In general, it is easy to program robots to repeat certain movements. It requires putting a part to the same position every time. However, sometimes it is cumbersome to create purely mechanical system that fulfills the requirement. Therefore, most of such tasks are performed by human operators. PhoXi 3D vision system provides robots with sight and understanding, so they are able to adjust their movement while handling parts placed randomly, and there is no need for the mechanism ensuring specifically set positions of the parts being handled.
Parts placed randomly in boxes / pallets are the most common inputs for many production processes. Our 3D PhoXi vision system scans the content of a bin and Bin Picking Studio recognizes exact positions of particular objects and makes sure the robot movement is precise and collision-free.
The last step in manufacturing process is placing the goods on pallets for being transferred. The crucial advantage of 3D vision is that it actually provides depth (height) recognition for effective and safe palletizing.
3D vision system is also useful for de-palletizing randomly placed boxed/parcels from pallets or conveyor belts.
In production processes, there are situations where parts need to be moved from one place to another, e.g. from a conveyor belt to a machine; and they don’t enter the process in the same orientation all the time. Therefore, a 3D vision system is needed to determine the position of the part.
When a position of an object is fixed, it is easy to program robot to perform movement using a specific trajectory, for example to apply glue or sealing. When the object comes oriented differently each time, the robot trajectory has to be adjusted accordingly. With the 3D vision system by Photoneo, we’re able to detect the object position; and with our Trajectory Correction application (TraCo), to modify the robot trajectory swiftly in live production process.
Reverse engineering is about creation of 3D models or technical drawings from physical samples in order to replicate them, either by manufacturing or 3D printing. It’s particularly useful for HW components with a discontinued production or in situations when product documentation is missing.