Laser and camera supported robot guidance is an essential automation part in the manufacturing process. It distinguishes itself through a high processing speed, but also a lot of flexibility and positioning precision. In addition, robot guidance also guaranteed a sub-pixel precise contour extraction. Robot guidance increases thus the efficiency of the manufacturing process and can reduce costs. Robot guidance can be differentiated as 2D and 3D. The core of robot guidance are, of course, cameras and scanners that can recognise and process resp. transmit every part accordingly. Robot guidance can be used for large and small objects. Generally, robot guidance is considered maintenance-friendly. Only a small setting effort is required and the system can be calibrated at any time.

2D robot guidance is used, for example, for contactless positioning and identification. Robot guidance offers therefore reliable information on the position, rotary orientation and variant of the parts to be processed. 2D robot guidance is capable of recognising any free shapes based on contour-supported geometrical models and has the advantage that every workpiece must only be learnt once. 2D robot guidance functions only with a recording system.

3D robot guidance is able to process data from several recording systems. Thanks to the latter, highly precise and only seconds long position identification also of large objects is possible. 3D robot guidance records especially deviations from the reference values. You can use any type of camera/sensor for 3D robot guidance. 3D robot guidance is applied especially in fields like body sealing, body painting and subfloor sealing. Also the assembly and disassembly of workpieces can be controlled by 3D robot guidance.

Our SmartRay ECCO series is the perfect start in the 3D vision world. The ultra-compact construction and the light weight are ideal for the use in limited spaces or for installation on robots.