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Pepperl & Fuchs Robotic Arm Sight Revolution:
The VOS2000 - Your Multi-Tasking Eye on Production!

Discover how the VOS2000 universal vision sensor can revolutionise your production with its compact design and comprehensive software tools, enhancing robotic arm capabilities for diverse tasks in your operation.

VO2000 Vision Sensor

The Application

Collaborative robots with multiaxis arms are being used more and more in production and intralogistics, often mounted on an automated mobile platform (AGC or AMR). They are used for various tasks around production, like feeding raw materials or individual components into your machine or process step. For this to work, the robot needs to detect the position of the part that needs to be picked up, and a characteristic check is often required to select the right part before picking it up. So how can Pepperl & Fuchs help?

The Goal

For the entire system to operate effectively, your control panel will need visual data to find the target parts and where they are placed. For this, it needs a camera that can do multiple things: check parts' characteristics like their shape, colour, or pattern; figure out where they are and how they're oriented; count them to compare with what's expected; and identify each part using their codes. This camera also needs good lighting and sharp enough vision to see important details that may be the only thing differentiating one part from another. And finally, we know many of your operations are limited on space, so the setup needs to be compact and versatile.

So, What Is the Solution?

Well, Pepperl & Fuchs have the solution! Their 2-D universal vision sensor VOS2000 is ideally suited for mounting on a mobile robotic arm. A comprehensive software package with flexible vision tools, all of which can be combined and perform virtually all standard tasks, is included in delivery - it's a win-win! The robotic arm is equipped with tools that enable it to detect positions and shapes, compare contours, and identify objects accurately. Devices from the VOS series offer high resolution and a wide range of lighting options, making them extremely versatile - perfect for completing the majority of your tasks. Not only this; the measuring field can be adapted to suit your specific application requirements! The vision sensor embedded within the system not only detects component characteristics but also evaluates optical information with precision.

The Benefits

All of the Pepperl & Fuchs VOS universal vision sensors are highly versatile, finding a suitable application across so many scenarios. But, it's their high-resolution cameras and expansive sensing ranges that make them particularly well-suited for integration with robotic arms.

Their integrated vision tools offer flexibility in usage. Take the VOS2000 universal vision sensor - it features internal illumination and mechanically adjustable focus, enabling its use at varying measuring distances.

Alternatively, other models come with a C-mount connection, making their combination with external lenses and lighting setups easy. With an extensive range of accessories and a extensive vision tool set, there's no need for surprise added hardware or software purchases here.

At a Glance:

  • Integrated vision tool set with numerous software tools for detection and alignment, positioning and guidance, optical gauging, and identification and text recognition (OCR)
  • Graphical user interface for simple commissioning and parameterisation
  • Integrated analyser for simple integration and user-defined data output
  • Electronic compensation for difficult optical conditions
  • All relevant interfaces are integrated, allowing for end-to-end communication all the way through to the ERP system

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