Keyence vision systems for welding and handling robots
Keyence has a world-leading reputation for the performance, reliability and precision of its industrial sensors, measurement and vision and auto ID products.
We make extensive use of the company’s technology to ensure that every welding or handling robotic system we design and manufacture delivers the highest possible levels of positional accuracy and part recognition.
Keyence Machine Vision products range from 0.31 to 21MP cameras, with a choice of standard, compact and environment-proof cameras. These offer a range of unique features, including LumiTrax™ Capture Mode, Auto Teach Inspection, Point and Click Measurements and Dimension Tools. Stable inspection is enabled without influence from surface conditions or variations between good parts.
We have partnered with Keyence for many years and have considerable experience integrating their advanced technologies into our robotic cells and automation systems.
Pattern Projection Lighting (2D + 3D Imaging)
Pattern Projection Lighting enables simultaneous 2D and 3D inspection without being influenced by the target surface conditions or levels of contrast, by adding height data to conventional 2D inspection. As a result, inline inspection stability is dramatically improved.
Multi-Spectrum Image Capture
Multi-spectrum lighting uses LEDs in eight colours with dedicated control circuits. Colour or directional lighting control is automatically synchronised with an ultra high-speed camera without the need for complicated programming. By combining multi-spectrum illumination and powerful algorithms it is possible to provide outstanding control of colour, shape, gloss and target variability in three different modes.
LumiTrax uses our newly developed ultra high-speed camera and ultra high-speed segmented lighting to capture the target workpiece. This innovative imaging method uses multiple images lit from different directions, which are then analysed to generate shape (irregularities) and texture (pattern) images. This makes it possible to eliminate the workpiece variations and influence of the environment, which otherwise would prevent stable inspections. This makes it quick and simple to perform imaging for a task that previously required considerable time and experience.