Laser Sensing Support for Verbotics Weld

Posted on February 17, 2020 by Verbotics

We have been working with Robotic Automation to add laser sensing capability to Verbotics Weld. Laser sensing uses a laser distance sensor to determine the position of the part, in a process similar to touch sensing. The advantage of using a laser is there is no wire to cut prior to sensing, and wire related issues such as a bent wire are no longer a problem. This can significantly reduce the time taken to calibrate the part.

Initial testing was completed at Robotic Automation using a Yaskawa MH5 with a SERVO-ROBOT QUICKSPOT™ connected to a rapid digital input in the controller. A Verbotics Weld cell was set up with a small test component to develop and demonstrate the capability.

Verbotics Weld screenshot with laser sensor
Verbotics Weld used to program a Yaskawa MH5 for laser sensing.

We are currently testing this capability in production, and initial support has been added to Verbotics Weld 0.8. If you are interested and would like to know more please contact us.