To expand the range of our smart 3D robot vision systems for industrial automation applications, we’ve now made it possible for engineers to integrate Gocator® laser line profile sensors with Universal Robots (UR) cobots.
Gocator® 3D line profilers paired with UR cobots deliver a highly effective smart 3D robot vision solution for applications such as:
- Measurement and inspection of elongated targets (e.g., cables, pipes, and conduits).
- Applications that require larger fields of view not covered by Gocator 3D snapshot sensors, such as large scale bin picking.
- Wide range of vision guidance, flexible quality inspection, and pick-and-place applications
Watch the video for a quick overview.
Easy Sensor to Robot Mounting
As with Gocator® 3D snapshot sensors, Gocator® 3D laser profilers are easily mounted onto the UR robot flange using a metal plate. You can then connect the sensor to a robot controller or PC application to perform sensor hand-eye calibration (using the Gocator® URCap plugin) and implement your desired robot movement.
Built-In Sensor to Robot Hand-Eye Calibration
The Gocator® Calibrate node in the URCap automatically performs hand-eye calibration between the sensor and the robot flange. When the node runs, it moves the robot-mounted sensor over the calibration target multiple times to capture scans and return the required poses. After the node has run, the resulting sensor-robot transformation matrix is loaded onto the robot.
Simple Sensor to Robot Programming
Once hand-eye calibration is complete you can connect to the sensor’s web-interface to load a job, trigger a scan, and return positional measurements in the X, Y, and Z axes.
Benefits of UR Integration with Gocator Line Profilers
Easy UR integration with Gocator® 3D laser profile sensors allows you to get a complete vision-guided robotic solution up and running with minimal cost and development time.
Watch this Gocator-UR setup video for more details.
Try UR integration with Gocator® 3D line profilers to automate factory processes and take production to another level.