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Humans and robots are moving ever closer together. Sensors play a decisive role here: They enable the robot to perceive things more precisely, for example with optical and camera-based systems that turn the robot into a seeing player and allow it to recognize where what is located. The robot itself decides how to grip the respective part.
At AEE 2019, sensor expert Sick is launching a new version of his "Body Positioning System" ("BPS"). This is a contactless localization system for vehicle bodies. With this solution for skid carriers, users benefit from less wear and reduced production times, as several vehicles can be processed on one line.
The "PLOC2D" robot guidance system, also on show at AEE, is a user-friendly and flexible sensor system for 2D part localization. The easy-to-use system is equipped with image processing hardware in combination with a localization algorithm. PLOC2D connects directly to the robot controller or PLC and is ready to use.
Sick's "PLB" system is used for precise positioning of components in containers and boxes. The CAD-based teach-in of new parts enables a quick and easy configuration of new applications and guarantees short cycle times as well as a high throughput. The system consists of a 3D camera, part localization software and other tools for easy robot integration and communication with a higher-level controller.