Robotics drives todays smart manufacturing lines in the automotive sector, but new technologies are making these robots even more efficient.
In todays smart manufacturingprocesses, robotics arecentral to efficient and accurateproduction. But even robots can use an assist to increaseproductivity.
EnterRobeye, which uses an industrial camera attached to a robot arm to take images of the workplace and quickly identify all parts of a product. Images are sent to a connected computer, which relays to the robotic arm what to do next.
This solution is essential for automotive suppliers, which need to place parts onto a vehicle during the body-in-white stage of the assembly process. Robotic vision guidance is a requirement during this stage, because of the vast amount of differentiation between part size and weight on racks.
Recognition Robotics has 11 patents that cover part location and robotic guidance.
Using the ADLINK Neon-1020 smart camera, Robeye is now an all-in-one solution. Included in the Neon-1020 is a camera sensor, lens mount, PWM lighting control support and industrial computer. This allows all of the processing to be completed inside the unit, instead of sending data to a separate industrial computer, reducing the overall footprint.
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