PC Vision Guidance
- Industry Leading Ease of Use for Vision Development
- Powerful Tools for Vision Guidance Applications
- Point and Click User Interface
- Multiple Hardware Configurations Supported
For more than 15 years, Epson Vision Guide has been used in factories throughout the world to allow Epson Robots to "see". With a unique object based point and click interface Vision Guide allows developers to quickly develop applications in hours vs. weeks or longer. But don't let the easy to use interface fool you. Vision Guide is packed with powerful vision tools designed to help solve the toughest of vision related applications. Included as standard features are tools such as: Normalized Correlation, Geometric Search, Blob Analysis, Polar Search, Edge Tools, Frames, Lines, Points, Histogram and much more. And the best part is that Vision Guide is completely and seamlessly integrated into the Epson RC+ Development Environment which helps to reduce overall development time and save money.
At the heart of Vision Guide is the unique object based point and click interface which allows users to easily define ROI's and apply vision tools by simply dragging and dropping objects onto the image display area. Objects are strung together in a sequence to build a vision application quickly and easily. For example, a Geometric Search Tool could be used to find specific points of interest on a part and then line tools could be applied on top of the Geometric Search Tools to then determine the distance betwen the 2 points of interest on a part. Once the distance is checked and the part passes inspection coordinates from the found location are automatically converted to robot coordinates and the robot is told to go pick up the part using those coordinates including X, Y position and rotation.PC Bus Level Vision (Frame Grabbers and Digital Solutions)
Vision Guide is available for the RC620+ as a frame grabber vision card or a digital interface card which is driven by the RC620+ PC based controller. Up to 16 cameras can be controlled by one VG6.0 frame grabber. (Up to 3 firewire cameras can be controlled by the digital interface card) The processing comes from the RC620+ PC CPU so that vision applications can run at very fast speeds. Vision Guide for the PC Bus Level vision solutions comes standard with the same easy to use point and click interface as the Vision Guide Solution for Smart Cameras. The primary difference is the CPU speed (since coming from the PC CPU) and the support of multiple cameras from one interface card.Standard and High Resolution Cameras Available
Epson PC Vision comes with a standard 640x480 resolution. However, higher resolution camera packages (1376x1035) are also available for more high precision jobs or for when a larger field of view is required.Mobile and Fixed Cameras Available
The PC Bus Level Vision solutions provide support for both fixed and mobile mounted cameras. Cameras can be mounted in a mobile configuration when the camera is mounted on end of the robot arm. They can also be mounted in fixed configurations for when the CV1 Cameras are to be mounted in a fixed position above or below but not attached to the robot.Conveyor Tracking
Conveyor Tracking can be integrated into the RC620+ controller and works with Vision Guide 6.0. This is ideal for applications where parts are moving down a conveyor and need to be picked up without the conveyor slowing down or stopping. (The Epson Conveyor Tracking option works with the PC Bus Level Vision solution. See our Epson RC+ Conveyor Tracking Option for more info.