our robotics expert VISOR® Robotic supplies the robot with all the necessary information on the position of parts. This data is converted into robot coordinates within the sensor before transmission so that the robot can accurately seize the part. Special functions, such as gripper space check and gripper point offset, offer further safety for the automation of handling tasks. Distance sensors can be used in addition if necessary: Our range extends from the sub-miniature sensor FT 10-RLA – the smallest optical distance sensor in the world – to the particularly versatile model FT 55-RLAM. This ensures that the robot can always accurately grasp parts despite variations in shape and position.
The VISOR® Robotic vision sensor was specially developed for the challenges in robotics applications. With its integrated, standardised interfaces, it can be easily incorporated in existing installations and robot systems from leading manufacturers.
Specially developed apps and function modules allow seamless communication between the vision sensor and robot, and considerably facilitate setup, operation and data exchange. This enables fast integration of the sensor in numerous applications.
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With the VISOR® Robotic, components are reliably located and gripped - when feeding parts in a universal tray or via bunker feed.
In the case of loose feeding, the gripping area can be checked in addition to the detection of the position. The VISOR® determines both information and sends them to the robot controller via one of the integrated, standardized interfaces. Depending on the information, the process is now controlled.
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In robot-guided applications, such as automated screwing or gluing, the VISOR® Robotic easily detects the position of the component,
thus enables the correction of the position offset and increases the quality of production. Mechanical effort is reduced and the system becomes even more flexible. The concept of the VISOR® Robotic enables the direct communication of the VISOR® with the robot. An additional control and complex calculations are not necessary for many applications.
The flexible use of mobile robots requires their exact positioning. With the help of a reference mark, the VISOR® Robotic enables them to measure themselves in 3D exactly at the workstation, e.g. to connect via a connector or to carry out the next work step precisely.
In some pick-and-place applications, such as metal sheet stacking, additional height information (Z axis) is required in addition to the part position in the X/Y plane for accurate gripping. In such cases, the VISOR® Robotic can be combined with a distance sensor of type FT 55-RLAM. In this way, the robot can operate safely in all three spatial dimensions.
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