Industrial Vision Systems (IVS) is providing vision systems for collaborative robots enhancing their productivity. This new generation of affordable lightweight robots is unlocking new markets and applications as they work side by side with human workers, increasing labor and total factor productivity and eliminating the need for costly precision fixtures allowing different parts to be processed and inspected without changing tools.
The IVS Robot Inspection Cell (RICi) offers a highly flexible complete inspection cell utilizing state-of-the-art collaborative robotics and artificial intelligence vision systems for quality control checks offering automated repetitive and critical inspection tasks utilizing latest robot technology combined with precision vision sensors.
With high resolution vision systems to provide complete coverage even for large and hard to access parts, RICi inspects with precision detail on multiple sides and internals of any product. Liquid lens auto-focus technology allows differing focus depths and fields of view.
By using UR3, UR5, and UR10 model robots from Denmark’s Universal Robots, one of the earliest manufacturers of co-bots, IVS, whose vision systems can be integrated with all major robot manufacturers and control systems, utilizes the robots for the inspection of complex components as well as providing positioning feedback to the robot. The UR3 is a smaller table-top robot that can be used to provide camera inspection on multiple sides of complex parts and components, allowing precision automated inspection.
IVS is also using the robots to help assist human workers with inspection processes, which relieves them of more commonplace work meaning they are typically redeployed to higher value tasks that robots cannot do. In the future inspection benches will include space for an operator and a robot to work in partnership as part of the quality control process of production.
For more information: www.industrialvision.co.uk