Large Body Positioning
MORE EFFICIENCY. MORE ADAPTABILITY.
In manufacturing, where humans and robots work on the same process together, the reliability of automation directly impacts overall efficiency. If the human counterparts are regularly fixing or changing applications the robots are responsible for, the value of automation is severely diminished.
VFix™ offers the ability to locate large bodies in six degrees of freedom and provide highly accurate offsets to one or more robots almost instantaneously. If the robot’s application is precise, the need to repair the application is reduced making the entire process more efficient and less costly.
VFix™ is unmatched in its flexibility to add new styles and models without having to make any hardware adjustments. Many other systems require multiple hardware additions and physical changes in order to incorporate a new style.
Choose VFix™ for the fastest, most reliable, and flexible guidance for large body positioning.
SANDING / SCUFFING
Sanding, grinding, and deburring are precision processes in which specific amounts of material must be removed from a surface. Though parts can be mechanically doweled into place, mechanical wear and tear can lead to imperfect part positioning.
Adding V-Guide™ to the robot allows for accurate part locating for reliable precision processes.
A one to two sensor V-Guide™ system calculates the part offset. With the measured offset, the robot adjusts to always remove the same amount of material.
GUIDING ROBOT MOUNTED INSPECTION TOOL
Adding V-Fix™ to the production line allows the robot to adjust to the position of the body.
A 4-sensor V-Fix™ system calculates the large body offset. With the measured offset, the robot adjusts to check quality information at the correct location no matter the position of the vehicle.
Where used: paint, final assembly, stamping, body weld.