EVT announced that its EyeVision image-processing software now contains a new command that allows the communication and control of a robot from Universal Robots. The company said elaborate programming is now obsolete, as one command is sufficient to send the necessary information to the robot, enabling tasks such as bin-picking with just a few mouse clicks.
The software recognizes each of the component parts and can determine if the robot’s gripper has enough space to grab the objects. The position of the objects is then sent to the UR robot via the software’s new UR command. The robot can then locate, grip, and pick up the component parts.
It is also possible to carry out an automatic inspection of the component parts at different stages with the UR command. The software sends the robot the position where the camera will want to inspect next. The robot will move the sensor to this position, where an image is taken. The image is then evaluated by the EyeVision software, in a matter of a view milliseconds. As a result of the evaluation, the robot could, for example, grab the component part and drop it in the good-parts tray or in the rework tray.
The EyeVision software supports a great of 3D sensors and 2D cameras (color and grayscale) as well as a few thermal-imaging and hyperspectral cameras. With the UR command a robot can even be told to switch to another sensor to solve another application. The evaluation of the different images is carried out as easily as the robot can be controlled.
User can choose to use a PC, embedded processor, or smart camera system for their machine-vision applications.