While using robotic systems helps with general efficiency and productivity of an assembly plant, there are additional benefits that accompany the implementation of a vision system with that robot.
The vision system allows the Robots to be more precise and productive. Rather than requiring a stack of parts to be perfectly placed in alignment and orientation – a vision system can enable a robot to quickly pick the correct part out of a bin of assorted products. This requires far less time to prepare the parts for installation into the assembly process.
Vision systems allow robots to have greater flexibility as well. A robot can identify where on the product it needs to complete its operation based on sight, rather than requiring a specific part placement. This adaptability allows the assembly process to move quicker without being bogged down by manual part placements.
Vision systems also offer greater quality control. When used for analyzing an object, a camera can magnify an image, allowing the robot controls to determine imperfections that would otherwise go unnoticed by the human eye.