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.
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.