EPSON Factory Automation
With the Epson VISION GUIDE 3 image processing system, all Epson robots can “learn to see” in the most straight-forward way. For this purpose, VISION GUIDE 3 is integrated into the proven robot software for Windows®. Due to the completely physical and software-related integration directly into the robot control, extremely fast communication (within a few milliseconds) is possible between robot and image processing. For programming purposes, the robots as well as the vision system are programmed on the same Windows engineering interface. Robots and image processing use the same programming language with the same symbols, on a common control. Programming is performed using drag and drop tools and makes the creation of vision applications extremely simple and convenient. It is not necessary to learn a new programming language, as the command range of the SPEL+ standard language is appropriately supplemented by a small number of efficient commands. The associated camera images are also displayed on the same monitor. VISION GUIDE 3 supports up to twelve cameras with all possible camera perspectives: "mobile" on the robot; "above / below" or "outside" the robot’s working area.