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3D sensors for flexible automation of robot grippers

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The 3D sensor detects the object position, even when objects are moving, and transmits it to the robot control. 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 cardboard packages, buckets, kegs, cans, bags or luggage. Automated gripper systems increase productivity, as they are able to quickly and evenly carry out monotonous manufacturing steps.

Plugin for easy integration into UR systems

The newly developed software plugin “URCap” allows direct communication between the sensor and the controller of lightweight robots from Universal Robots (UR). The special benefit is its simple usability: The user can conveniently set parameters via the UR operator terminal thanks to consistent software integration.

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