The Robotiq Camera includes a CMOS sensor and a Caspian module from Varioptic. It has the ability to focus from as close as 70 mm to infinity and comes with a software package for Universal Robots which allows the camera to be setup within minutes. It will fit all UR wrists and is accessible directly from the robot controller.
Quebec, Canada and Lyon, France, July 15, 2016 - Robotiq and Varioptic announce the availability of the Robotiq Camera specifically designed for Universal Robots.
"The use of a variable focus camera in robotic applications is extremely helpful," says Olivier Grenier-Lafond, Robotiq Sales and Marketing Coordinator - "it means you can pick objects of various sizes from different angles without complicated camera settings".
"Our Liquid Lens technology is a perfect fit for robotic applications, as the technology has a unique resistance to accelerations and vibrations. Thus, a picture can be taken immediately after picking an object." says Frédéric Laune, Varioptic Director of Sales and Marketing.
For more information on the Robotiq Camera, please visit: http://robotiq.com/products/camera/
For more information on Varioptics Liquid Lens technology, please visit: www.varioptic.com.
Robotiqs mission is to free human hands from tedious tasks, so companies and workers can focus on where they truly create value. Our Grippers and Sensors enhance robot application flexibility and integration simplicity.
Our products are sold and supported in more than 30 countries, through a network of highly capable technical partners.
Founded in 2002, Varioptic became a business unit of the Parrot Group in January 2012. Varioptic develops, designs, and markets electrically controlled miniature optics based on its proprietary and patented programmable liquid lens technology. The technological solutions developed by Varioptic are aimed at a number of markets in the digital camera sector (biometrics, machine vision, general consumers and the medical industry). For more information, please visit www.varioptic.com.