IFM 3D Vision
Reliable 3D sensing for robot guidance.
Applications of the sensor include dimensioning of objects, completeness monitoring, level monitoring, distance monitoring and volume monitoring.
A common application example would be pairing the sensor with a robot that helps with palletising, depalletising or bin picking. The 3D sensor can detect the exact position and orientation of packages.
Robot Guidance Enabled by IFM's O3D302 Sensor
Flexible automation of robot grippers
The 3D sensor can also assist with gripper navigation – detecting the position of objects, even when objects are moving, and transmitting it to the robot control, which controls the gripper. The system can detect rectangular, round and irregular shapes and transmit not only the position of their centre of gravity, but also their number and dimensions to the controller.
Typical objects are boxes, cardboard packages, buckets, kegs, cans, bags, wheels or luggage. Automated gripper systems increase the productivity of many applications, as they carry out monotonous manufacturing steps more quickly and evenly than a human. When robots take over repetative work, this increases machine uptime and releases human workers for tasks for which they are better suited.