VISOR® Robotic Vision Camera
The 'eyes' of the robot
Nowadays, more and more applications are solved with the help of robots. This opens up more and more possibilities, especially in the context of Industry 4.0. Especially collaborative robot systems (cobots), which can work side by side with humans, have been used on a large scale in recent years. Vision sensors from SensoPart serve as the 'eyes' of cobots.
Ease of use and integration
Users also want more and more ease of use. This is exactly where the VISOR®-Robotic shows its strengths and excels! Due to the different detector possibilities, it offers the perfect solution for many different applications. Integration is easy because of the standardised interfaces for different robot manufacturers. Thanks to different calibration methods and flexible data structures, the VISOR®-Robotic can be used in many different applications.
Understandable language for automation tasks
Robots increasingly assist humans in production tasks and in automating manual operations. In order to respond to changing situations, such as different shapes or positions of parts with similar flexibility to human actions, robots need reliable information in a format they understand.
Applications and libraries
SensoPart's VISOR® robotic vision camera provides the robot with all the information it needs about the position of parts. To better integrate the VISOR® vision camera into robotic applications, SensoPart has developed the URCap and KUKA app, among others. With this software, the robotic vision camera can communicate with a robot without any problems.
Extra 'eyes' on the gripper of the robot
Distance sensors can be used additionally as required: our range extends from the Subminiature sensor FT 10-RLA - the smallest optical distance sensor in the world - to the particularly versatile analogue model FT 55-RLAM. This ensures that the robot can always grasp parts accurately despite variations in shape and position.
Features VISOR®-robotic vision camera
- Compact and lightweight housing for mounting on robots or fixed installation
- Calibration methods tailored to the application
- 2D or 3D localisation in robot coordinates
- Simplified configuration through 3D transformation of gripping points
- No new programming required for small changes in the position of objects or workpieces
- Different resolutions up to 5 megapixels
- Standard interfaces (Profinet, Ethernet/IP, TCP/IP)
Easy communication with robots from leading manufacturers
The VISOR®-Robotic vision camera can easily communicate with leading robot manufacturers. You can easily request the right library or app for your robot by using the form below.
Picking up parts
Feeding systems in a production line are becoming increasingly versatile. In addition to universal trays, parts can be fed extremely flexibly with linear vibrators. Thanks to VISOR® Robotic, components/parts can be reliably located and grasped with both feeding options.
When individual components are delivered, the sensor not only checks their position, but also inspects the free space around the object in front of the gripper. The VISOR® sends this information to the robot controller.
A faultless communication between the vision camera and robot controller is fundamental, as the process is controlled with this information - the object is gripped or the linear vibrator is activated. The application can also be flexibly adapted to individual goods transport options without the need for an expensive centring device.
The VISOR® detects the position and the filling level of the tray and transmits this information to the robot. If the camera is stationary, this has no effect on the cycle time.
Picking up parts from a conveyor belt
Installation of parts
What happens after the parts are picked up by the gripper? The VISOR® Robotic also provides important information for the next process steps and demonstrates its skills in robot-controlled applications, such as placing screws, mounting clips or applying glue. The detection of object positions is performed effortlessly, even when the position of the object changes. This ensures higher production quality.
Knowing the exact position of a windscreen in the body, for example, ensures precise placement of a windscreen. The mechanical effort is reduced and the production line becomes even more flexible. The VISOR® Robotic concept enables direct communication between the VISOR® and the robot, an additional controller is no longer necessary for many applications.
Positioning and automatic insertion of components
Simple image-guided robotics with improved software
The installation of robotic applications becomes even easier and more flexible with SensoPart's latest software update for the VISOR® Robotic vision sensor.
2D and 3D applications
Thanks to a significantly expanded range of functions, all common 2D applications can be easily solved in the robot control system. The use of an additional 3D detector determines the position of objects in 3D coordinates. All new functions are independent of the robot system used: this makes VISOR® Robotic vision camera unique on the market.
VISOR® calibration plate
The calibration is done using a calibration plate. By following the steps in the calibration programme, the coordinates of the robot are processed in the vision camera. Besides the possibility of using a calibration plate, it is also possible to calibrate the vision camera using the 'point-to-pair'.
Automatic correction of errors caused by distortion ensures accurate results. There are four different versions for different field of views and distances.