Robotic VISION Technologies to Debut its Market Ready Collaborative Robot Vision Software at Automate 2017
Integration with Universal Robots’ UR5 robot the first of many planned
CHICAGO, Ill. — Robotic VISION Technologies Inc. (RVT) has completed the software development of its collaborative 3D vision guidance software (cVF). RVT is a leader in vision software for Industrial applications with its eVisionFactory® (eVF®) product line-up, and plans to add numerous applications in the collaborative space for all robot brands.
cVF will debut at the Automate Show this week on a Universal Robots’ UR5 controlling an OnRobot RG2 gripper. Automate is North America’s premier exhibit of trends for the automation industry and for ground-breaking technology, and will be held in Chicago April 3-6 at McCormick Place.
Robotic VISION Technologies at Booth 761 at the Automate Show
The new cVF product will be on display performing several collaborative control functions at the RVT Automate Booth #761. cVF is particularly applicable to collaborative assembly, pick & place, handling and packaging.
“We are delighted to be working with Universal Robots to launch cVF,” said Steve Baldacci, RVT Chief Marketing Officer. “We believe the combination of Universal Robots and cVF will enable impressive results in the sectors for which collaborative applications hold the most promise. As with eVF, cVF does not require programming or coding, which will be particularly helpful to collaborative robot users.”
RVT anticipates early adoption in the electronics, automotive, metal & machining and plastics sectors. The RVT-developed collaborative vision software has many applications including collaborative assembly, pick and place, handling and gluing. The software is available for license and will be delivered May 1 to users.
Douglas Peterson, General Manager of Universal Robots’ Americas Division, welcomes the partnership, which also includes cVF becoming part of the Universal Robots+ platform, an online showroom of products optimized to work flawlessly with UR robots.
“We are excited that RVT has chosen to showcase its cutting-edge vision software on a UR robot,” said Douglas Peterson. “Our expanding ecosystem of partners that develop plug & play solutions for UR robot arms is a significant market differentiator for us.”
“At Automate, RVT will showcase for the first time our unique 3D single camera vision guided robotics solution on the Universal Robot,” RVT Vice President of Engineering Paul Weidinger said. “We’ve received great praise in the industry for our accuracy, ease-of-use and high-touch support. Now we are excited to offer these features to the collaborative robot market.
“At our booth, we will have a suite of demonstrations. Palletizing, picking from a conveyor, soldering and assembly—all in 3D with one camera will be performed. This will be the first time the world sees vision of this caliber on a Universal Robot.”
"One of our particular strengths in the Industrial market is how flexible our products are for use on all robot types and brands,” added Weidinger. “Our collaborative product line-up will be equally flexible, cost effective and reliable. We are proud to launch cVF for all Universal Robot models. We are in development on several user modules for Universal and other robot brands.”
RVT believes it can bring a powerful impact to the emerging field of collaborative robots. “We’re anticipating strong demand of our 3D vision guided robotics software for collaborative robot solutions,” Baldacci said. “They are designed to combine the power of vision and collaborative robots and can be applied to a variety of applications. It’s a game-changer in the automation world.”
Additionally, on video display will be all 10 of the RVT eVisionFactory products, the standard of performance for vision guided robotics in the Industrial sector.
About Robotic VISION Technologies Inc.
Robotic VISION Technologies Inc., a privately held machine vision technology company with complete 2D to 3D software vision solutions for state-of-the-art machine automation applications, is a recognized leader in the field of Vision Guided Robotics (VGR). eVisionFactory® (eVF®) is the brand name of the RVT vision guidance software platform and robot operating system that allows robots to “See, Think, and Do.” RVT’s software and technologies enable image recognition, machine vision, machine learning and robot guidance processes in industrial and non-industrial markets. RVT’s main 3D vision product features the Henry Ford Technology Award-winning single-camera 3D software product in addition to its proprietary validation tools – AutoCal™, AutoTrain™ and AccuTest™. In addition, RVT has won the prestigious BAE Systems Chairman’s Award for its technology and governmental work efforts. A sample of customers using RVT’s products include Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Harley- Davidson, Boeing and Johnson & Johnson. RVT’s eVF® software platform is installed in hundreds of systems worldwide and operates every day controlling over one-half billion dollars of capital equipment. RVT’s Technology Center & Robotic Lab is in Silver Spring, Maryland. RVT has secured agreements with Intellectual Ventures for invention growth and selected integrators for field support.
About Universal Robots
Universal Robots was co-founded in 2005 by the company’s CTO, Esben Ostergaard, who wanted to make robot technology accessible to all by developing small, user-friendly, reasonably priced, flexible industrial robots that are safe to work with. Since the first robot was launched in 2008, the company has experienced considerable growth with the user-friendly robots now sold in more than 50 countries worldwide. The company, which is part of Teradyne Inc., is headquartered in Odense, Denmark, and has subsidiaries and regional offices in the USA, Spain, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, China, Singapore, India, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.
Steve Baldacci, Director/Chief Marketing Officer
Tim Tuttle, Media/Public Relations
Tel: 765 721-7599