Learn how Gocator 3D smart sensors are used in automated harvesting systems to automatically identifying and classifying different crops and individual plants, such as broccoli leaves from broccoli heads.
Many of today’s popular applications are designed to run natively on the Windows platform. Accessing and controlling external hardware devices with a Windows application is often achieved by using a driver provided by the hardware supplier and activating hardware functions using an SDK.
Robotic pick-and-place is an important automated manufacturing process in many industries. In this application, robots pick up parts presented one at a time and place them in a preset order and location, even when the exact location and 3D orientation of the part is variable.
In order to stay competitive automotive plants have to ensure their manufacturing processes are lean. Today, many automotive manufacturers are achieving this goal by introducing multi-model assembly lines capable of handling a wide range of different vehicle types—rather than being limited to just one model.
While standard model 3D smart sensors can handle a wide range of general inspection tasks, the trend toward highly-specialized automated factory production has resulted in a corresponding increase in demand for customized solutions designed to handle specific industry applications.
In the automotive industry, volume gauging is an important application in engine development. Each cylinder in an engine block has to be measured for correct combustion volume. While CAD data can be used to determine nominal volume, compliance testing requires the acquisition of a large number of measurement points, their connection by line or curve approximation, and finally computation of the displacement volume.