Construction Kit for Pick and Place

MVTec Software GmbH, Munich (Germany), and Convergent Information Technologies GmbH, Haid (Austria), showcase at AUTOMATICA 2012 a solution for offtheshelf pick and place applications.

At the MVTec booth at AUTOMATICA, Convergent IT and MVTec present how the

standard software for machine vision HALCON 11 and the path planning
software AutomAPPPS built a configurable system for robotic pick and place
applications. Thereby, the motion planning of an industrial robot takes
place in HALCON 11. As a reference, HALCON uses CAD data of the object or
especially measured object model data. After this, HALCON delivers data and
pose of the object to be picked, as well as of any obstacles. Based on these
data, AutomAPPPS plans picking and motion and returns the robot code. The
according interface was developed in collaboration between MVTec Software
and Convergent IT.

Because the bin-picking procedure is optimized and the motion is planned for
absolutely collision free operation, this solution dramatically increases
the process stability. Because of the generalization and the high
robustness, new applications need only marginal effort for programming.
Moreover, the application possibilities are enhanced, because the wide range
of 2D and 3D sensors supported by HALCON allows a robust detection of
various parts. On the other hand, motion planning enables a safe picking and
placing also in very complex working cabins or, e.g., the placing of objects
inside of car body. In contrast to planning in a state-space, the robot
motion is optimized by kinodynamic motion planning which also considers
speed and acceleration of the robot axes. This brings a cycle time benefit.

At AUTOMATICA 2012, a live demo at the MVTec booth shows an industrial robot
which recognizes parts in random poses, picks them up and places the parts
at a predetermined position.

About Convergent IT
Convergent IT, Haid (Austria), develops tools for automatic planning and
programming of robots and processes. These are employed to accelerate the
offline programming of complex applications for 100% cleaning, polishing,
inspection, coating processes, etc., or for an online self-programming of
robots within a few seconds for complex implementation.
For more information refer to www.convergent-it.at

About MVTec
MVTec is a leading manufacturer of standard software for machine vision.
MVTec products are used in all demanding areas of imaging: Semi-conductor
industry, web inspection, quality control and inspection applications in
general, medicine, 3D vision, and surveillance. MVTec has more than 30
established distributors, located throughout Europe, North and South
America, Australia, and Asia (China, Japan, Korea, India et al.). In
addition, MVTec, LLC works out of Boston, MA (USA), to better attend the
North American market.
For more information refer to www.mvtec.com

*MVTec at AUTOMATICA* 2012: hall B2, booth 204

*Convergent IT at AUTOMATICA* 2012: hall B1, booth 511

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