Vision guidance for laser applications

Share this on social media:

Trumpf has worked closely with Cognex to provide vision guidance for its lasers, providing greater accuracy and productivity.

More than 10 companies have currently integrated the systems, which are used in applications ranging from medicine to industrial welding. The systems have eliminated the need for clamping devices, increasing flexibility in the production method and reducing waste.

The systems use Cognex’s In-Sight 5100 vision sensors, which are compact and can be mounted straight onto the lasers’ optics. They make use of the PatMax vision software, which studies the 3D shapes and angles of objects to align the laser.

It was important that the interface is quick and easy to use, even for people with little experience. The In-Sight explorer software works with the Windows XP operator interface, providing easy programming and integration with the laser’s default software.

Recent News

23 September 2020

The software will help engineers develop event-based vision systems, an imaging method that records changes in a scene rather than capturing an image frame by frame

14 September 2020

Messe Stuttgart has set a date of 5 to 7 October 2021 for the Vision show, which was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The show will be held in parallel with Motek

03 September 2020

Terahertz imaging company, Tihive, has been awarded €8.6m from the European Innovation Council's Accelerator programme to scale up its industrial inspection technology

01 September 2020

The robotics market in North America is down 18 per cent so far compared to the same period last year