LMI Technologies snapshot sensors now Universal Robots–certified

Friday November 30, 2018
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
November 30, 2018 – LMI Technologies (LMI), a 3D scanning and inspection specialist, has had its Gocator 3D snapshot sensors certified for integration with Universal Robots (UR) cobots.

The sensors use stereo-structured light technology to measure shape and orientation of parts for automating inspection, part movement, and guidance type applications.

Users are able to integrate Gocator 3D snapshot sensors into applications using UR devices with support provided by the Gocator URCap plugin. The plugin allows engineers to connect to a robot controller or PC application to perform sensor hand-eye calibration and implement pick-and-place movement.

There is no need for additional programming, making it easy to set up robotic systems for factory automation applications.

"In many ways, UR and LMI have a lot in common as we both strive to build 3D solutions that are cost effective and easy to use," says Terry Arden, CEO of the Vancouver-based LMI Technologies. "Connecting 3D machine vision with robots is a natural fit that enables robots to do so much more by responding to dynamic changes in the environment. We are excited about the many benefits this combination of 3D sensing and robotic technology can provide to customers in their pick-and-place and quality inspection applications." 

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