ABB Integrated Vision is a new vision system that delivers greater reliability and speed for vision guided applications.
A powerful smart camera system that makes vision-guided robotics applications faster and easier to deploy than ever before, ABB Integrated Vision optimises production quality, maximises inspection and control by giving robots the power to see, and improves quality and flexibility, according to ABB product specialist Paolo Maggi.
Using 2D vision guidance, manufacturers have the ability to track products more accurately, improve supply chain management, enhance quality, troubleshoot challenging lines and processes, and significantly expand their use of robotic automation. Taken together, the advantages of vision-guided robotics can significantly improve a company’s bottom line, saving time, money, and resources.
Maggi comments companies that effectively utilise vision-guided robotic systems can increase throughput and lower production costs, improve product quality and reduce rework and waste.
Powered by Cognex, ABB's Integrated Vision features sophisticated imaging technologies such as Cognex’s patented PatMax algorithm for advanced part location. The result is robust inspection, defect detection, guidance, alignment and measurement, all of which are necessary to ensure manufactured products meet the highest standards.
Easy to setup, deploy and maintain, ABB's Integrated Vision uses RobotStudio, a powerfully simple PC-based programming tool that provides the platform for creating vision tasks quickly and easily. Operators can select features, set parameters and operate under real world conditions from a library of common vision applications. The smart camera offers a wide range of built-in communication protocols that interface directly with the ABB robot, getting the robot up and running in the virtual world.