Specifications of Integrated Camera
* Camera accuracy (trueness) values are lower. Achievable accuracy in part localization depends on the application. Contact us for details.
How it Works
Advanced vision processing algorithms and AI models
In most applications, we are able to perform part localization directly based on captured color point clouds without relying on training-intensive AI methods. Where needed, we employ our proprietary AI models to further enhance the functionality of our solutions.
3D color point clouds
Color 3D cameras are state-of-the-art machine vision sensors that combine 3D captures ("point clouds") with 2D color images of the scene. This means that in addition to XYZ coordinates, each point in the 3D capture is associated with its color. The combination of 3D & color data allows us to perform advanced vision processing algorithms, making our system high-performing and robust.
Option 1: Integration via PLC (robot agnostic)
TGuide will automatically write the 6-DOF pose (XYZABC) of the part (target) to pre-defined tags within the PLC. The robot controller can read the tags and update the work frame within the robot program.
* Other PLC brands may be supported. Contact us for details.
Option 2: Direct integration with robot
In pick and place applications, TGuide will automatically send the target pose (XYZABC) to the robot controller. In continuous path applications such as sanding, TGuide updates the work frame in the robot controller based on the detected 6-DOF pose of the workpiece.
** KUKA and ABB robots are supported. Integration with other robot brands may be considered. Contact us for details.
Live production view
TGuide can show a live feed of color images and 3D point clouds captured by the camera. Vision processing results such as detected parts and calculated targets are also shown to help the user monitor the process.
Camera calibration module
TGuide's intuitive interface allows users to perform camera calibration easily without the need for vision expertise. The required calibration board is included in the TGuide package. The calibration module can also be used regularly to validate the stored calibration results. This ensures the safety of robot operations by detecting issues such as camera displacement.