Robust Pick and Place Solution

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

At the MVTec booth, Convergent IT and MVTec present how HALCON 11 and

AutomAPPPS present a configurable system for robotic pick and place
applications. The system is based on MVTec's standard software for machine
vision HALCON 11 and the path planning software AutomAPPPS by Convergent IT.

With the new development environment for AutomAPPPS-motion, new bin picking
applications can be configured much faster. The user has the choice between
different robot manufacturers, grippers, and gripping modes. HALCON supports
multiple 2D and 3D sensors which allow to identify and to grab a large range
of objects.

This solution dramatically increases the process stability. In addition, it
reduces the cycle time considerably. These benefits are given because
AutomAPPPS-motion also considers speed and acceleration of the robot axes in
comparison to conventional motion planning. Moreover, several gripping
options are simultaneously checked. Because of this, the gripping procedure
is optimized and the planned moves are collision free for one or multiple
robots in one working cell. Moreover, the check of different redundant ways
of gripping in parallel increases the success of gripping without increasing
the cycle time. HALCON 11's more than 1800 machine vision operators allow a
fast accommodation to different application environments and the extraction
of information about objects to be gripped and environmental interferences.

This system is already available on the market. A live demo at VISION 2012
will showcase an industrial robot that identifies objects in arbitrary poses
and subsequently picks and places these objects.

*MVTec at VISION* 2012: hall 1, booth 1D74

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

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