Integrating smart sensor technology is a key enabling technology to allow the robot to make intelligent decisions on the process at hand.Giving the robot “eyes” is key to enable the robot to make smarter decisions and carry out processes in a repeatable and robust way despite product variation or customization.
Touch sensing is a simple tactile feedback technique using the welding wire as a touch point. When the welding wire makes contact with the work-piece, a short circuit is detected so the robot knows where the work piece is.
Point Cloud sensing
Processing data from a point cloud scan can be used to reconstruct a complex geometry for robot welding or other processes such as repair build-up.
Detecting work-pieces with laser scanning technology can provide fast and accurate positioning information on a range of geometrical work-pieces.