Product Features

 

Product Features

MELFA Smart Plus

Calibration assistance function

AI function

Time-consuming teaching has been automated and accuracy improved.

For details on this function, please refer to the catalog "MELFA Smart Plus".

Type of Calibration assistance function

Using the 2D vision sensor, the following calibration functions can be used.

Function name Usefulness Description
Automatic calibration Robot/2D vision sensor integration Input multiple values such as the robot and sensor coordinates, and the relative position between the robot and camera is automatically calculated.
Calibration of work coordinates Robots and peripheral devices/jigs Calibration between the robot coordinates and optional coordinates such as peripheral devices, jigs, and workpieces is performed using a vision sensor.
Relative position calibration Robots working with robots Multiple robots recognize the same workpiece coordinates and use them to find the relative position between each other.

Supported robots

Function name Robot Type Robot controller RT ToolBox3(*1)
Automatic calibration FR series, CR series CR800-D/R/Q Ver.A3 or later.
(MELFA Smart Plus cardpack [2F-DQ510]: Ver.A1 or later.)
Ver.1.00 or later
Calibration of work coordinates RV-FR series,
RV-CR series
(*1)
CR800-D/R/Q Ver.A3 or later.
(MELFA Smart Plus cardpack [2F-DQ510]: Ver.A1 or later.)
Relative position calibration RV-FR series (*1) CR800-R/Q Ver.A3 or later.(*2)
(MELFA Smart Plus cardpack [2F-DQ510]: Ver.A1 or later.)

*1) Horizontal multi-joint robots (4-axis) not supported.
*2) D type robots not supported.

System architecture

System architecture

Automatic calibration

Calibration of coordinates can be done automatically. Set-up is extremely simple.

Simple set-up

  • Automating the teaching process has made set-up easier.
  • Configure settings such as the camera position, FOV, and resolution in the automatic calibration window. Automatic teaching and automatic calibration is possible.
System architecture

Improved accuracy

With automatic calibration, operating conditions are stabilized and accuracy is increased.

Cameras can be mounted in three positions

camera positions

Calibration of work coordinates

Teaching is now automated.
This makes calibration of the robot and peripheral devices extremely simple.

Usefulness: Robots and peripheral devices/jigs.

Troublesome teaching work eliminated

Use the automatic calibration function to carry out calibration between the robot and hand eye in advance.
Teaching of workpiece coordinates is automated. Set-up time and troublesome work reduced.

note1) This function can only be used when a 2D vision sensor is used as a hand eye.
note2) Horizontal multi-joint robots (4-axis) not supported.

Calibration of work coordinates

Calibration possible even in environments where workpiece coordinates and the robot's relative position change.

Automatic calibration is possible even in environments where the workpiece coordinates and the robot's relative position change.
Easy calibration of robots and pallets installed on automated guided vehicles (AGVs) or carts.

samples

Relative position calibration

Reduce man-hours spent improving accuracy and setting up interference avoidance and collaborative operation.

note1) Horizontal multi-joint robots (4-axis) not supported.
note2) D type robots not supported.

Reduce man-hours spent improving accuracy and setting up interference avoidance and collaborative operation.

  • Calibration is automated so that the same work coordinates can be used by multiple robots.
  • Reduce worker errors and workloads.
Relative position calibration

Example

Relative position calibration example