A PC based vision software package

FelxiVision is a PC based vision software for robot guidance that can be optionally supplied with FlexiBowl feeding systems.

FlexiVision is a vision software based on Cognex library, compatible with a large variety of industrial robots and the main purpose is to allow the deployment of flexible feeding cells in a very simple and straigthforward way.
The main tasks offered by the system include:

  •  Dynamic control of all FlexiBowl functionalities (acceleration, speed, flip, move forward, backwards commands)
  •  Camera calibration
  • Template definition
  • Object acquisition
  • Robot Piece Picking
  • Place sequences

Vision system software based on Cognex Vision Library

Thanks to this product, randomly oriented parts can be easily dumped on the feeder surface, separated, recognised and picked-up by the robot with the highest accuracy.

FlexiVision is based on Cognex powerful vision library, and foresees the possibility to add customised sequences to introduce inspection functionalities on the application.

It provides a simplified programming environment to make integration of FlexiBowl systems easy and with guaranteed results.

FlexiVision is developed and mantained by ARS automation.

Cognex Vision Library: Integrated, universal communications and image acquisition

With Cognex Vision Library, users get robust vision software on any industrial camera or frame grabber. Cognex acquisition technology supports all types of image capture:

  • analog images;
  • digital images;
  • color images;
  • monochrome images;
  • area scan,
  • line scan,
  • high resolution,
  • multi-channel,
  • multiplexed images;

Cognex supports hundreds of industrial cameras and video formats covering the complete range of acquisition requirements typically used in machine vision.

What is Machine Vision in Industrial Robotics?

Machine vision allows an industrial robot to see what it's doing. Without machine vision the robot would be blind – only capable of repeating the same exact task over and over until it's reprogrammed.

How do vision-guided robots work?

Vision-guided robotic systems are a combination of robotic applications aided by a Machine Vision system. A camera takes a picture in 2D or 3D of an object and analyses, normally thanks to the AI, the image to send precise coordinates to a robotic arm. The robotic arm then can be moved to the desired coordinates.

What machine vision is used for?

Machine vision (MV) is the technology and methods used usually in the industry to provide imaging-based automatic inspection and analysis for such applications as automatic inspection, process control, and robot guidance.

What is the difference between computer vision and machine vision?

Computer vision can be used alone, without being part of a machine system. A machine vision system, instead, uses a camera to view an image and interpreter and process it by computer vision algorithms, before instructing other components in the system to act upon that data.