Robotic Control Software - Robot Guidance and Positioning Applications

As production lines become increasingly more automated, the need for precision robotic aid has become necessary. Our VisionGauge® OnLine machine vision systems can provide accurate robot positioning and guidance. They can operate the robot directly, in response to a visual inspection through Digital I/O signals, or (more recently developed) through TCP/IP or COM communications linked through the VisionGauge® OnLine software.

Robotic arms are the most used robotics application in the production line. Our systems can work to position the robot based on an inspection of the arm's working area, or they can be embedded on the robotic arm for on-the-fly guidance and positioning.

Our systems also have full encoder support and can deal with resolutions up to 0.1 micron. All of our systems are powered by our versatile and easy-to-use VisionGauge OnLine machine vision software which contains such features as:

  • Optical Character Recognition & Verification (OCR / OCV)
  • Count and Sizing tools
  • Color Verification in different channels
  • Presence / Absence Detection through pattern recognition
  • Laser profiling
  • CAD image overlay and comparison
  • and many, many others...

 

These features of the software can be used during an automated inspection program with robot control being used to present the part to the inspection area, control the part during inspections, and even automating processing after inspection depending on the results of the work done by these tools. There are many ways in which our machine vision software can help you in your robot guidance and positioning application.

Recently, VISIONx released our VisionGauge® Standalone Inspection & Measurement Systems, which are the perfect drop-in solution for automated cells and automation applications requiring high-accuracy inspection. Ask us for more information about these systems to integrate into existing part-positioning equipment, robotic components, and automated cells over a variety of interfaces

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