Pairing vision systems with industrial robots enables automation of almost any kind of material handling process, with highest degree of system flexibility.
Machine vision is the ideal tool for robot guidance, allowing visual inspection of the robot working area as well as guidance based on the detected position of a product or component. Vision systems can be used to identify the product in pick and place operations, for example using OCR, barcode reading or other visual cues.
As end-of-line packing is increasingly automated, many factories have discovered that end-of-line packers often provided a final quality inspection of which managers were not aware. Vision systems can carry out this function in addition to robot guidance. In addition, vision systems never tire, never slow down and are consistent between shifts.